New Mindset

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I ate 1,300 calories today. For a heartbeat I felt bad. That is almost double what I average most days. Up until this year I most often would never have bat an eye at that. I am pleased I have made such dramatic changes in my lifestyle, particularly with regard to my eating habits. I enjoyed today. I had a steak sandwich for lunch. I had steak leftovers and it was amazing. First time I've had bread since March. It was delicious and I wasn't feeling guilty at all. I knew that understanding what I ate, how many calories, and being accountable is what is making the real difference for me.

It was my son's 8th birthday today. We always celebrate a birthday with dinner out. I am so relieved he passed on the pizza parlor; I am not sure I could have avoided that temptation. Instead he wanted Mexican food. I haven't eaten Mexican food since March. It was delicious. I made a healthy choice considering the menu and also considering what I love to eat. Again, no guilt.

I logged the calories and arrived at the 1,300 or so for the day. I just needed to remark on this new mindset. I don't worry any more about eating too much of a bad thing, I worry about eating too much of good things! The treats are just that, an occasional, appropriately portioned treat.

Now, for my birthday next April I hope to be at goal..and I will be happy to eat at my favorite restaurant for our dinner celebration...A.J. Sushi! mmmmmm
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