Friday, June 3, 2011

Irritations and Incentives

Well kids, I have done the impossible...I have lost weight during the most difficult time of the month! WHEEEEEE!!!! The back boobs are shrinking...I'd probably call them an A cup now :). I have been diligent and even with my cravings, I have been strong! GO ME!!!

So, I have a rant to share. maybe its my hormones, but I about beat my husband last night. We went to Target just putzing around. I had made a great dinner of baked chicken, pasta (for them, NOT me) and salad. Of course, my hubby wanted dessert. We were at the Target at Power and McKellips, and being the fat girl that I am, I know where all ice cream places are in the area. For any of you thast know, there is a Coldstone Creamery on the SE corner there. So, I didn't say anything to the hubby. He saw it though. He said "lets go get some've worked hard, you can have a little, right?"...I'm like "ARE YOU NUTS?!?!?!?!" I have NO willpower. seriously. I proceeded to tell him in little words that if I walk into Coldstone in this phase of my weight loss, I will not be successful. He got irritated. I love my husband, but he is an enabler and I don't know what to do about it. You see, he (and I) grew up in households that treasured meals as a fun family time. I agree, meals are a great time to share with your family...but both of our families take it too far. When Del and I were dating, I felt so at home with his family because I was not being judged at the kitchen table or for my weight...ever. It was nice not to worry about what people thought about what was on my plate.

Anyway, I digress again. We ended up not going to Coldstone because I was almost in tears and in our almost 6 years of marriage, Del has learned NOT to mess with me during that time of the month. We went home and he had a popsicle while I went on a cleaning spree to work out my frustration. So, my question for the day is:
                             What would you do in my situation??????

So, I'm proud of myself for persevering and rearing my ugly hormonal head to keep away from one of my biggest temptations (for the record, my fav at Coldstone is the cheesecake ice cream with cherry pie filling and graham cracker pie crust). One day I'll be able to walk into Coldstone with discipline and be able to order with confidence.

Now, on to incentives! I wanted to share a couple of my incentive outfits! This first one is a swimsuit I picked up at the end of last season. The top is a sixe 10, the bottom a size 12. I hope to be in this by mid-July.
It's much cuter in person...and a much deeper purple.

This next is a dress I got at Goodwill for a DOLLAR! Its a size was too cute to pass up. especially for a DOLLAR!!!! ;)

When I can fit into these things, you can bet I'll post pics (whether you like it or not ;))

Thanks everyone for your support thus far, I'm so glad you all are sharing this journey with me!!!


  1. Erin, congrats on your new endeavor; I have grown to love healthy eating. I remember feeling this exact some way, except the place I could not go into was an Applebee’s. I knew that I would end up getting something that I would not have been happy about. Well to answer your question about ways to avoid this frustration would be to ask your husband to go and get those things while you are not with him. Ask him for help, and he will probably be more likely to help you. This way you are both happy. I am sharing this idea because it has helped me, especially now that Carly has interesting cravings that go along with her pregnancy. Hope this helps, you are doing fantastic. Keep up the great work.


  2. You are awesome Erin. I don't know what to tell you, I have very little will power when it comes to food. I would've freaked out too in your position. But I think Charles's advice is good. If he really wants it, tell him he needs to get and eat it alone. He knows your goals, he'll learn to respect them. Keep up the great work, love!

  3. I completely understand your reaction- your hubby, the one you are looking to for the most support as you are on this journey, didn't help you keep to your goals like you wanted him to! I would be equally disappointed in that situation. I agree with Charles also- maybe your hubby needs you to sit down and really explain to him how important this is to you. It sounds like it will be a challenge, since this hasn't been something that either of your families have worried about, but change is TOTALLY possible and GREAT! Together you WILL work it out- stay positive and love your work!