Sunday, October 28, 2012
So my loss last week held up for my meeting on Saturday morning. This morning is day 188 of keeping my food journal and if you are keeping track my commitment is to keep it every day for a full year. Nothing changes today. I plan to keep on going down into the weight watchers healthy weight range for a person my height and age. The people at my meeting gave me two 100 pound loss little round things yesterday, and another charm for reaching goal. And a lot of positive reinforcement. There were two new people there, who had not seen all my old photos, but the leader knows me and is recruiting me to come and work for them. I will probably do it after May when my other job ends. I need some part time work, and that job is likely to help me keep focused after retirement from the teaching job.
Funny thing, I decided to celebrate with a cupcake from the RGV cupcake factory (winner of food network cupcake wars). I put the thing in my tracker and off we went after a couple of meetings yesterday. We had a birthday celebration for another person at meeting number two and took her to lunch so I had a veggie omelet there. Life is very different today. I was not hungry yet when we got to the cupcake factory. I left my cupcake in the box. This is maybe not so big a deal to most "normal" people, but what a life change for me. When I eventually ate it, it was disappointing kind of (probably a poor choice of flavor) and I didn't finish the entire cupcake. THE thing that was NOT disappointing was getting myself some new scrubs for the lab. Oh My, I can really see these last ten pounds that came off. The food yesterday was the smallest pleasure. The look on the face of the new guy who has about a hundred pounds to lose? For him to see a real person, who has real people right in his home town who can verify that this really happened to her? Priceless.