Hello friends and fellow fat fighters! 😉 … Here I am, another day, in my fight… Staying “sober” if you could say so… you know… not from drinking, because I don’t, but from overeating, which is another addiction, just as bad, but more “socially accepted” in a way… So… I’m here… enjoying life another day and seeing my numbers get back to decreasing mode!
So… I restarted my healthy living choices on September 27th 2012 after having been deep in a rut of indulgence and overeating for a while and gaining back a few pounds….
It took a while to react and admit I needed help but I’m here… fighting again… Yes, many things happened that made it harder for me to continue with my exercising and routines but I can either choose to blame it on the circumstances (which, btw, will never be perfect and will always be changing) or take responsibility… I am choosing the latter.
BTW … Yesterday I exercised for an hour on the Wii Board again (even when it seemed I was running out of time) and burned 354 calories!
So… here are the numbers from Sept. 27th to date:
- Sept. 27th – 182.8 pounds (had supposedly gained 6 pounds after my “lazy *vacations*”)
- Sept. 28th – 182.8 no Change and no worries, right? we just started…
- Sept. 29th – 185.0 what in the world? Oh yes! this must still be part of the consequences from my period of indulgence! it just hadn’t reflected on the scale, so I guess I had gained a total of 8 pounds after all… wow!
- Sept. 30th – 184.3 Ok… hopefully we’ll start seeing the numbers go down now!
- Oct. 1st. – 183.2 yoohoo! we’re going down!
- Oct. 2nd. – 183.5 just a bit of a difference… no biggie!
- October 3rd. – 183.5
- October 4th – 182.2
So… I’m happy to see the progress! It’s been great to feel in control again! I’d better hold on to this feeling to not let myself go back into that dark pit again!
Now to our topic… Today… I also want to share really quick something that I did yesterday, many of you know that I have my nightly coffee with hubby… and I would’ve usually had some kind of dessert in the past which I’ve substituted with a sugar free chocolate pudding (60 cal.) … well… I recently bought those Fiber One 90 calorie brownies… I thought it would be a good choice for me to carry around, especially when going to the Ladies Bible Study breakfast/luncheon so I can get it out and have “dessert” and coffee with everyone else and not feel like I am there just looking at everybody else eat… well… I wasn’t really that impressed by those brownies, of course I wasn’t expecting the “real deal” but they aren’t that yummy… although let me say.. that if you “eat it like you mean it” they do help you “kill the craving” and move on!
Last night as hubby watched the presidential debate I gave him his cup of coffee, banana bread and spiced pumpkin brownies I made… his plate looked heavenly! So I grabbed my Fiber One Brownie which is individually packaged and seems too small (LOL!) but instead of eating it right out of the package with my hands I placed it on a plate and ate it with a fork as I sipped my delicious cup of coffee!
oh! Did that make a difference! I feel like it even tasted better! I really enjoyed it and felt satisfied! I didn’t have this horrible feeling of “Why can’t I eat anything?” LOL! and just had a great time next to my husband! I am very happy… so I thought I would just tell you… whatever you eat, if it’s a salad, some yoghurt, a sandwich, anything… just eat it like you mean it! Make sure you plate it nicely and make it look appealing! It can make all the difference in the world!
The Thin Lady Inside