Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

I lost 2 pounds this week for a total of 13.6 in 11 weeks.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?  I must admit that after my 22 year old and 12 year old fought like 3 year olds last night I went on a binge.  I am such an emotional eater.  I knew I was being stupid but did it anyway.  My goals this week are the same (stay on plan, make smart choices if eating out, drink tons of water and seriously exercise this week because I still haven't done any in weeks).

So I want to talk about days 9 & 10 of 100 Days of Weight Loss.  It's about your support system on your weight loss journey and what you want from them.  The "to dos" were to take a quiz about how you want your support system to react/act when you do things like eat junk, gain back some weight, etc and then read your answers to your loved one.  And to ask someone you love to compliment you on anything from your weight loss to your hair to your clothes (quote) and then come up with a response to said compliment so you affirm their compliment. Basically so you can practice taking compliments instead of saying things like "yeah but I still have a lot to lose".

Well ladies, I had a really hard time with these exercises.  I took the quiz and wrote down my response to a compliment on my weight loss (smile and say "thank you for noticing, it made my day") but I didn't have the nerve to ask anyone for compliments or read to them what I want from them.

What's up with that?  Why couldn't I tell my hubby that if he sees me eating junk to ask me if I'm having a bad day?  Could you ask your loved ones to compliment you or tell them how you'd like for them to react.act when you do certain things like sabotage yourself?

11 comments:

Amber said...

It's interesting, they say to tell people you're dieting to hold you accountable but when do you ever see someone be like, "Oh you're eating THAT? I thought you were on a DIET?"

Hmmm...

Smart on the taking of compliments though, when I lost my initial 25 pounds I started getting compliments, but I always followed it up with a "Yea, I still have another 30 to go". Why is it so difficult to be like, "Thanks!"?

Amber said...

AND! More importantly, grats on the loss!!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Congrats on your loss! I totally need to work at taking compliments better, I constantly reply back with I have X amount to lose yet or am not so positive with my response.

Manda said...

This actually reflects some of my current reactions to some compliments. It really makes me think I need to work on that. And it is interesting >> asking loved ones to react a certain way. My husband used to question me when I ate bad but stopped when I would get mad at him. Lots to think about and work on.

Manda said...

Oh yeah.. BTW, congrats on the loss this week! Very good!

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

That sounds like a great book!! Congratulations on another wonderful loss. :)

Karen@WaistingTime said...

I'm cringing so I think I could not do that either! Actually, when I am emotional eating I think I HIDE it!

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

OMG...It is weird to ask 4 a compliment. I did share with my hubby what I need in terms of support. I also still need to work on not saying that I still have alot to lose. But I am a work in progress. Congrats on the loss.

ChicFitMommy said...

Congratulations on your loss!:)

Bring Pretty Back said...

Yes, Slow and steady wins the race!
That is awesome you are losing!
I am such an emotional eater it is horrible! That is my weight prob in a nutshell.
Keep going!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Hot Coco said...

Slow and steady wins the race is my mantra, too. Good for you! :-)