Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In

So, Wednesday's the day that I get up and hop on the scale to see how my good eating and workouts are paying off.  My goal is to lose 15 pounds during Joel's deployment.  As of this morning, I have lost 3.  I'm pretty happy with that number.

I don't know how other military wives are when their spouse is away, but I always eat so much better when Joel's gone.  (No offense, Honey.)  I don't keep the junk food around that I do when he's home, and meals are a lot simpler, not as fatty, and well not nearly as tasty.  With just Grace and I to cook for right now, I don't feel like I have to make a big 'ol dinner with all the fixings.  And without the bread and desert, we're eating much healthier.

But I do get cravings.  Usually around 9:00, when the kids are in bed, I really, really, really want a bowl of ice cream or a bowl of Oreos with milk.  But without them in the house, I have no choice but to reach of the banana or string cheese.  I usually sit down at the computer, with my healthy snack of choice and read a couple food blogs, and just pretend I'm eating all that beautiful, glorious food. 

Note:  I know the title's alliteration will drive some of my friends crazy, but I had to do it.  It was too easy.


Kristin said...

Way to go on your weight loss goal! I would love to trade notes on what works for you and Grace for meals and snacks. :) And of course hear more about your efforts in general.

Karla said...

Way to Go!!! Three pounds is great!!!

Jill said...

Kristin - I Facebooked you. (Is that a verb?) Anyway, I'll probably do a blog post about what I've been eating in a few weeks.

Karla - Thanks, Dear! Let's "walk the mall soon" so I can count it as a workout ;)

Emmy said...

Awesome! I actually eat worse if Eric isn't around. Easy just to feed the kids chicken nuggets and find whatever to feed myself if he isn't here.

Whitney said...

I'm eating skittles at 12:57 am...does that count as dieting?? probably not....hmm..
Congrats on 3 pounds!!

Jill said...

Whitney - No judgement from me :)