I love Spark People for information, really helpful site for recipes, too.
Enjoy your success and celebrate this payoff to all the hard work. Aren't you glad you stuck to it when you really didn't want to and that you got back to your plan when you had a slip.....that's what I always think when I reach a goal....worth our hard work!
OK, Misty, I didn't forget MAY GOALS, just got back from car trip.
1. Stay off the night chip snacking.
2. Hydrate more.
3. Move more, i.e. clear clutter or general housework. In addition to planned exercise.
4. Eat more salads with small portions of lean protein.
5. Drop 2 lbs.
BTW, didn't weigh myself for 3 days (You all know I weigh daily), so this was making me a bit anxious. So today I did weigh and was 139.2, still in the 130 range. I made a conscious effort to avoid some foods and packed popcorn for the car (5 hrs.) Crystal Light, almonds, cut apples, celery and protein bars. Now, at the dinner/restaurant the salad I wanted to order with grilled salmon also had (on it) french fries.....yes, on the salad, so I asked the waitress and she said no problem to get it without FF's. I also avoided cake, brownies and cannolis....got some looks but nothing I haven't seen before! NSV was the payoff, I managed to wear my "skinny" capris and cute tops. Who needs cake!
Kim, I am responding to your "Good News" about breaking your plateau on this thread. I read about your meal plan and I say, do what works for you. I like that you are getting lots of protein and eating those veggies. (Ensure and protein bars and a healthy meal.) Thanks for sharing what your plan is because we all can use new ideas. You know, I think this "plan" would be a good one for travel. Easy enough to pack those protein bars and Ensure and then just get a low carb/veggie meal when need be.
Love those portion control plates, too. Really helps to train our minds doesn't it?
Cool to see you break the 180 sound barrier! WTG!!!
Kim, CONGRATS on getting your SS! Whether you guys get married or not is totally up to you two. I dated my 2nd for 9 yrs. before we got married. It was a big decision because I had a house and he had a house and I wasn't ready to move in with him. He had his blind (adult) son and the son's gal friend and a child (the son's from a previous marriage) living at his home. Turned out that the son passed away (only 34) and everyone moved out. We married a few yrs. after all that. I never pressured my DH to have his son move out. I am really glad I took "back seat" on that and I really feel good that "the son" (and his child) had a very nice home for the last years of his short adult life (34 yrs.).Sounds like you have a good plan for that extra money. I like the saving for a home.....nice goal!
Enjoy the relief of knowing you got the SS and no more appts. to do that paperwork! Yaay Kim!!!