Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 7 of 84 in the StSC: Saying No To Stay on Challenge Plan Was Harder Yesterday (Anniversary), but I did it. And another downtick on of our lunch al fresco...and yes, you're likely sick of our faces by now, but too bad, more photos...PLUS: Week 1 Challenge Goals Check!

CHALLENGE WEEK RECAP will be added to end of this post later:

Tanita-san: 193.4

If I made 1.5 pounds lost for the week, I'd make challenge loss goal. I made that today.

But man, I had to fight off temptation last night. Hubby wanted to take me out to dinner. I knew quite well that if I did go out, I'd go over 1400 (the high level cap for the challenge). I'd go WAY over. No question. You get to the point where you know YOURSELF and what you usually can eat at restaurants and how much you can handle.

I said no. No anniversary dinner out. We had dinner home.

We did eat lunch out,al fresco, at a Mediterranean cafe, with these little yellow blossoms dropping on our table every now and then from the tree that shaded the eating area. And this is what we ate:

My Greek Salad, His Chicken Kabob platter, hummus in background.
We ignored the bread basket, I used my fork to steal the chick peas from the hummus.
I also filched that piece of chicken from hubby's plate for protein. I had about an ounce of his chicken.

My Greek Salad, I eyeballed about 1.5 ounces feta,
and they were obligingly very light on the dressing.

We had a smiling-good time! It was warm and humid, and my curls began to reimposed themselves in short order after the blow-out:

Wearing a wedding band on middle finger is funky!

See, he's also smiling!
A Happy Princess in the Florida Sunshine!

Recap for StSC Day 6:

Calories: 1302
Fluids: Yep.
Prayer: Yep.
Exercise: Nope. I mean, we did some minimal walking around, like 10 blocks, but I ain't counting that. That makes Saturday my second rest day. Oops, that means I have to exercise TODAY!
Encouragement: Minimal. I wasn't home. :P

Weigh in: Um, yeah. ; )
Keep calories between 1200 and 1400: Did so all but one day.
Track Food: Done every day (though man, it's a pain)
Exercise 5 days: I exercised 4, so fell short on this goal.
Pray daily for challengers: Completed
Encourage others daily: Did it every day, but some days hit more blogs than others.
14 glasses minimum of water/fluids: Met every day of the week.
Keep blogging: Been doing that daily.
Not quit: Still at it!

I gotta tell you, I'm really, really proud of myself for fighting off the "let's have dinner and forget about calories" temptation that warred in my bosom. But then, a good dose of hugging and smooching and food is ...well...not as tempting. There is always something better to do than pig out.

Happy Sunday. May all the challengers make their weight goals this week. Chins up and eyes high on the prize, peops! Put a rose in your hair and smile!
Enjoy your day!


Carrie said...

Great pics! Never get tired of seeing your smiling faces! Congrats on your anniversary, too!

Thursday's Child said...

Some days are definitely harder than others, but good job on sticking with it.

debkhershberger said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! and proud of you for saying no!! Thats a hard one! When my husband wants to go to eat, I usually jump at the chance!!

w0rld4vamps said...

I had such a hard time saying no and ended up going over my calories so many times this week I'm literally scared to weigh myself tomorrow morning. Thank you for the encouragement. I'll need it!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! :-)

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

Great job and Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I love the wedding ring on middle finger thing. I've been doing that for a while now. My mom finally gave me a thing to hook on my ring so it fit's my ring finger. I forgot what it's called though. lol

The food looks yummy. I almost ate it through the screen. Keep up the good work :)

Happy Anniversary!

1FitMama said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!!

spunkysuzi said...

Happy Anniversary! You are an inspiration

Kristy said...

I love pictures! Congrats on meeting your goals and warding off temptations. Have a great week and Happy Anniversary!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Good job on all that your doing! Happy Anniversary to you guys too!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful week of goal meeting! And many, many happy years ahead for you and your sweetheart.

Ms. Scooter Butt said...

Right on! I love always seeing your happy smile and your pics. Keep enjoying the summer. I think that the heat and exercise and activity will magically balance and not let some little fu fu's really mean much compared to the whole diet picture. That was one heck of a long sentence.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, girl! What an amazing accomplishment you've already completed. I look forward to watching you lose the rest of your weight.

This is Danielle, btw. From
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Amber said...

Way to go on saying No! Looks like you had a fun time with your hubby!

Here's to a great second week!

Julie said...

I'll never get tired of looking at your pictures. YEAH!!!! For the holding back on going out. That is fantastic.
Take care Mir and have a blessed week. Keep up the great work.

Floriana said...

Looks like you had a great week. Congrats. Your dedication is inspiring.

You and your hubby both look so happy and nice, it's always great to see your smiling faces :)

Anonymous said...

You and the hubs are adorable ! Happy Anniversary !!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and a wonderful week as well.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Good for you, Princess for being strong in the face of temptation. I'm not always up to that challenge but I'm working on it. I'm glad to hear you had a lovely anniversary. Sometimes simple celebrations mean the most. A quiet lunch at a cafe sounds wonderful. I am wishing you a wonderful week. :)

❦ fitcetera said...

Nope ... I never get sick of seeing smiling, happy, in-love people! The smiles you guys bring make US smile. :D ... See?

WTG fighting the temptations, Warrior Princess!

Sarah said...

Looks like a GREAT time! (And your hair looks beautiful!) It's so refreshing to see two people in love & smiling all the time!

Sarah @ Thinfluenced

Debbie said...

You are doing such an amazing job! You look absolutely beautiful! I love seeing your pictures.

Anne H said...

You are truly beautiful!

w0rld4vamps said...

Thank you for your support on my last "slumpy" post. Things are looking up!

Michele said...

Fantastic weight loss on the first week of STS. Good work to in terms of celebrating at home instead of out to eat. Here's to another great week. Stay strong, michele

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Nice on choosing dinner at home!! After a whole week of eating, I can't WAIT to just stay at home and eat! You're right, you do get to KNOW yourself and what you are capable of. So nice to listen to that "good and reasonable" voice rather than the "monster" that wants to overeat and do something that you know you shouldn't.