This was Teacher Appreciation week, and it seemed as though I faced temptations every where I turned. On Wednesday morning, our administration sent around a cart of sugary doughnuts of death.. There were apple fritters on that cart, and let me tell you, apple fritters are like the best thing ever; however, I politely declined. Thursday, I had to supervise a field trip and lunch was provided. What did they serve? Papa John's pizza, only my favorite pizza ever. I got two slices, ate the toppings, and threw the bread away. Friday, was probably the toughest day. In the morning, I had a reusable water bottle in my mailbox that had a batch of homemade fudge in it! I gave it to my kids. Then, they provided us with sub sandwiches for lunch. I left instead, and got a Subway Double Chicken chopped salad. Near the end of the day, a wonderful student tried to bring me a ginormous chess cake bar. I thanked her, but asked her to take it away from me because I can't have it.
I am so proud of myself! I don't know where this willpower came from, but I like it. 6 months ago I would have devoured that and probably looked for more. To celebrate my accomplishment, I am going to bake myself a gluten free, sugar free, fudge brownie crusted cheesecake today. Happy Mother's Day to me!!
Another awesome thing that happened this week was that I got a Fitbit Charge HR for free! My work insurance includes the Humana Vitality program, and after my recent vitality check I discovered that I could cash in those points for free stuff. I had accumulated enough vitality bucks over the last few years to get a free charge, and I was so incredibly happy about this. I had planned to buy myself one (I wanted the purple one) but I just couldn't justify spending that much money on myself. I did have to settle for a black one, but I will gladly take a free black one over a $150 purple one! It shipped today, and hopefully will be in soon. Double Happy Mother's Day to me!
This week's weigh in blew my mind. I have pretty much consistently lost 2 lbs per week since about week 3 of THM. I lost more at first, but everyone does due to water weight. I didn't expect to lose more than 2 lbs, but when I stepped on the scales this morning I had lost 3.6 lbs! It seems like I just celebrated getting under 300, and now I am almost 15 lbs under 300. I have lost 43 lbs. I am 7 lbs away from my first major goal, which was to lose 50 lbs. When I lose 50 lbs, I am rewarding myself with getting my very first tattoo, something that I have wanted forever. I have already contacted my artist and he's putting together my design.
Sometimes I want to pinch myself and ask myself if this is real life. I am so thankful for THM. It has saved my life.
Week 10 - 285.4 (-3.6 lbs, -43 lbs total)