Sunday, April 27, 2008
Back in the day....back when I would "diet" I would find myself going along swimmingly. I'd be losing weight, I'd be happy and then...oh then the dreaded pitfall!!! Something like a holiday, birthday, special party, whatever, would come about and I'd fall. I'd fall and getting back up was nearly impossible. If and/or when I'd get back up it could be weeks, months and sometimes even years later. It was that hard for me.
Last week was Passover. What a difficult holiday to get through for me because not only is it my favorite holiday but it is considered the biggest eating holiday filled with yummy foods. The holiday is at my home as well and I cook for weeks. It was hard to maintain and not cheat, very, very hard.
By mid-week I had given away most of the leftovers. I still hadn't completely tracked all my food but I wasn't terrible. By the end of the week, I was back. Tracking everything I ate, making good choices and now I'm completely back in that proverbial wagon.
I didn't lose anything during Passover but I didn't gain either. This morning I had a two pound loss!! Hooray! I feel so pleased that I am back. No excuses, no giving up and gaining it all back, but just back into eating right, exercising and taking back my life.
I really want to thank my friend Dawn who told me about SparkPeople. It really has changed my life. Reaching goals has made this even more rewarding and now I'm back on track for my next one. 20 pounds by my birthday May 18. I want this one so much!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
My ex took our daughter to look at colleges this past week. They left right after Passover dinner. He has the patience of Job and is a really great guy and wonderful dad. We are very good friends.
They got back today and of course his first question was whether there was any chicken soup left. Naturally, I had a whole container waiting for him. As I was feeding him I asked if he liked this dish or that dish and of course, his answer was yes.
So, all those leftovers that were calling my name in the fridge are going home with him tonight. I couldn't be happier because my children don't eat this stuff and I love it. It now won't go to waste and will be really appreciated and best of all won't end up on my hips!!!
Talk about win/win!!!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I worked so hard today that by the time I got home I could barely walk. My feet hurt and I just had no energy left. Don't let anyone tell you that dog grooming is easy!
After I rested a few minutes and had a bite to eat my son begged me to go to the store to get him a baseball tee for him to hit off of. I agreed and off we went. After that we went to the baseball field and I made some phone calls while he hit.
After a while I thought "hmmmm, I can do this", so I went out into the field and ran after the balls that were hit into the outfield. To be honest I stink at throwing but I tried and ran all over to get to them.
We had a lot of fun and I know that I got a good work out. Hey, better than nothing isn't it!
Oh and before we left he let me hit a few. Yeah, I stink at that too but it sure was fun!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
So, last night was the first night of Passover. All my favorite foods, all things I made myself, from scratch and I couldn't eat most of it. Believe me, it wasn't easy. Apparently, everyone thought everything I made was delicious and my friend Dawn also brought yummy dishes and I just had a little taste. This was my first big obstacle, so to speak, since starting this new lifestyle. I had to keep telling myself that this doesn't mean I will never have these delicious foods again (I really miss my matzo balls!), it just means that this year it's not meant to be. Next year, when I am slim and fit, I will have a little of all the things I love and not worry that they will ruin what I have begun.
Tonight I am having Dawn (Barcintl) and her husband over for dinner. I want to use up as much as possible so I'm not tempted. My children eat very little of these wonderful foods so it's best to get rid of them now. Good thing my boyfriend loves to eat!!!
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