Monday, April 19, 2010
I had a planned visit to Outback and knew I better plan so I looked up all the nutrition information and planned what I was going to have. Then I got there. They pleasantly surprised me with a new menu that has these little symbols that you can have light style, meaning under 500 calories!!! So I had a wonderful sliced filet, with veggies on the side, steamed and delicious, a side salad and even some wonderful brown bread. That made wiggle room for a few bites of blooming onion and 2 bites of their delicious thunder sundae.
I figured that normally I would have eaten about 4000 calories just at dinner. this time, it was well under 700 calories and I feel great, satisfied and proud of myself. So go to the Outback and enjoy a nice meal with your family, guilt-free!!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Today I tried on a pair of jeans that I have not been able to get into. They are 1 size smaller than I usually wear. I knew my old jeans were getting baggier and it was becoming annoying but I didnt think I had lost enough to be in a smaller size. Today, I weigh 18.5 lbs less and I got into a smaller size! It is pretty exciting!
Since I have over 100 pounds to lose, I am making small goals and my next one is 20 lbs (which I hope to reach next week) then 30 then to weigh 250 and on and on.
I am so happy I found sparkpeople and that this weight is coming off!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Today I was at the grocery store, restocking after being away from home for a week. I got the usual items, veggies, fruit, yogurt,bread, meat, fish etc. You know how when you are in line, you look at what other people buy? I noticed a lady behind me looking at the items I was buying and I looked at it too. There was not one thing there I was ashamed of or embarrased to be buying. Now, it might have confused her that someone my size was buying such good healthy food, but I choose to think she was thinking to herself: Good for you, girlfriend!
I am proud of myself for making the changes and today, I was not embarrased by my choices.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I am 48 years old. My dad passed away 4 years ago. He was very supportive of me my entire life, proud of my accomplishments, proud of who I was. Except for my weight.
I often heard "you are too pretty to be fat" or "If you would just lose a little weight, you would feel better". He acted like I didnt know I was fat! That, in turn, made me want to eat more. I asked myself who was he to tell me what to do? I was a grown woman! I knew what I was doing and I could do as I pleased! How insulting!
Did he actually think that if he told me I was fat, I would say "Oh gee, Dad, thanks for telling me cause I didnt know what size I wore or how big I am!" He just didnt understand why it was hard for me to lose weight. He ate to live, I lived to eat. He just didnt get it.
Now that he is gone and I have started on this path to health, I finally get what he was saying. He wanted me to live. For a long time and to live well. He was worried about my health not my appearance. I was just thinking that today, he would be proud of me and happy for me. Because I am doing it for me. Thanks Dad. I feel you.
Friday, March 26, 2010
What occured to me today is this:
I am kind of a control freak. I like to do things myself, I dont trust others to do it correctly, I dont like to fly because I am in someone else's control, I try to fix everything for everyone yet my eating has been totally out of control!
Which is why I am here now. It seems so silly to let the one thing control me! Now I am taking control of my eating which is a healthier way to control things than how I have been before. I feel better, I am more optimistic and it is soo much easier than I ever thought it would be!
I have lost 13 pounds in 2 weeks and it is kind of shocking since I write down everything I eat now and I still need to eat more on some days! It just goes to show how mindlessly I have been eating and using food to deal with life. I have stopped that behavior and you know what? Control feels good!
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