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! :-)