I think I’m done focusing on losing weight. I want to be healthy. I think I’ve made extraordinary progress in getting healthy since May, while I haven’t made that great of progress in losing weight. I’ve lost tons and tons of inches. It’s very discouraging to see how I’m shrinking but not seeing the scale move as quickly as my pants size.
So. I’m taking this whole thing in a new direction. I’m not going to do weigh ins. Not regularly, at least. I will, however, do my measurements. This is such a better way of measuring progress. I think this also means I’m done with Weight Watchers. It’s entirely too easy to still eat like crap and not work out and still stay on the program. And I can’t justify going to the meetings and not, you know, losing weight. I’m sick of the sympathy looks from the receptionist and the meeting leader when I protest that I’ve lost six inches this week even though I’ve only lost .2lb. I deserve a bravo sticker for that, damn it.
In other news, I still hate the cold. I’m supposed to be waking up to 3 inches tomorrow. The high will be 24, with a real feel of 3. Fuck. My. Life.
I also ate at Benihana last night without being a pig. My family used to eat there like it was McDonalds when I was a kid. I could put down a whole dinner portion of steak and chicken (with extra fried rice, salad, soup, and a whole banana tempura) and still be hungry. Tonight, I ate about a quarter of my rice, double veggies, half of my steak and half of my chicken. And I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself. That alone also deserves a bravo sticker. (And I’m going to have an awesome lunch tomorrow at work.)
I’m allergic to ginger, by the way. I don’t know anyone else who is, but I am. It really sucks because my favorite stuff at Benihana is the ginger salad dressing and ginger steak sauce. Add that to having IBS and my digestive system is having a party right now.
So, here’s to the end of OMG I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT and to the beginning of healthy living.