Friday, December 2, 2011

I Didn't Eat the Bagel

You may have heard me say that I have a bagel for breakfast every Friday. My work provides them and I love bagels so I have one every Friday...bread scooped out, but I can easily eat the whole thing, and I almost always do. With cream cheese. I noticed that I am starving all day, every Friday.

Duh. The bagel.

Today I didn't eat the bagel.

I'm done with my plateau. I'm done camping at this weight. I'm ready to climb again.

I've been stuck right around 198 pounds for months. As of this morning, I was 194.6. Is exercise the secret, like Lap Band Gal said? Maybe. Probably. I have been kicking butt on the running trail 3-4 times per week, 45 to 60 minutes at a time. I am getting to the point where I crave exercise. I know what a runner's high is. I desperately want to do a 10k, because doing a 5k is just no effort at all anymore. I bought a Groupon for a kickboxing class and a boot camp and can't wait to start.

And also? I didn't eat the bagel.

13 comments:

Lucy said...

Great job not eating the bagel... To some who have never had weight issues it may not seem that hard to not eat the bagel but I'm sure it was

FitBy40 said...

Good for you, but all I could think while reading this was "Oh, how I wish I could eat a bagel!". My band allows no bread!

Lap Band Gal said...

yay for exercise!!!!

Cece said...

Nice loss ! And I love the idea of scooping out the bread in bagel - thanks for sharing that awesome tip !

Kristin50 said...

Carbs make us crave more carbs.....leaving us hungry almost all of the time!

Congrats on the running!

greenie said...

Woohoo! Way to go! Something seems to have really clicked. Keep up the great work.

Ronnie said...

Great job not eating the bagel! I haven't even tried one since surgery, toooo scary.

Andrea said...

Good job!!

Melissa Wolf said...

Stephanie, I just posted yesterday about my fear/sadness about giving up bagels (lox and cream cheese too)...This is the one food I keep thinking about during this pre-op diet (day 3 today) but I'm hoping I'll be able to say no to the bagel as you did!

Kelli said...

Thats an awesome loss!! great job!

Beth Ann said...

You rock!! I love that you identified an issue and you just kicked it. Awesome!

--Hey said...

Must be the magic weigh #... I've been sitting there as well. Lets bump it in the right direction!!!

Jessica said...

Thats great!