Well it’s day 14 and all the b-day stuff is out of the way. Spring break is over and the kids are back to school. J is off to work and I am home in a very quiet house. Oh how I love this sound. I didn’t step on the scale today. Well not yet anyways. I am trying really hard to stop that habit but it’s not really working. I have struggled with weight for years. Going from being under weight and very unhealthy to being over and unhealthy. I can’t seem to find the middle ground and it’s crazy. While I have not ate too much bad stuff.. I have slipped a few times and snacked on a piece of cake. However last night I grabbed a piece since I didn’t have any at the party, I waited until my snack time to allow myself a slice.. I realized it was not what I wanted. I have ate so much fruit and veggies these last 2 weeks that I can’t really stomach sweet stuff. It just doesn’t taste appealing to me. I could easily walk into a store and pick up a candy bar and snack on it.. but I think my new lifestyle change has made me see that I don’t need that and my body really doesn’t want it.
J keeps telling me I can’t have things I normally would have ate 3 or 4 weeks ago.. I am on a “diet” I can’t help but to laugh and tell him it’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle change. Which it is. It’s mind over matter. I think everyone was shocked last night when I said I would hold off on eating a slice of cake, they looked at me like there was something wrong with me.. J chimed in and asked for a slice, I kindly.. okay not so kindly advised him it wasn’t a good idea. We still had a before bed snack and we could have it then. After all he just got done eating a sauce covered piece of chicken and noodles covered in a thick tomato sauce… and he was taking bites off my plate too. (We went out to dinner at an Italian restaurant.)
My meal vs’ J’s.
We did the 2 for $25.
App was the fried zucchini with ranch and tomato dipping sauce (I cleaned the breading off and ate it without sauce. (3 pieces) J ate with breading and sauce ( 5 pieces))
Both of us had a salad no cheese or croutons with Italian dressing.
then we had our meals: Mine was fried chicken with a tomato sauce topped with a slice of cheese and a huge piece of 7 layer laz. I stayed clear of the bread since I knew I was not going to eat very well. ( took the laz home, and only ate the small piece of chicken) I drank water 3 cups there.
J had: backed chicken with tomato sauce, and pasta with the same sauce. he had about 5 pieces of white sour dough bread and whipped butter as well. J had ice tea to drink. (5 or 6 cups)
While our meals were different in a way we both ate off, however portion and serving control came into play. I stuck to it. I want to run and check my weight.. but I know better. so I will wait until the full 24 days are over and check it. I hope to be down into the 180’s by the time this is all done. We shall see.