Saturday, May 15, 2010

I got on the scale yesterday to do my morning weigh in only to discover I had already hit a 10lb lose after only 4 days on the diet!!  I woke up this morning and I had lost another lb so at almost a week on the diet I've lost 11lbs!  It's so encouraging and just what I needed to boost my spririts.

I did realize something about myself this week.  It's been such an emotional roller coaster between family, work and my accident and I felt myself look at that Subway sign and really want something.  I don't eat Subway ever but I've been so down and depressed and stressed that I was willing to eat it.  I'm totally an emotional eater.  I told Matt I need to eliminate all stress from my life....HA!  Really I think I just need to know this about myself so that when life happens I can make healthy choices to get me through.  There are lots of comfort foods that are warm and filling that are filled with carbs and sugar but rather hearty chicken and vegetables.  It's a choice and I have full control over it.


  1. ps. We're getting dressed up tonight for a wedding and I'll have Matt take my 10lbs down picture. I'm sure I don't look much different but I want to chart the progress!

  2. I am so proud of you Rach!! You seemed so excited about eating your lettuce and chicken :) This is going to be a great journey for you!

    P.S. Even though it was under awful circumstances I am glad that I got to spend so much time with you this week! :)

  3. I'm so proud of you, too. You've started the journey!! This is awesome. And I'm so glad you'll be in CA in less than 2 months. What fun we'll have.

    I, too, have struggled with emotional eating. We just go to what is comfortable and what is an instant distraction. Good realization about yourself. Love you so much! xoxo

  4. Rachel, you are doing a great job! Just keep it up. I am totally proud of you for even attempting to do this! I don't think I could.