Monday, March 03, 2014
This weekend was one that tried my ability to stay within my point allotment. On Sunday, I went with a friend to Omaha. We were shopping for her wedding flowers. One the way home, we stopped at Applebee's. Although Applebee's is very WW friendly, I opted to choose one of my old favorites, as well as the Queso Blanca Dip. It was delish!! But part way through dinner, my friends daughter said to me, "I thought you were on a diet". Well, she's right. I am. But that does not mean that I have to eat a certain way all of the time. It doesn't mean I can't splurge now and again. It doesn't mean that I'm only going to eat things that are what people normally associate with "dieting". At first I was taken aback by her comments. But, then it started me thinking more. People have a preconceived notion of what "dieting" entails. You can only eat this and this. Or you fail. In my opinion, that is why almost all diets fail. You don't allow for living. For eating and making the higher caloric/points foods work into your life. Like I told that girl last night, I don't eat like this all the time. Most of the time it's a lot of chicken, turkey, and tons and tons of fruits and vegetables. There are times when I don't eat any meat all day. There are times I don't eat bread. It just figures into our chosen meals for the day. I've had days where I ate no meals, just snacks. One thing, though, that HAS changed, and I NEVER thought it would, is cheese. I don't eat nearly as much cheese as I used to. I don't eat it on vegetables anymore. No cheese on burgers or sandwiches. I cut way way back, and before I knew it, I'd really cut back. I still have low cal string cheese, laughing cow cheese. But just a bit at a time. I've noticed a little more energy. It's hard to describe, because it's not like I'm peppy. I'm still tired most of the time. But when I get up to do something, it's not near the chore. And I can jump up instead of limping in. All these changes with only 22.2 pounds lost so far. I'm feeling more positive and confident that I can do this.
Feelings: Empowered, strong, positive, eager
Stephen: I'm coping today.
Diet: It's working
Friends: Things are going good.
Meetings: Only missed one and that was due to work.