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I did something I have never done before ....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On my quest to live a healthy life in mind, spirit and body, my goal is to do things I've never done but always wanted to do. And to laugh and smile while doing it.

Last weekend, it was canoeing.

This weekend it was not so physical but still a HUGE step for me.

You see, I was a chaperon for my daughters Senior Prom. No big deal, really, except that it was a dinner and dance. My reward for chaperoning was --- you guessed it - free dinner. Oh No!!!! at one of the areas well known restaurants, I KNEW this was going to be a diet disaster! Here I was, sitting at a table with teachers from the school who already thought it was weird that I was there (another story for another time) AND the menu was "preordained" What's a girl to do?

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Yup. I drank water. Then, I ate my salad. The whole thing yes - dressing not on the side but go figure. The main dish wash chicken. Not so bad. SMOTHERED IN SAUCE. AAarrrrgh. I was really hungry, I had to eat, I was not in a situation where I could ask for a special dish. So, I carefully removed the chicken from the bone and savored every bite. Then about halfway through - HERE IS THE THING I'VE NEVER DONE - I pushed my plate away. That's right. I PUSHED THE PLATE AWAY. Without thought of what the others might think of me, I did what I had to do. I have to say, there were a couple of raised eyebrows at my table, but everybody was to polite to point out this fat girl was pushing away her plate at one of the best restaurants in the city!

Then, dessert. Huckleberry Cheese cake. I could feel the tension at my table." What is she gonna do?" Well, I ate it. Ok, Ok, I ate about four bites, decided that was enough and - wait for it- I PUSHED THE PLATE AWAY. Yes I did. I did not eat the entire piece of cheese cake.

I am telling you, I will be the talk of the teaching staff for years to come - - until two years from now when they see a thinner me with my son when he enters high school. The joke is on them. I could tell they were shocked. I very much enjoyed the inner laughter - mine.

I am really starting to have fun with this. My Life. Who knew it could be so awesome.
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FIERCELYREAL 8/18/2011 12:25AM

    Atta girl! thats some fierce determination! good for you! I dont think I would have the courage!

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THRICEBLESSED 8/7/2011 12:05PM

    Awesome!

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GOLDENGOURD 5/25/2011 11:02PM

    Love to read about this success! Awesome!

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PIXIEMOM13 5/16/2011 5:49PM

    emoticon THAT'S how you get success! One choice at a time. Awesome job!

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KTMAE2006 5/14/2011 12:38PM

    Way to go!!! And while there may be things in the past, sometimes I make a bigger deal out of them then other people remember. Do not worry or be self conscious. You looked beautiful (and so did your daughter). I just hope you had a great night!!

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KALISWALKER 5/11/2011 1:57PM

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CERIUSLY 5/10/2011 11:38PM

    emoticon Plate Pushing means great progress!

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MUNCHIE718 5/10/2011 9:41PM

  Congratulations!!!!

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POLARBEARSCAT 5/10/2011 9:06PM

    Congrats! You weakened your "giving in Muscle" while strengthening your "restraining muscle" which will make the choice even easier next time! Way to go!
The best part for me is that afterward, the pleasure of saying no is so much greater than the pleasure of eating the thing I shouldn't --(would be over and done anyway!)

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REJ7777 5/10/2011 8:28PM

    I read a book once called How to Eat like a Thin Person (or something like that), and those are the kinds of choices the author mentioned. I think you deserve a medal for the smart choices you made! You thoroughly enjoyed what you did eat, but you didn't feel obligated to eat it all. Good for you! emoticon

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THISYEARSMODEL 5/10/2011 7:47PM

    Congrats! emoticon

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CALIKIKI 5/10/2011 7:19PM

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ILUVTOTAT 5/10/2011 7:15PM

    Fantastic! You'll enjoy being thinner more than you would have enjoyed that meal.

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 5/10/2011 4:56PM

    Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!! Great job!!! What strength you showed!!!! You will reach your goals!!!

Margaret

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QTPIE32387 5/10/2011 4:55PM

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the post on my blog! And might I say you are looking fantastic in your black dress as well!!

That is amazing you had the will power to deviate from the norm and do what you needed to do! That takes some guts, and mental strength!! I could learn some things from you!

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DIANA_IS_BACK 5/10/2011 4:54PM

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CHAR1970 5/10/2011 4:51PM

    Good for you! You have more will power than I do!

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/10/2011 4:47PM

    You're making excellent choices early on and have a realistic plan for the long-haul. Congratulations on your determination and commitment. Best of all, is the joy you can find throughout this journey to a healthier you . . . You've got it!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 5/10/2011 4:45PM

    I am so proud of you! You did it and it will pay off big. Way to go my friend!!!

You look beautiful in that picture.

You deserve a emoticon for this!

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BOBRUSHING 5/10/2011 4:41PM

    i live near seattle so i find alot of pride when fellow washingtonians make changes to livestyle and fitness. hooray for you!! emoticon

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HOPE2BE 5/10/2011 4:40PM

    emoticon That's great that you have so much will power. emoticon emoticon for doing that and giving a great example.

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