Saturday, October 1, 2005

Back on track....I think.

I finally sat down and had a good talk to myself the other day about why I started Nutrisystem in the first place. I asked myself all of those important questions about why I wanted to lose weight, looked back at how far I've come, and also asked if I wanted to continue on. My answer to the last question was OF COURSE! I want to get to my goal. I want to be healthy. I want to live a long and happy life. I want to be able to do all of the things that I can't do now because of my weight. SO, I forced myself to get back on track, one meal at a time. I made it through breakfast just fine. Made it through lunch perfectly. Ate my afternoon snack. Good. Then came dinner. We went out. I had all of these thoughts of how I was going to fail racing through my mind, but you know what? I didn't! I behaved. I ordered the good, healthy stuff that I was supposed to, NOT the greasy stuff that I wanted. I asked for dressing on the side and only used probably a teaspoon on the whole salad. I had water instead of pop. I did good. Needless to say, I was very proud of myself. I also got in my exercise yesterday by mowing the yard and pulling weeds out of my flowers. My legs and arms are telling me this morning that I did a good thing. They're sore, but not so much that I can't move. Today I have stayed on track even though there are donuts (brought home by hubby) sitting on the counter trying to call my name. I'm not listening though. I will succeed on this journey! I will have bumps in the road along the way, but I will get to my final destination.


Karon said...

I'm really proud of you, Lisa! You have re-committed and you're doing it. Good for you!

The only way to approach things when you struggle is the way you are doing it now ... one meal and then one day at a time. Before you know it, it's going to be second nature for you.

If you ever need help with the eating out choices, let me know. I eat out a LOT (especially dinner) and you can still lose weight doing it. You just have to discipline yourself to stay away from the "bad" foods. I'm proud of you for making the healthy choices you made throughout the day and then out at dinner. It isn't easy but you CAN do it! I know you can.

Karon said...

Oh ... forgot to mention, I love the cartoon and I also love the new color scheme! Way to go.

Lisa said...

Thanks Karon. It is hard, but I know I can do it. I just need the discipline, like you said:)

I thought my cartoon really fit the post for the day and also decided to change the color scheme to something a bit more upbeat and cheerful. The black was just bringing me down every time I wrote.