Tuesday, May 29, 2007

May Day Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In #3

This morning's weigh in results: 244.4 lbs. That's down 1.2 pounds from last Tuesday, and I'm very happy about it, because I seem to have survived the Memorial Day weekend potlucks with a loss.

I guess I can pat myself on the back. It was definitely a struggle to stay on track over the weekend, but somehow I managed it. I'm proud of myself.

I think the low point of the weekend came on Monday. I was absolutely starving, and a planned sushi dinner just couldn't come soon enough. It was a planned binge -- 850 calories of raw fish, tempura, rice, and even some green tea ice cream -- so I just had to deal with being hungry during the day.

As I was sitting there, starving, it occurred to me how lucky we are. Hunger is a huge problem in the United States, and I realize how lucky I am to know where my next meal is coming from. It also gave me a substantially different view of our home vegetable garden. This year, we decided to plant a garden for fun. We are enjoying it immensely. We've planted a variety of vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, peas, beans, corn, cucumbers, squash, lettuce, radishes, and potatoes, so in three months we'll have a variety of garden-fresh produce. I don't think we have enough land to actually grow everything we need, but this will be a fun supplement to our diet. Now that I've experienced real hunger, I've wondered how much fun the garden would be if we were depending on the harvest


Jan B said...

Congratulations! The garden should be a wonderful addition to your diet. I have planted one too, but it is cold here, so it is still tiny. I notice that it costs a lot more to eat right than it does to buy junk.

Denise said...

Congrats, I am so proud of you.

MonkeyKisses - Liz said...

oh my parents plant a huge garden and i cant wait for it... i eat so much better when there are fresh vegatables at hand.. I soon would like to do my own, but we have too much going on in our yard this year.

.. Dallas Meow >^^ said...

good work!
I'm 5' 2" also.
4 years ago I was 238
Lost 98 lbs so I know it's tough - but taking it slow is so worth it!
Best to you this next week -

Mich said...

Way to survive the weekend!! Enjoy the garden--fresh produce is a beatiful thing!

Mama Bear June said...

Great job this weekend!