Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So really, just when I think I have it all together, how tough I am, how strong, how sticking to the plan I am, I cave. It really is a journey, isn't it?
Progress, not perfection, right?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So you are probably thinking, "Wonder how Jan did at Outback tonight? Did she stick to her guns? Did the onions and fries get her? Did she eat a baked potato or a Brownie sundae?"
Let me take you through the meal.
We arrived, got seated and they immediatly brought that delicious brown bread. I had looked up ahead of time and the loaf was 200 calories so I promptly cut half a loaf, eyeballed out a TBS of whipped butter, cut it into 3rd's and said to myself, "Thats it".
The table ordered the bacon cheese fries and the fried onion blossoms. I asked for a salad with dressing on the side. The waitress was awesome. She got that I was watching my weight and she gave me a salad with no croutons and no cheese. (Yea for her!!) and brought it when the appetizers arrived. SCORE! So far, so good. All according to plan. I kept opening the menu and looking at my choices and was the only one there excited that the calorie content was listed. In the end, I went with what I had earlier decided. Sirloin steak with steamed broccoli.
While waiting, I sipped water, visited with people and went back for the other half of the bread, knowing full well what I was doing and also knowing I had room in my day for it. Then I ate 8 onion strings. Did I crack and keep eating them? Did I snap and say screw it? Nawww. Not this girl!
When my meal arrived, it looked kinda sad next to all the yummies everyone else was eating but Kady orderd the side of mushrooms and I added a few of those and spiced it up a bit. I could taste the butter on the broccoli but ate it anyway.
When desert came, I did not order one and I had 2 bites from my girlfriends ice cream and it was really yummy. Then, I was done.
So yea, I can say dinner was a success. You are welcome to look at my tracker to see everything I ate today and I dont think you would say that I suffered at all. It was not hard to do and while I thought about other food, I was happy with my choices, I was full, I was satisfied and best of all, I was happy that I had a successful day and did not go crazy and be defeated by food.
I just went to dinner with my friends. That's it. I can live with that.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yesterday, My hubby had a colonoscopy (he is fine, no worries) and the nurse, whom we see occasionally for this and that medical treatments, looked at me and said, "Wow! You have lost a LOT of weight!" So I blushed and demurely said, "Yes, I have. Nearly 60 pounds. Thanks for noticing!" And she goes, " Did you have Bypass surgery?"
This is where so many things went running through my mind....
1. Is that the only way people think you can lose weight?
2. I am going to take this as a compliment!
3. She is about to get educated
4. I am going to take this as a compliment
5. I am going to take this as a compliment
Me:"No actually (and I can see hubby cringing cause he saw my spark get lit and he knows I am going to go off for about 10 minutes now...lol). I found this magical way to do it! (Yea I am a smart ass).
Nurse: eagerly turns to see what wonderful technology there must now be "Really? What is it?"
Me: Nutrition and excercise!
Nurse: (disappointed) Oh the old fashioned way.
So then I went on to tell her about sp but I could see she was already tuning out and would not take the website down or pass it on. (Most people do write it down when I tell them). But I was still happy that I have had enough weight loss that someone noticed like that.
I wondered it I had weight loss surgery how I would have answered that question? Would I have taken it as a compliment or been embarrased or not wanted to talk about it? Just another confirmation that I am glad I am doing this "the old fashioned way" and I am proud of all of us who are working hard on it every single day. Carry on.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I want to know what your favorite Christmas song is.
Then, through peer pressure, whining (it is allowed in this case) and general flattery, we are gonna make MEZZOANGEL sing it for us in a VLOG Or sound bite.
I mean, have you heard this girl sing??? It will make your heart happy and brings tears to your eyes. I figure she might not want to do it but if we ALL ask really nice, then she will!
I know it would make my holiday brighter!
So My song is "Silver Bells'. Please Paula???? Please????
Your turn..... Im waiting....
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