Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Slowly But Steady

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."   -Bill Cosby


This morning I weighed myself, and... I lost...1.5 pounds! That's pretty good for me, since I ate out twice not knowing how many points my dinner was, started my period yesterday, retaining water, and I ate whatever dinner I wanted last Tuesday. Life is full of obstacles when it comes to losing weight. Some obstacles are harder than others. My hardest obstacle:  portion control. I weigh, count out, and measure my food now, and it is a lot of work for every meal. The "up side" is that it's working! My husband thinks it's funny whenever I break out my food scale, but I don't care. It's helping me. Otherwise I would be eating the huge portions I have been eating for the past 5 years. I also sometimes use a smaller plate or even a bowl to trick my mind into thinking that I'm getting a lot of food. I eat slower now too. Eating slower is a struggle for me, since my twins are always wanting some of my food or wanting to sit in my lap when I'm eating. Sometimes to avoid that problem I eat when they're busy playing or napping.

Today I'm going for another free session of Krav Maga. A rise in home invasions in my city has really inspired me to learn about how to fight my way out of an attack. I may sound a little paranoid, but I'm always with my twins, and I want to be prepared to protect my family. I'm also thinking of getting licensed to possess a concealed weapon (gun). A good friend of the family teaches courses on guns, shooting, and gun safety. I think it's a "right" I'd like to practice. Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting a super duper tough butt-kicking workout today with my friend H. She rocks.

Today is Tuesday; therefore I will eat healthy stuff during the day and eat whatever I want tonight. On the menu for dinner is Thai. I can't wait!

I hope you're having a healthy and happy day!

2 comments:

Alexandria said...

CONGRATS on the drop or 1.5! Small numbers like that have always frustrated me before, but now, on my FRESH START, I've decided that even .5 of a pound should and WILL be celebrated!
I eat tooo fast as well! How are you forcing yourself to eat slower? I'd like to know, because I'll have a plate of food in front of me and before you know it, it's gone!

Barbara said...

Congrats on your loss, that is fantastic! Portion control is definitly a key. I just may need to get me one of those food scales.