I See What You Did There…

I brought Mr. Scale back in the house after letting him stare at that table saw blade all day.  I didn’t realize that Mr. Scale wasn’t being uncooperative, he was just waiting for today.

Today is February 15th.   60 days ago, I gave up sugar, crap, and junk food.  Happy Anniversary to me!!

I got on the scale this morning and saw 359 staring back at me.  🙂

I did it!  I got there!!  (Happy dance!!!!)

I happily grabbed a marble and one of those little pink jewels and moved ’em over to the Pounds Lost jar.  Woohoo!

As I sit here on my couch, unable to wipe the smile off my face, I realize how crucial every decision is – because even though I wasn’t seriously tempted to hit Starbucks yesterday morning, I’ve been in that same position many times and I’ve chosen to throw my hands up in the air and give up.  If I had done that yesterday, I wouldn’t be looking at 359 on the scale this morning.  I would be looking at 361…which would only make me stop for donuts on the way to work “for my co-workers”…and eat 3 in the car before I got there.  That’s how the cycle gets started back up again.

So if I have anything to say today, it’s how much I realize the value of the PAUSE button.  🙂  When you feel yourself start reacting toward food, PAUSE.  It doesn’t mean you can’t have it….it just means you aren’t going to have it right now.

I have to go make my standard healthy breakfast this morning:  3 pieces of turkey bacon, 1 bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond with nonfat milk, and 1 cup fresh grapefruit.  It used to feel like such a drag to eat that when I really wanted to go through Starbucks or McDonald’s…but going on the Imaginary Lap Band journey really made me appreciate the healthy stuff like never before.



I hope y’all have a wonderful day today…and happy anniversary to me!  🙂

28 thoughts on “I See What You Did There…

  1. So proud of you and your persistence. It says a lot about your new dedication and your will power. So happy for you and your success. Keep it up. You’re motivating me and do many others!

  2. I am so proud of you.. I cried reading your post. You are awesome as I continue to say you motivate me. The littlest amount makes us so happy and then we cautiously think about what we could have not ate or done more walking.

    You go Girl- Happy Anniversary To You- and what a great anniversary present it is. The blog I started has really helped me with eating. Only have 2 followers but it helps knowing someone is going to read it, and I will have to publicies if I don’t do good.

    I’m So Proud of You.

    1. Amy, I’m sorry to make you cry, girl!  😉  

      Can you give me a link to your blog again?  Something went glitchy with my bookmarks and I don’t think I have it – but I’m a firm believer in bloggers supporting each other.  You are always welcome to post a link to your blog here when you leave a comment!!

  3. You’re so right. I’m guilty of the “falling off the wagon just because I let a toe dangle” syndrome; boy am I ever! I’m trying. Well, I’m trying to get back to trying. Or doing. I don’t know what I’m doing half the time. But reading your blog is definitely motivating. Seeing someone else at the crossroads of make it or break it is sooo helpful. Not to mention the fact that you do your best to make consistently better/best choices. You go girl! I don’t know what all your goals are, but I have no doubts that you will achieve them!! 

    1. Thanks Christy!  Yeah, it was weird standing on the precipice of another bad decision and deciding NOT to do it.  Surreal.  We are all gonna kick ass, aren’t we!  🙂

    1. Amber, I’m sorry it’s taken me 3 days to reply…thank you!  I’m hoping you’re not still mad at your scale….if you are, you can borrow the table saw if you need it!  🙂

      1. Haven’t been on it to see. I figured a little breakup would be okay. I’ll check on Sunday to see how he behaves. He might also need a new battery. I’ll let ya know if I need it! 😀

  4. When you get the urge to go to Starbucks or McDonalds or any of the other places that we all like but know are bad choices, put the amount of money you would’ve spent in a special place.  Next, set a goal for yourself and when you reach it, take all that money and buy yourself a new outfit or spend it at iTunes or Amazon or anything that will be just for YOU!  

    Have a good one and keep up the good work!

    1. Wooohoo!  Go, Molly, go!!!  Hope you post a pic of those marbles on the Motivational Marbles tab!!

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