Saturday, January 22, 2011
The girls at work know I'm "on a diet". I made it almost three weeks before they found out. I know it seems silly that I wanted it to be a secret but for the two and a half years that I have worked there it seems that there is always a competition of some sort between three of us to see who can lose the most weight. NONE of us has succeeded. The other girls are very competitive and have this "in your face" attitude when they lose the most that week. I don't like that!
One of the competitive girls must have been watching my food closely or something. I have no idea but all of a sudden she asks "are you trying to lose weight? What program are you doing?" I told her about SP and that I lost 9 lbs my first week (hey I had an opportunity to throw it in her face I couldn't help myself) I told her all I'm doing is tracking calories and making sure they are QUALITY calories and I'm starting to exercise more. THAT'S IT! No secret potion, pills or lotions. I swear she didn't believe me because later she asked me "so what's for dinner tonight then?" I said "chicken breast cooked in Prego with some rigatoni noodles on the side and some veggies." Normal stuff....just less of it!
Now I'm under the watchful eye and they are just waiting for me to screw up. I realized that this was a pretty negative way of thinking. So I am going to turn this into something positive. Yes! They ARE watching me and I am going to use that as a motivator. I have an opportunity to show them that losing weight doesn't have to be nothing but cabbage soup and frozen dinners. I have the opportunity to be an inspiration to THEM. I have the opportunity to show them a LIFESTYLE change that can last.
As expected the "competitive girls" were eyeballing my lunch yesterday. I had sliced chicken, lettuce, mustard and pickles in a LaTortilla Factory low carb wrap. Fresh green pepper, and yogurt. One of the girls walked in and says "woa..who's eating healthy?" and the other one points at my lunch and says "so how's all of that going?" I told her it was going great and she asks "well how much did you lose this week?"
I explained to her that because I am so OCD about the scale I have decided to only weigh myself every other week or so but that I had been on track all week and I felt great! That shut her up for a while