- Eating celery is wonderful
- Tracking food is a MUST
- I can really eat what I want and still lose
This week I had an event I went to with catered food. I was nervous. I mean, I sat down and the dessert was there and holy crapola did it look YUMMY. I let it sit there and I enjoyed my dinner (and maybe a dinner roll or two.) After my dinner, I dug into the dessert. I didn’t finish the whole thing. I had a few tastes and was okay with that. I’ve learned that only I control what goes in my mouth and if I say, “No more.” Then it means no more. No one forces me to eat.
The first week, I told myself I would not have alcohol. This week? I had a few glasses of wine with friends anddddd, maybe some beer. And, guess what? It was OKAY. I did not suffer.
I learned one more thing: moving, working out and not be dormant is important. I found that I enjoyed my workouts this week and while eating is 80% of the battle, working out is really important for the heart. It is good to move at least 30 minutes a day.
And the best part? I feel good! My energy is high, I’m tired still as normal, but not as tired as before. I am starting to truly see how eating healthy and working out pours into other parts of my life – not just wanting to lose weight and get in shape.
So, altogether I’ve lost: