Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I was driving to or from work...don't remember which since I drive so much for work it is easy to lose track!! I was hungry and the only place to stop was a Wawa convenience store. As I looked around the choices, I found the Spicy Turkey Wrap (or something like that) 410 calories and 14 grams of fat. There was a time when I would have put that down and gotten frustrated that there wasn't anything there that I could eat. Since I have been looking at the amount of carbs, fat and protein I eat each day, I have found that I am almost always under on fat...for that reason, I ate the wrap and it was good!! It fit into my meal plan, didn't go over for the day and was satisfied with that and a bag of baby carrots!! I know that I don't want to eat something like that every day, but it is great to feel like what I have always wanted to be...a NORMAL person who eats like a NORMAL person! I have always somehow felt that I couldn't eat like 'normal' people. I always had to be soooo...careful about what I ate in order to lose weight. I was really afraid of foods...foods that I liked, but didn't think I could eat. I have learned that it is about moderation and balance. Last Friday night when we went to Olive Garden and I came back to our hotel room and looked up what I ate...and realized that my meal was over 800 calories...not including my breadstick and salad!!!! I was mad, but I got over it...I put on my sneakers and went down to the exercise room. After a weekend away, I still lost a pound!!! I still feel like if I get within 200 calories of the top of my calorie allotment, that I have eaten too much, but if I am still hungry, I eat something...something sensible like an apple or carrots. It feels great to not fear these foods anymore... to know that I can eat them, in moderation and still be successful. People I work with are starting to notice my weight loss, which feels great and I can eat like a normal person. What a great feeling!! I am truly Sparked to lead a healthy lifestyle!!!