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Getting Real WORKS.

Monday, July 01, 2013

So far, so good. I stuck to my plan on Friday, Saturday, Yesterday, and so far today. And, I'm already down 4.2 pounds since Friday morning. Yes, I know that it's all water, and yes, I know that the scale lies. However, I am not going to lie: It is AWESOME seeing a number I haven't yet seen since giving birth to Annie! I weighed in at the lowest so far, by a pound even!

I have to say that aside from the number on the scale, I'm proud of myself because I was confronted with a LOT of temptations this weekend, and I was strong. I hope to remain this strong over the next 5 weeks, because it will get harder as time goes on. I think? Maybe not. We will see. Hopefully, I'll have gone long enough to have severely quieted my sugar addiction.

Anyhow, on Saturday my hubby, kids, and my parents and I went to my company's annual picnic. The company goes all out in regards to activities for the kids, and food. Even beer and wine is included. The menu boasted all kinds of picnic-y things: hot dogs, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, ribs, pulled pork, potato salad, bread, rolls, macaroni salad, regular salad, fruit salad, pies, brownies, blondies, cookies, ice cream, ice cream treats, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and probably more. The soda machine was there for the taking, too. And I did really well! I had grilled chicken, fried shrimp, some pulled pork, and fruit! I did have a small taste of my mom's peach pie, but it wasn't that good, and I don't count that as cheating... It wasn't even a bite! The cookies were really calling me, but I stayed strong.

Yesterday, we went to a friend's house for dinner. On the menu was his wife's homemade mac and cheese, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, and cookies. I brought hummus, guacamole, fritos, and carrots. I did not eat any chips, bread, or cookies. I did have a small bite of the mac and cheese, because our buddy said it'd be rude not to! He was, of course, joking, but in a small way not really. And, you know what - in situations like these, I feel it's always better to oblige than to be rude. To me, 'obliging' meant a small bite, not a plate-full. I was not guilted into it - I did want that bite! And I kept it at that one bite! So, everyone was happy :) Anyhow, I realized that I am in love with hummus and carrots, so I will have to remember to bring some with me whenever we go to parties, etc - that will guarantee that I'll have something crunchy and yummy to snack on.

For breakfast both days (and even dinner on Friday because I haven't been to the grocery store...) we ate eggs and bacon. OMG, I love bacon. And, I love that I've read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes, so I do NOT feel guilty about eating bacon! Or eating any fat! Fat doesn't make you fat!!! Sugar and carbs do!

I won't change my ticker until this Friday, but I'm just so happy I'm in the right mind-set to get this done, and that I'm already seeing progress. I just need to remind myself that from here on out, the progress I see will be S L O W, which is the way it's supposed to be. I just need to be PATIENT and BELIEVE in the process! :)
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ORCHIDLADY56 7/3/2013 10:12PM

    Sounds like you are very good at managing tough situations. Way to go!

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FITGIRL15 7/3/2013 12:23AM

    Good job, Andrea!!! SOOO excited for you!!! Keep the ball rolling, who knows where you'll end up!!!

Congrats on all your hard work paying off!

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GETULLY 7/1/2013 3:31PM

    Good on You!!! Dealing with people and their food hang-ups is much harder than dealing with your own. Stay strong! emoticon

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MTAL203 7/1/2013 12:40PM

  Hooray!!! Keep up the good work - it sounds like you are on your way!

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