I weighed in at TOPS last night with a 3 1/2# loss. Didn't quite get under the 200 mark but you always have a have a goal for the next week, right?
I had a salad from Palomino at lunch and was really surprised that when I put it in MyFitnessPal, the nutritional information was there. A great help.
Our TOPS meeting went well and I felt I was with a group of people that I related too, that understood me and that wasn't negative. Was that because I led the discussion? Our program was based on affirmations. Having your brain programmed to help you lose weight. It touched on the "garbage in ... garbage out" addage. I read one person's blog on MFP which I shared with my chapter and I think I'm going to write her mantra on a card and put it on my bathroom mirror. It says "Progression not Perfection". As long as I've moved forward each week I'm not going to dwell on that I may have taken two steps forward and one back during the week as long as I've moved forward when Monday rolls around if it's even only a babystep, unlike the giant leap I took this week which has renewed my commitment and helped my motivation.
Last night after the meeting, some of the ladies were going for Mexican food. I knew that even though I was feeling good about my loss and had the added motivation to keep truckin' along, that it wouldn't be the best choice for me, so I announced I was headed home. I did stop at MacAlister's and got something that I knew would fit into my plan.
On to Week #2.