Today I cooked my son a Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake
Normally I would have been agitated and praying for Help with appetite control because these are one of best cakes that I make and rich and full of calories. Today was no exception...it turned out great! My history with these cakes, and they can be made in different flavors, started in December 09 watching Paula Deen cook it. I gained 7lbs cooking them...and they were a staple on my kitchen table for that month. But today was different. Like I've been sharing...I feel this lifestyle change in my mind. It's working and I'm making progress in my mind and in my body. Yes, I tasted a small piece. It was divine!!!
And I put it back in the refrigerator and there it remains.
Now in the past i would and could have eaten almost half of the cake. Regardless that I made it for my son. But I chose to stop at that one sample. I know that I am well able to make this change for a lifetime. I have food and food does not have me. I eat to live. I had a great healthy meal today and have already planned out my menu for tomorrow. It will be packed full of filling vegetables and I will batch cook for a couple of days. I am Happy so Happy to be alive.
Our choices now reflect our future. I chose not to over eat that rich cake. I chose to eat healthy and stop. I am choosing to become and stay healthy and fit. I'm not afraid to be healthy and fit. I know that I can do this. I am doing it. We are doing it and together we can do anything!!!
Success starts in the mind. It always has and always will. Check what's in your mind.
Just a short blog to let u all know that I truly appreciate each and every one of you that I have ever came in contact with on this journey. I am so grateful to God for friends like you who motivate me to keep up the good work!
Good choices are becoming habits and my brain is sending signals that this is truly a lifestyle change and I am doing it!!! All are a part of success.
It's wonderful to know that I will reach my weight goal or just look like it. I will look the weight before I get to it. lol
So do not be discourage if your road seems slow or lagging. Hang in there and do what you know to do. Check your food intake and your Workout take. Sleep and drink water. Smile and your day will be filled with so much Joy.
It's been a while since I really enjoyed a healthy meal and got full without overeating. I am talking about my dinner. I started with a big healthy red leaf and cucumber salad with a little sundried tomato vinaigrette dressing. I normally just eat everything all missed together...but I am attempting to get my diet correct. I also made a home made peanut sauce...Coach Nicole's Tasty Peanut Sauce...and it was great on my blackened chicken breast and thin spaghetti. Such a great meal. I had the fuel I needed and the bulk to get full. I normally am a chicken wing person but there's more meat and less fat on the chicken breast. Also around here chicken wings cost just as much as a T-Bone. lol
Got a little walking in although my back is hurting now but I'm going to take it easier. I will get where I need to be by the end of the year safely and not going crazy and doing things I should not do. (Which I did today)
God has also blessed me. Today I got 10 on the on 10-10-10 I was blessed with a new Entertainment center and TV and my home looks so different. Of course I had to rearrange everything. lol
Day 8 and 9 were good days too. I'm going forward and I'm strength training more and happy to be alive. Thanks to any of you who stop by and read my blogs and comment. You are my motivators. I appreciate you all!