Saturday, June 16, 2007
Hubby and I have had a great week! We began South Beach again. This time we vowed to NOT eat chicken breasts and broccoli every night! Tonight was the first time all week we've had chicken. The variety seems to have helped. We are not feeling like we want to quit, didn't even want our customary Pinot Grigio this weekend, and are generally feeling quite successful and proud of ourselves. I've lost 8 pounds since June 1, he's lost 7. Like they say, success breeds success!
Hmmm, I just had the fleeting thought, "How do I know I'll keep being successful?" Man, those little voices and patterns from the past are hard to change and drown out, aren't they?! Here's my new answer to those thoughts: "Thank you for sharing." I know because I'm in charge. I'm not perfect, and I'll eat things I haven't planned for. I'll skip a workout-or two-at some point. I'll eat too much cheese. I'll drink too much wine (probably not in that order, lol!), I'll likely eat fried mozzarella sticks again at some point in my life. What makes me a success is NOT that I won't make mistakes. What makes me a success is that I will make them, and move on, right back to the healthy habits that are becoming more comfortable every day. You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. Is it Buddha that says "Fall down six times, get up seven"?