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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another great day!

Weighing in at: 235 (holding on at 5 lbs down!)

I'm going grocery shopping tonight, so I'm not sure what I'm having tonight What I am sure of is that it will be 10 points. I'll post the details tomorrow.

I just couldn't wait to post my accomplishment today. I had it all planned that I would have a WW frozen dinner and salad for lunch after running to Sam's Club. Just before lunch, Ashlynn invited me to go eat Mexican food. <gulp> My first instinct was to decline and say I couldn't. Then I remembered that I can have anything I want. All I have to do is calculate points and decide how I want to spend them. So I said I would go, and then got my book out. It only took me a couple of minutes to decide what I was going to have and how many points. I was a little nervous, but excited to try it out. Here's what I had allowed for:

6 pts - 6oz chicken breast - grilled with no sauce or cheese
0 pts - grilled veggies
0 pts - dinner salad
0 pts - fat free Italian dressing
3 pts - 12 tortilla chips
0 pts - salsa (enough to dip 12 chips in)
0 pts - water

Total of 9 points

I am so excited because that is EXACTLY what I had! Right down to the 12 chips! I non-chalantly counted them out and put them on the little plate they gave me. When I finished my 12 chips, that was it. No more! I did make them last a long time by breaking them into tiny pieces to dip - what I've always done anyway. I wasn't even finished with them all when the food came.

Ready for the other exciting part? They don't have a plain grilled chicken breast on the menu, so I had ordered the monterrey chicken with no sauce thinking it would come plain. When they brought it out, it was covered in a layer of melted monterrey jack cheese. It's so stupid, because for a minute I felt a little panicky. What was I going to do? I mean the cheese was there, so shouldn't I just eat it because they made the mistake. It was like a sign or something right? (now you see how I got into this mess in the first place) Anyway, I couldn't decide what to do, so I started on my salad and veggies - sneaking a look at the cheese every now and then. Then I started thinking about this blog. I kept thinking how I would have to calculate more points for the cheese - which would cut into the remaining 10 for my dinner - and then I would have to report it on this blog. I realize that the beauty of WW is that I could have eaten the cheese if I wanted to and as long as I counted the points, I would still lose weight. That's not what it was really about though. I want to be in control of what I do. I want to make conscious decisions, not be a victim to the same old impulses that got me here. That's my mark of success in this journey.

Anyway, I'm off for a quickie trip to the grocery store. Hubby is getting into this and is starting to talk about points (he only has a small amount to lose - lucky devil) and how much of what he can get for how many. So I am buying a few supplies to tide us over until the shopping trip this weekend.

I think this blog was the best thing I could have done. It really does make me think about what I'm doing. Now my friend Elaine is creating one too. I'm excited!

More tomorrow...

1 comment:

etennant said...

I love your blog, it's so inspiring. I hope I can do as well as your doing.

:-)