I weighed 204.5 this morning - another two pounds gone. Onederland is just over the hill. It's a hill, not a mountain. I will be there within the month. As you know I am not working on the weight as much as the behaviors. I am waiting on true hunger and then eating small amounts and then waiting for true hunger again. The growl is the signal I am after. Sometimes if I feel that weakness/dizziness wave over me I go ahead and eat without the growl. That hollow emptiness is usually reliable but I have used any twinge I could perceive as permission to eat in the past so I must be very careful. I am also eating what I want. I am not preparing a separate meal for myself however I find when I give myself the freedom to eat what sounds good I am choosing things that support being healthy. Yesterday I fixed soup beans, corn bread, and fried potatoes. I really preferred having a salad so that is what I did. Instead of my attitude being "I have to eat a salad" it was "I want a salad".
I get in the 8 glasses of water most days. I don't obsess about it though. I am exercising 3 - 5 times a week - it is 6 times a week if there are no conflicts I have to deal with but that doesn't happen too often. There is always an appointment, extra hours at work, or something so 3 times is the minimum.
Hope you had a successful week. If you did, great. If you did not, how are you changing things to make success possible? Read my slogan/solution post below and maybe you can turn things around - I sure hope so.