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Today marks my 8-month mark. Wo ...

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:41pm

Today marks my 8-month mark. Wow! Eight months. I can't believe it's been that long. Wasn't it just last week that I was coming home from the hospital or doing my first weigh in? Time is going so fast.

I've lost 93 pounds. I started this journey at 299 pounds and I'm about to cross that threshold into the 100's. I'm just 6 pounds away from another 25-pound reward. How exciting. But there are some days I can't seem to wrap my head around those number or the dramatic changes I'm seeing in myself.

I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal weight. I'm 100% at goal for my health issues and feel great about my progress and success with getting healthy. I'm still working on my "Character Goals" and will update you on my progress in that area soon. Today begins my quest for better emotional health.

But ...

Here I sit on the 8th month anniversary of my WLS and I am misbehaving. I ate cookies today. Yep, you read right. I actually bought chocolate chip cookies on purpose - 3 of them - and ate every single crumb. I've also eaten too many snacks today including popcorn, a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwish and a rice cake. Not that those snacks were bad by themselves... but all in one day at unscheduled snack times makes them bad.

I'm at my calorie limit for the day, but not at my protein goal yet. Nice job, Pam. Idiot. And I still have to figure out what to do for dinner. Gonna have to be pure protein, right?

"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it."

One of my favorite quotes from Anne of Green Gables. Guess I need to take that advice to heart and not beat myself up too badly over today's mistakes.

~Pam

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