working hard to stay strong
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've blogged here. November was pretty crazy between my daughter's birthday (she's 16) and Thanksgiving. Now here we are full swing into the Christmas season!
I'm still going strong and determined as ever. As of last Friday I'm down 32 pounds in 12 weeks. Can I get a Hallelujah?!
It's not always easy though, as we all know. If I'm completely honest, sometimes my biggest challenges come from the people closest to me. For instance, last night my husband grilled steaks (yes living in California where you can grill outside in December is awesome). And he said he wanted to have baked potatoes with the steak. We had some small potatoes at home already, so I figured that would be great. But he went out and bought potatoes that were the size of footballs - no joke. Then he made biscuits too. And COOKIES!
I said out loud and upfront that I would not be having any biscuits or cookies (even though they smelled amazing). I did have a potato though - the smallest of the ones he cooked.
I mentioned something later in the evening about how hard it was to resist the cookies and got a smart alec response back from my husband. I asked him if he *wanted* me to be fat. And told him how hard I am working to not be fat anymore. He said he understood, but I can clearly see that he is not in the same place I am with food right now and that I have to continue to be strong for my own sake.