Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Words of Encouragement

Wow...it's been a while since I've written my last post. Unfortunately for me, I just wasn't "feeling" it. I hate that feeling when I know that I have something to do and just avoid it all together. Oh well...moving on!

Within the past two days, I've recieved some wonderful words of encouragement from my friends and even total strangers as I continue to embark on my journey. I made a post on my Facebook page yesterday about eating soup and wondered how long it would last me before I was eating my left arm off.

One of my dearest friends and fellow Phi Mu (in this case, we are sisters by choice) put my weight loss goal into perspective. She talked about how "thinking skinny" would be a key to my success. Her comment really made me think - I always thought "skinny". I think that I'm smaller than what I really am, I still wear the same size pants even though I sport the muffin top, and am pretty sure that I'm a little too cocky - I mean confidant - at times.

But...wait! This isn't what she was talking about! Really? I had no idea. lol.

It's about changing my habits and re-programming my body. I can feel full by eating fruits and vegetables before chowing down on some over-rated carbs. Lucky for me, those foods are ZERO points on my plan.

So let me fast forward to today. I posted on Facebook that I needed a cupcake and a Diet Coke. It was a true statement. By 12:30, I was starving and on a mission to eat anything that I could get my hands on. Unfortunately, I also had to make a trip to Wally World in order to pick up some decongestant for The Bean (she's feeling under the weather today).

So while I was there, I went to the freezer section to pick up dinner - Voila! Garlic Chicken. This meal is seriously delicious and has a ton of vegetable in it to help me fill up rather than making poor choices. Plus, one cup is only FIVE points! I can have two cups tonight, a salad and still have enough points to "buy" a piece of garlic bread. :)

Anyway...after picking up our dinner, I looked in the case that held the "Smart Ones". While I was deciding what I wanted for lunch (mind you - my lunch was in the fridge back at the office), a woman walked behind me and said, "You don't need that. You don't...really!"

While you could take what she said a million different ways, I took her words of encouragement to heart. I skipped the frozen meal and went looking for more healthy alternatives. I bought a bag of Ranch Rice Cakes from Quaker, a bunch of bananas, Weight Watchers string cheese and a bag of double-chocolate Weight Watchers candies.

Now...granted...I hadn't eaten lunch yet and was starving. I also didn't eat all of this at once.

I returned to the office and ate my sillet meal from last night's dinner (seven points), had a piece of string cheese (1 point), and ate a banana (0 points). For desert, I ate a sugar-free chocolate pudding (2 points).

While all of that food sounds like a lot (and it was), I was thinking about my points and taking my "skinny" self into consideration. I had enough points budgeted for lunch and still have enough points for dinner this evening.

All in all, it has been an encouraging day. Even if I don't loose any weight during tomorrow's check in, I'll at least know that I have stuck with the plan for two solid weeks and that I can do this.

Until tomorrow's weigh-in!

1 comment:

  1. You can do this...and will, my dear sister! And remember, it's think skinny, eat skinny, be skinny! <3 I'm happy I could encourage you in some way. I am currently in a battle with the bulge as well, but previous experience has shown me I can win. You can, too!