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Superbowl Preparedness

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tonight I made a decision about the Superbowl.

Before I tell you the decision let me give you some background information.

I love Professional Football. I am a huge Fan. Lots of women are fans of football. They watch with their husbands/boyfriends and enjoy the game.
I am not that kind of female fan.
My husband is not a big fan of football. He watches the games with ME. I have watched football as an independent fan for as long as I can remember. In fact I can not remember a time that I did not watch football. I am a full fledged Green Bay Packer/ Vince Lombardi/Bart Starr/Reggie White/Brett Favre/Aaron Rogers Fan. I watch the drafts, follow training season, watch pre-season, every game on every Sunday and on weeks they dent play, I watch other teams. Yes I love the game, admire some players but love the game.
My sister was the same way. Janie is no longer with us due to Breast Cancer but she was a fan in her own right and her Team was The San Francisco 49'ers.
If Greenbay and San Fran played, she and I would call each other pre-game, half time and post game. It is who we were.

Greenbay will not be going to the Superbowl, but San Fransisco will.
In honor of my sister I will cheer for the 49'ers.
Janie's husband sent me a message after the 49'ers won their way to the Superbowl and said, Can you imagine the party your sister would be throwing on Superbowl Sunday?
Yes I can imagine it because my sister was a wonder cook. I cook pretty good but Janie was a culinary genius. My little sister specialized in Asian Food, but she could cook anything and it would be fantastic. I compare her to an artist. She could draw spices and flavors together better than any 4 star restaurant you could enjoy.

So here is my decision.
I do not like denial. I believe it is one reason my weight loss goals have failed in the past.
I want to enjoy food and I want to enjoy life. And it is true I need to enjoy it less. But I do not like fat free anything. or low cal anything and to me eating those things is not living.
I can handle skim milk and that is about as far as I will go. I do not think that peanut butter on a celery stalk is a treat. (I read the article on this site that claimed it was).
If I need to eat a smaller portion and love it, I can do that rather than eat a lot of something I just simply do not enjoy. It is the quality with me and not always the quantity.
so on Superbowl Sunday I will eat the same stuff and actually in the same quantity that I normally do.
and the ultimate decision is this, from Thursday to Sunday I will walk one extra hour on the treadmill every day in preparation for the day. That is 4 hours of extra exercise in order to still stay on the journey I am on, but enjoy my day... my way.
If I am going to truly learn how to manage my intake, I see no other way. And waking up on Monday with post diet disaster guilt is not how I want next week to start.

I will do the time... to do the crime.
Now I have a plan and I can get ready for game day, stress free and happy that preparing beforehand, will allow me to watch the game, the commercials and the giving of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, without worrying about what I am doing food wise.

Enjoy the Game!
Go 49'ers!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks Mellie, LOL on he silent movie. I do that too sometimes when I am cleaning house, put on the TV and listen. I think the WW program is very good, I have a couple freinds who have been hugely successful with WW. My BFF in San Diego does not even look like the same person after losing over 100 lbs on WW.
    I think what I am doing is basically the same thing, earning some extra calories by not using anything above 1200 for the next few days and exercising more.

    We will know if if worked when I weigh in on Monday.
    Fingers Crossed!

    Thank You for reading my blog!
    1970 days ago
    This is one of the reasons I LOVE Weight Watchers. You can actually work in those foods you LOVE, AND stay within your points values. By using your weekly points allowance (something I only do for special times) and or Activity Points that you EARN, you can actually have your cake and eat it too!
    I also think that deprivation is the downfall of any weight loss plan. So, with all that in mind, I say if it works for you, do it. If you're responsible (and it sounds like you are), you make a plan to "earn" it, and your the type of person who can jump right back on track "tomorrow".....then enjoy!
    I am not a HUGE fan of football, but I do enjoy baseball, though I don't follow it faithfully...and to be honest, I am not a huge TV fan. I find that if I sit for that long without keeping my hands busy, I EAT! lol. So, I actually "listen" to TV rather than watch. I crochet, knit, or quilt while watching. Thank heavens for DVR, because sometimes you MISS a lot when you're not actually watching. I remember one time in particular last year, I turned on a movie that sounded good by the info given. Fifteen minutes into my crocheting, I thought, "Boy this is a long intro". I looked up to discover it was an old silent film LOL. Lesson learned: "Its very difficult to listen to a silent movie!" LOL
    I hope you enjoy the game. emoticon
    1970 days ago
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