It has been a good week so far. I feel good, and I’ve spent a lot of time around people who matter to me. Life is still changing, but it’s getting easier and more fun so I can’t complain.
Last night I made roast with potatoes and carrots for dinner which was a big hit. 🙂 And the guy I wrote about last week (you know…the one that watched me trip on a twig like a big dope) made dessert – Big Red ice cream floats with Bluebell homemade vanilla ice cream. When I realized that he had come up with this incredible dessert idea, my brain’s initial response was to panic. But after about 30 seconds of consideration I realized that It would probably be okay to enjoy it.
I ate almost half of the float which I guessed was approximately 100 grams of ice cream, and it was delicious! As I sat on the sofa, enjoying the rare treat, I was reminded of some things that are extraordinarily important. I no longer have a desire to drink soda, and more importantly, I control the choices that I make. Sure…I could have asked Mountain Man (yeah..let’s call him that) to serve mine sans soda, but I constantly preach that nothing is off limits. And I believe that it’s the only way to successfully live out this journey. Does this mean I’ll drink soda again? No…not for a long time. It’s just not my thing. And the idea of wasting calories on it doesn’t appeal to me.
Speaking of wasting calories, I have struggled with eating more in the last week than I have at any previous point on this journey, and I don’t have an excuse for it. I did not take time (until yesterday) to buy fresh produce or lean meats…nor have I exercised as much as I should. But I will not give up. I’ll look at today as a blank canvas and paint a rainbow of healthy choices on it.
I’m proud of myself for coming so far, but I’m ready to start losing with vigor again. I am ready to show myself and others that I’m serious about reaching my ultimate goal. I’m ready to do my best today, and that’s what I’ll do….starting now.