Please read yesterday's blog, for the "Plan".
I had a great time with my friend! The first thing she wanted to do was go get a cinnamon roll. You know the huge ones! Tons of icing. I tried to talk her out of it, (she said, I'm starting my diet tomorrow). I of course told her about SparkPeople, I even wore my SparkPeople tee shirt, yesterday. She said "Oh my friend tried that, but it didn't work." So she got this 'thing' that made me a little nauseous just looking at it. It must have been at least 1,000 calories. 5" high & about 9" long. About the size of a brick, pooled in frosting. Before I would have one, too. (without icing, I don't like it). I bought a black coffee & used 1/4 packet honey & ate my Trader Joe's 100 calorie oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies. It was perfect for me. I am SO glad I brought things to help me stay on track.
She seemed OK that I didn't join in with her. I DID notice other people checking out my tee shirt. I felt little pangs of, I'm at Disneyland, I can over eat, just for today.... from people passing by. I am a person who tries not to judge, but I am curious how people can walk all over the parks (We walked 3.55 miles) & go on most of the rides when they are over 200 lbs. overweight. There were many people like this. I did also notice several people eating healthy, salads & etc. Disneyland has even added a gluten free products. You have to ask for them!
I am feeling so much better, being able to sit on the rides with my waist pack & not have to take it off! I DID have a few moments of wanting to go back to how I used to eat while there. Full chicken dinner, etc. But whenever I got those feelings, I would eat a few almonds or cashews. Or an apple. I had even brought Trader Joe's Kettle corn, 2 servings. I wanted to share them with my friend, she doesn't like it. So I was able to use it as a "being real" alternative.
This blog is about food, I have the exercise thing under control. We were @ Disneyland for 11 hours. I was tired. Today is a rest day for me, except Sheppard Pilates. It's been REALLY great! I am visualizing myself dancing around the May Pole, myself! I am VERY proud I made it so well yesterday. It could have been a disaster! I kept thinking of my 2 year goal & that helped me! Of course the chocolate covered frozen banana I planned for didn't hurt!!!! I KNEW I had a treat coming, so it was easier!
I am so thankful to Spark People for helping me find the tools to live my life, to the fullest. I am accomplishing dreams & goals & getting my life on the tract I WANT it to be! We are ALL very blessed to have this tool. I do wish I could help more of my "real time" friends, but all in good time, I think! In the mean time, my new family of Spark People friends is a GREAT beginning!
Thanks for your help!
Have a Sparkling Merry Month of May!