Thursday, March 18, 2010
YOU CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF WITHOUT CHANGING YOURSELF!
Last night we attended a St. Patrick's Day Party and everyone was supposed to bring something. We brought green plastic cups but the rest of the food was delicious and varied. This is the first time in 82 days that I pigged out and had whatever I wanted including green beer and cookies. Had a stressful day and I didn't even go near my nutrition tracker. I even had a shake and a sandwich before I went but there was homemade lumpia and eggrolls, fresh fried, spinach dip, assorted dips, wings, etc. etc. And it was so good and this is really hubby's Rotary event and his buddies and some of the wives kind of ignore me so I just ate and mingled. I had 3 big soft sugar cookies with green and white icing and they were so good! But I didn't eat a brownie or a piece of cake or any other dessert, just the cookies which I covet. Anyway, I don't even feel bad and today is a new day with a fresh start and I had oatmeal.
You know what, it's okay. I can pig out once every 82 days as long as I go back to the healthy eating mode the next day. Which I am doing. Another thing I discovered, I had a tsp of brown sugar on my oatmeal this morning and it only added 11 calories but it was a natural food. Why eat one of those skinny packets when you can have 11 calories of real brown sugar? I think that is a problem with american food manufacturers. THey invented all of this no fat, low fat, calorie free food which makes us think we can eat more. Back in the 60's everyone was into saccharin. Were people fat and obese before that? Can you think of how many of your friends were overweight? I was a big girl but I wasn't fat. At 16 I lost 20 pounds to become 130 and I was really thin. But I was still bigger than all my friends, taller and a bigger frame so I could never be a size anything less than a 10.
Back to Rotary, hubby has been a member for 20 years and there are many other men and their wives who have been participating all that time as well. There is a certain group of women who kind of just ignore me. Of course I own a business and I am a famous interior decorator around here, been published, etc. but I am a quiet kind of shy person myself. I might as well be a fly on the wall to some of these women. Anyway, I always make a point to welcome new people, especially the wives, because I know what it is like to feel out of place. It's just kind of silly. Hubby thinks they are all insecure as well and just stick together. Probably true.
Yes, I have been published, in fact I even had a bathroom published on the front cover of a WIndow Fashions Magazine! Right now, you can read about my military experience if you go to www.emeraldladiesjournal.com and I'm on page 39. Proud of it. Tomorrow.