Weigh-In … Late Night Chicken

Today’s Weight: 167.0
Loss/Gain:  +1.5 lbs.
Well, I have to say that I almost decided to only post my weight at the end of every month because of the fluctuations I’m seeing weekly as I still try and get my act together.  I tried to tell myself I didn’t want to vex my readers with the ups and downs and not seeing me go forward, but in reality I think it was because I didn’t want to have to share when the scale is up.  So, I decided to keep with the weekly weigh-in posts, at least until I’ve reached my goal (or a place where I feel I’ll be maintaining…which is closer to the goal than where I’m at now)
So, there it is.  Now, a large part of the scales readings today is due to eating a rather large dinner at 10:30 pm last night.  It was the last night of basketball games for my girls’ school, and we ended up staying for all four games.  The original plan was to watch their game and maybe one other and then get Subway for dinner.  By the time the last game was done Subway had just closed, so there went that idea.  
We opted for Bojangles fried chicken instead.  *sigh*  I wasn’t too thrilled, but I was so hungry I didn’t care.  Unfortunately, I ended up having some fries and almost a full biscuit with my chicken breast.  As I crawled into bed I was so full.  I think just the meat would’ve been fine, but we all know how we tend to overeat when we’re that hungry.  
Oh well.  
I have still been considering the fact that I may need to be careful about breads/sugars in my diet.  In fact, I’ve been picking almonds as a snack over a protein bar a couple of times and that’s a big deal for me.  🙂  
I know my calorie intake still needs to be lower overall for me to see weight loss, so that’s why I know I’m not at a place where my body is maintaining naturally.  Case in point:  The chicken dinner really threw me over the top by a lot last night; and I was fine for the day until then.  So, I will keep plugging along.  
On a good note…if you saw my post yesterday about my Healthy Heart Weekend Run I am super thrilled that I can run 5 miles and it’s not a huge deal anymore.  I remember three years ago when I was first attempting the Couch to 5K program to start running and my pace was about a 13 minute mile and as I slowly jogged through every workout I felt like I was training for a marathon.  Now running 3 miles is an easy run for me.  🙂  
This is progress, and as long as I keep progressing I’m doing good.  
Thanks for checking in and have a nice weekend! 
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5 Responses to Weigh-In … Late Night Chicken

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amen! Running is a GREAT bit of progress. Look for the good and learn from the bad, I suppose! (as I eat my M & M's Dad bought me for Valentine's Day) …..
    I love you and you're doing great!
    MOMa

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  2. Christine says:

    You really are doing amazing Leah! Your journey seems to be so much about perseverance which speaks of a strong and brave woman…in my opinion! I love reading about your life.
    Christine
    http://rediscoveringmein2009.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Lori says:

    Great job on the HHW run!

    Maybe just try slowly limiting breads and sugars instead of doing the detox thing. Take a few days a week with no sugar. Or have bread/pasta only with 1 meal in a day. That is easier to do because you can tell yourself you can wait a day to have whatever.

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  4. Leah says:

    I think that's what I'm going to do. This has to be sustainable for ever and the detox week just isn't my life.

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  5. well done on your running. I have to agree about keeping to say just bread one meal a day, take it slow with cutting it out, you'll find it easier and less likely to want to crave and rebel. Good luck with weighing in weekly.

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