Weigh In Before Load and P2

Thanksgiving is nearly here and we aren’t sure if I am cooking dinner for my tribe here in Oregon or we are trekking up to Washington for the extended family dinner. All I know is that a decision better be made fairly soon because I haven’t bought any food for a big dinner and if I’m loading then, you better believe I will be having some good food. On the other hand, if we are going up there, I only need to make a couple of dishes because it’s a potluck dinner and if I’m loading, we will be able to eat at a couple of our favorite restaurants while we are up there.

I still haven’t found our scale, so I went out and bought one. The last time I weighed in was about three weeks ago, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d gained at all. However, as it turned out, I lost .2 lbs. I’m guessing I may have lost more because I was working my tail off and I may have gained just a bit back this week. My BMI was down -.5, but the exciting thing was I was down 4.6 in fat! So since I was nearly the same weight, I had to have gained muscle. That was very encouraging news and we are getting excited to move on to our next phase.

My daughter has lost about three pounds during phase 3. I am seeing great improvements in her life, choices in foods, self confidence and she is still rocking the water intake. I only wish I could be as diligent as her in that regard.

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So, as leave, I will show you the lovely autumn color outside the front of our house. Hopefully I have an answer soon and a plan in play. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Now what box was my scale in?

Seriously? I can’t find it after three days. I’m hoping I haven’t gained, so I am furiously poring through as much as I can. Isn’t it just astonishing how things get packed by movers? I have three sheets of paper around a plastic cup and nothing on a delicate fragile object. It baffles the mind. Maybe it’s just that they are guys? I don’t have an answer.

Discussions are being made on Thanksgiving plans and how the family will be getting together. Everything seems to be hinged on my son’s work schedules that week. All I know is, my daughter and I are loading and nothing’s getting in our way in that regard. I had difficulty loading last phase 2 due to an unfortunate trip, so not this time. Besides, we have new places to try in this new town and if we travel back to see family where we used to live, then there’s all the old favorite places. We’ll be fine and I’m looking forward to it. Loading and Phase 2 both! I need some structure in my chaotic life.