Today was one of those days that is a true test of character and will power. It was professional development at work. You know what I am talking about. Those days that are filled with free bagels and cream cheese. The kind of day where lunch is out at a restaurant and there is little to no "good" choices. That was my day today.
I try to plan these days out, have a good idea of what is going to happen. However, today that didn't help my situation. I started with McDonald's oatmeal, but when I got to school, I saw the bagels and I had to get one. However, I indulged in only half and ditched the oatmeal. Lunch was all planned until we got to the restaurant and it was closed... well, blast. So then I had to change my plan again. But I made pretty good choices at the OG... only 2 breadsticks, salad with dressing on the side, and soup. The OLD Emily, the evil one with low self-esteem and low willpower would have taken 6-8 breadsticks, soup, salad with all the dressing, and an entire pasta dish. AND eaten it all. In one sitting. So, even though I felt full and ate more points than intended, it's an awesome feeling to know that some things have changed.
This evening was a meal of chicken, rice, twizzlers, and artichoke hearts. The twizzlers, not the greatest, but we all need to indulge a little.
I don't think that this post gives great wisdom to anyone, but I know that this is my way of being accountable... or not. Depending on what's happening.
Tomorrow's the weigh-in. Wish me luck.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
My name is Emily and I am a food lover. So much so, that I gained over 50 pounds in 3 years. I went from 160 to almost 220 without so much as blinking an eye. It's been a year since I started Weight Watchers, which was pretty much the best decision I have ever made, and I have so far lost 41 pounds. I feel amazing and life is good, however, I still have 30 pounds to go until I am at goal.
This blog is my new incentive to begin to really reflect on this whole rollercoaster ride that is my weight-loss journey and this huge lifestyle change. So although I am not very funny or witty, this is my attempt to share my thoughts.
Here we go...