This is our 8th weigh in for our 10 week weigh in.
Weight Loss Results-Week 8
- Laura +0.6 lbs (Goal: 2 lbs/week)
- Kerry WITHHELD (Goal: 2.5 lbs/week)
- Cindy +1.0 lbs (Goal: 5.0 lbs/week)
Well, I didn’t do too well this week and neither did my sisters. My husband & I celebrated Christmas in July with a Turkey dinner and a full spread of sides and desserts on Saturday.
I spent about 6 hours cooking everything homemade. So that means as a vegetarian I had a full carb meal of mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, roll & pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Also, too many drinks. Spiked hot cider and then wine with dinner. Here is our decorated Charlie Brown Christmas in July Tree:
Then I had leftovers on Sunday. Also, I cooked most dishes with high fat butter & heavy cream. Yikes. I did really well the other 5 days on the Cinch diet so I can’t imagine how many calories were consumed/drank over the weekend. It’s amazing how much damage you can do with just 2 meals. Again, it’s so easy to pack on the pounds.
My sister Kerry (single mother of 3) did not have a good week emotionally and her go-to solution for stress and frustration is overeating & even occasionally secretly binging. We just had a long conversation on the phone about it. It sucks because while you are overeating you have a complete F*** you attitude and go overboard. Then you hate yourself after.
She has the confidence to know that she has the strength to make better decisions because she has lost a lot of weight before. Habits are a very hard thing to break and I think that is what all 3 of us are working hard to correct. Breaking the old habits where food is the center of the universe. I would like food to be a more disciplined aspect of my life where I use it for mostly health & not only for reward & joy. So, at the end of the day Kerry could not emotionally get on the scale this week. I completely understand. She needs to forget last week and work on her confidence that she can do this.
Cindy has lost about a total of 30 lbs on the HCG diet. She says that she just got comfortable with the weight lost she has had. So her relaxed attitude kind of slowed her down this week and she ended gaining a pound.
On to this week and a more successful and healthy week! I started it out right with a delicious Mango Smoothie this morning! I know we can do this!