Thursday, February 21, 2013
Food is my guilty pleasure. My husband and I have always been people who enjoy going out to eat. I work 12 hour days, 3 days a week so I never want to come home and cook. He does not enjoy cooking so for our entire marriage, a quick trip to McDonalds or an indulgent trip to Olive Garden have never been a big deal.
Today, we woke up late and missed breakfast. We decided to go to Olive Garden. When I've gone to Olive Garden in the past, I've had at least 6 maybe 7 or 8 breadsticks, the whole bowl of salad and almost all of my stuffed chicken Marsala. Today, I had 3 breadsticks, a small bowl of salad and exactly half of my stuffed chicken. Do you know why? It wasn't willpower. I was full.
In just the last week and a half that I have really started to watch the food going in, I have really noticed there is a decrease in the amount going in. We do not just run to McDonalds any more. I have to look up the menu, check calories then decided it's easier to just stay at home.
I think the most proud moment I had all day was at the end of our lunch, I handed my mint over to Mike. i know the small mint would have done nothing the three breadsticks hadn't already accomplished, but I was full. It is one of my goals to just say no when I'm full. I can eat leftovers, I can leave food on my plate. I do not have to finish a full 12 inch plate. I will not win an award for doing so.
Lots of shopping planned for tomorrow. I have a little goal in mind right now. My husband and I are headed to Sakura Con at the end of march and I have my senior year prom dress that is too tight that i want to be able to wear for the Masquerade ball. I tried it on yesterday and it's really tight in the chest and stomach area but I think if I really focus down I can maybe lose the inches I need.
oh! Another nice thing happened today. My dog Bailey wanted me to tell everyone that I took him for a walk today. we haven't been on a walk together in over a year because I've been too lazy and unmotivated. I started counting my steps and now I'm going to do an excel spreadsheet of all the steps I take each day. Hopefully each day, the total will keep going higher and higher.