Saturday, July 17, 2010
LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
After admitting yesterday that I am fat, today I admit, "I am a success." Why? Because even though I've lost only 5 or 6 lbs in six months, I've managed to return to healthy eating over and over to maintain that loss. The scale isn't moving at all except a few pounds in either direction but I keep returning to my healthy ways most of the time. So I have succeeded!
As I've mentioned countless times before, we eat out a lot. And when we eat out, we eat a lot too. And drink. When that happens, no wonder I don't lose, even if I try to order something healthy and within calorie range. We ate out Wed and we ate out last night.
I talked with my youngest son yesterday who has lost 20 lbs on WW. This from a kid who wouldn't touch vegetables or anything green. And he hates cantelope. Imagine someone hating cantelope. He is the one who inspired me to join WW online although he thinks I need to go to meetings. With Spark people, you are my meeting and using the online WW I can learn a lot by reading various segments of it.
My sister and her husband own a sailboat and they belong to the local yacht club. They have been trying to get us to join for years and we finally did about 2 months ago. Since we eat out a lot, we can eat there and sometimes for free. Last night, being Friday, of course there were appetizers for happy hour. So we went. I had a plate of fresh veggies which were delicious! and 2 corn tortilla spicy chicken wraps. They were small but delicious as well. I learned from WW that beer was 2 points so I had 2 lite beers and then 3 or 4 glasses of water. I stopped at 2. Then we went to dinner with them and I had the crabcake appetizer and water. This morning I was afraid to put in my points for fear that I had blown it. But low and behold, I was right at 21 points which is my limit. I didn't even move into flex points! I guess I had planned for the day's eating with the knowledge that I was going out and planned accordinglly.
Mind you, I don't expect quick weight loss or even any weight loss but I am a success because I have learned to be sensible and make a healthier choice.
We were going to go on a 5K walk this morning but I took Panda for her walk instead. And my sister has invited us on a long sail today so with that, I'll be tied up for a while.
I still need to work on my veggie intake but I am trying to increase that everyday. And I have committed to Pat to walk more, hopefully on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings and sometimes on Sat. And Panda loves her walk.
I'm a success because of Sparkpeople. And eventually, the scale will move, some day. I just hope it is soon. I am so looking forward to 179. Have a great weekend!