Thursday, May 16, 2013
I lost 2 MORE pounds since Monday even while having a dinner party last night. My SIL was here from out of town so there were 10 of us to go to dinner. I told them I will cook, come to my house.
POTATO salad my sister made
Fresh corn on the cob
Desert: angel food cubed, fresh strawberries, fat free cool whip.
I also made some appetizers with those little phyllo cups? Caramelized onions and bell pepper with balsamic and a bit of Havarti cheese and also some tomato bacon bits with parmesan. They were delicious and very light. Two of the shells are only 25 calories! And I kept the fillings light.
Everyone had plenty to eat and of course talk turned to weight. My SIL told me she was going to do lap band and I asked why. She said its just too hard. I said really? Because this whole dinner was 600 calories!!!
She didn't believe me so I showed her my tracker.
Even looking at it in black and white, she doubted that and I could tell she thought she couldn't do it. We have dieted through the years together. She has seen me in the last 3 years lose 70 pounds and gain back 20 but I have not quit and I won't quit.
Some people want the magic. There isn't any and they dont want to know that. It is hard and they don't want to know either.
I am no different than her. I am no stronger than her. I am no more special than her. But I decided to fight and I still do, most days. Sure there are days or weeks or months that I do not want to eat right or move my body, but it is part of me now. Even when I fail, I am not a failure because I wont quit.
You don't need lap band. You need to not give up. There is the magic.