Friday, October 5, 2007

and all the heavens sang

I was totally unaware of the controversy surrounding James Frey. I really don't care because I read it like it was fiction, so that just goes to show you how "aware" I am of Oprah. :o) It is disappointing that the author was such a poser. Who would want to claim that sort of lifestyle? That's like a chronically skinny girl claiming that she was once fat.... (Okay, maybe not quite the same thing)

So today is Friday. Ahhh Friday. The day before the weekend. The day of anticipation of what's to come. The day of jeans at the workplace. And its the day of WI for Christmas Challenge. You know I've had a really good week when I get all excited about WI. :o) And here's the results: (hold on to your panties!) 182.6. That's 3 down from last week (and like 7 down from the beginning of this week). Now I totally realize that it's water weight, or crazy Atkins loss, or Alien abduction of fat cells or something crazy, but it's a loss. And if I keep it up it'll be permanent.

I'm still rockin along with the low carb. And I have a NSV to boot: I didn't scarf down my entire plate of food. We went to Ruby Tuesdays last night and I got the petite sirloin, broccoli & mashed cauliflower. And the salad bar, of course, because what person in their right mind can resist it? Well, I ate a big salad with lots of low carb yummies and when my food came I only ate about half the food. I realized that I was full and that I was satisfied and that I didn't need to eat anymore. This is HUGE for me because I'm such a carnivore and I LOVVE steak and I was really digging the mashed cauliflower. But I just got a to-go box and it'll be a meal for me sometime in the near future. What's really cool is that I could have eaten it all and Dr. Atkin's wouldn't have had a problem with it at all. But Core would and I chose to listen to reason. :o)
Yay Me! :o)

I could ramble on forever today, but I'm gonna spare you all. Instead I'm gonna go check out some of my co-Christmas Challenger's blogs.

Good Luck to all my Canadian friends as they face their Thanksgiving this weekend, and may you all have totally OP weekends, whatever your plan may be. (That sounded totally WW zen, didn't it?) :o)

15 comments:

CaRoLyN said...

I'm so proud of you!!! We don't have Ruby Tuesday's here but the salad bar sounds great! More restaurants should have one of those things!

Congrats on the GREAT loss!!! I'll update your progress on the Christmas Challenge. You are rocking it!

Tara said...

WAY TO GO!!! I had a big meal last night, so instead of being dissapointed with my weigh-in this morning, I'm going to do it tomorrow. Kinda cheating, I guess. hehe.

Ro said...

Whoa!!! You are rocking it out.
Congrats on the loss that shows your commitment to a healthy lifestyle and you inspire me to
lose!
Tomorrow I start the detox so I am eating fish today and a snow cone tonight ;~)

Have a great weekend!

Candace said...

Yeah on the loss, and the good choices made. You're doing great.

Randi said...

yay you. And I like the WW zen. You could make a lot of arguments that WW is like a cult or some hippy religion. So it's now really a think, WW Zen. Cool.
Plus, I'm even more excited about the stopping eating when you're full thing than the lbs lost. That's something that will keep you there and make real changes for you.

Amanda said...

YUMMMM...Ruby Tuesday's. They have the absolute BEST salad bar EVAH! And good for you for not eating all of your food. I never can when I go there, so I take the food home and eat more salad! :)

And a great loss to boot! You ROCK this week!!!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Aliens or not, that is an AWESOME loss!

Swizzlepop said...

WOOHOO!!! Did you hear that WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! That is a great loss and NSV, you are really workin' in! Keep up the great work. WW Zen is cool, it's Friday after all :)

noelle said...

WTG!!! I did low carb for a while...then got pg and inhaled every baked good in sight. Moderation is more my thing.

But I love Ruby Tuesday's...mashed cauliflower is a staple at our house for my low carb dh. Totally easy to do, too!

Melanie said...

YEAH!!! I'm so happy for you. Your are totally rockin' it. Both in the weight loss and the NSV. Keep with it girl!

MMalloy said...

You are Awesome!! I am so proud of you. You are doing so amazing and I am so happy for you that you got such a great loss this week!!

Calyn said...

Not being hungry was the one thing I liked about doing Atkins. Hunger was always a killer for me and it was awesome not to be all the time! Keep up the good work and congrats on the loss! Last time I did that diet, I lost 15 lbs. in 2 weeks, but also got awful stretch marks on my tummy. So, beware of the really fast loss! Have a great weekend :)

Kate from AZ said...

WTG girl!!!!!!

This is probably just what you needed to kick start things...

Tammy said...

Congrats on the weight loss! That is really awesome! I had a modest loss this week, but it was a loss nonetheless. I was 'out of commission' for three days--I couldn't exercise because I overdid my step aerobics, but I'm back on track now. Have a great Sunday!

Ro said...

DD
Remember I told you I was doing the Dr Ian Fat Smash Phase I...the diet from celebrity fit club. We were discussing how "fast weight loss" comes back on quick so I am going right back too WW after the 9 day Detox.
It is just fruit and veggies mostly....