Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sarah D Journal

Okay, ladies, are any of you discouraged like me? I stepped on the scale this morning and was up a pound and a half from the last time I weighed! I don't know what's going on. It seems like my weight is just fluctuating in between about 184.5 and 186. Not going above that, but not going down either. I am trying to step up the exercise, pushing it harder, etc, but still not seeing the results. I just wish I could get past this "hurdle"!!!

I have eaten pretty well this week. I had my "free" day on Saturday -there was an open house at the local co-op craft store (they bring handicrafts out from the interior villages and sell them to the expats. Although the villagers have been getting so many handouts from the government - a real problem here - that they are not motivated to make very many handicrafts!) and we had donuts! I am a bit ashamed to say I ate two, but they were sure delicious! And then on Monday was my daughter's birthday and I indulged in a bit of homemade ice cream and a cupcake... so not one of my finer weeks but I still don't feel guilty :-)

Am just thinking more about really enjoying the treats we allow ourselves. On Saturday evening I was thinking, "I am really craving something sweet!" but I wasn't sure what to let myself have (it was already a "free" day so I thought I could let myself have a treat!) I looked for ice cream in the fridge but nothing looked good. I found an American candy bar in the cupboard leftover from our family conference this summer and ate a couple of bites but it really just didn't taste that good, or satisfy my craving so I didn't finish it (yes, I actually threw it away! I am not going to tell you what kind it was in case it was your personal favorite! Ha!) Anyway, I have some bars of dark chocolate that I can get here and ate a couple squares of one of those. I have realized it really doesn't take much to satisfy the craving, and I don't want to be scarfing down whatever is in sight, even if I don't really like it, just because I am "craving" something! So that is my thought for this week :-)

Hope you all are doing well. I am trying to work up the courage to do the Shred level 2 this morning... I might chicken out but we will see :-)
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