Monday, May 10, 2010
This weekend, we had a big baseball/bbq day with my family and my daughters boyfriends family. I had planned on burgers and hot dogs and everyone else would be bringing sides. I knew my sister (who is on this journey with me) would be bringing fruit and some other healthy options but I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted and not worry about counting the calories for the day. We played ball and I actually ran around the bases which was hilarious becuase I have a really bad knee and it was kind of a limpy, fast walk style but I did it! I havent moved that fast in years! it was really fun. (t was also hilarious watching my 19 year old do the impression of me!)
Anyway, I started the BBQ and we got the food ready. While I was cooking, we had chips and salsa and potato chips and onion dip. I had some chips and dip and really enjoyed it along with a deviled egg.
At lunch I ate half a hotdog (becuase they were giant) but really wanted a burger. So I had a burger, too, with cheese, not even fat free~!! Well, I tried to have a burger. I couldnt even eat half. I ate a bit of chili and a few bites of potato salad. I was just too full! It was actually uncomfortable!
I realized that things had really changed in the 2 months I have been on this program. I cant eat like I used to! My sister asked me what I wished I hadnt eaten that day and I really could honestly say, "Nothing!" Now, I would have used fat free sour cream for the dip and some baked chips, but really, I was ok with it.
You know what was funny? What tasted the best and what I couldnt stop eating? The fresh strawberries and pineapple! If you know me, that would crack you up, because there were cookies there! My weakness, my kryptonite! I had one and you know what? It was ok. But that fruit was delicous!
Anwyay, when I got home, I decided to track my food. I wrote it all in the plan and yea, I was a little over, but I did pretty well.
I got brave and decided to weigh myself sunday morning. I had lost 1/2 a pound! That just cracked me up.
I learned something really powerful that day though. While I gave myself permission to eat what I want and to do what I want, I realized: I already am. I am doing what I want. I am getting healthy and it feels fantastic.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Today was the first time I hit my excercise goal for a week. I have been on SP for about 7 weeks, have lost 21 pounds and am starting to get my excercise life together as well. My weight loss has slowed, as I expected it would so now, we begin the work out portion of my life. I am just basically walking at this point but it is adding up. I continue to look at the progress, not the perfection. I am in it for the long haul and feel pretty good. I walked at a Crohns awareness fundraiser this weekend. Last year, I sat and waited for everyone to come back. Yippee for me! (By the way, it was almost a mile and half!) I am going to take my measurements (wished I had done it when I started but still...) so I can track my weight loss in another way than the dreaded scale who calls me too frequently.
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.
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