Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Starting Over

As I am out of town this week (Spring Break) visiting family, I thought I'd modify my plan a bit. Yesterday (instead of liquids) I had a "Normal Day". I know that sounds like I was copping out, but if you'd seen what I ate over the Easter holiday, you would know that even "normal" portions was a cut-back for me!

I did fairly well. I had eggs, toast and juice for breakfast. For lunch, however, Papa wanted to dine at one of our favorite Columbia area burger joints. RUSH'S! I ordered a regular cheeseburger basket (which comes with some of the most awesome fries you've ever put in your mouth) and root beer. For accountability purposes, I want you to know that I am aware that this was NOT the BEST choice I could have made. (I should have left off the fries, and opted for a diet coke, instead!) However, I didn't eat the entire burger, or even half of the fries. I amazed myself in practicing a "novel" concept. I STOPPED EATING when I got FULL. That is a HUGE victory for me!!

For supper, Nana cooked Chicken bog, butter beans, and corn. Buck made some of his "famous" cheese bread, and a bowl of fresh fruit salad. (The healthy kind, not made with fattening ingredients like mayo/salad dressing). I was very careful to use small portions, and ate only one small slice of bread. I did eat seconds...but not of rice. I had an extra portion of fruit salad for dessert instead of brownies or cake.

Because I have not been consistent since I started this program, and since my sweet Tammi has recently decided to begin the same study, I have decided to RE-START as of yesterday. I am so excited about this "second chance" at success, and the accountability that this blog offers.


Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:8-9

1 comment:

ValleyGirl said...

YES! I'm still so excited!! The schedule I'm following is slightly different from yours (well, it's the same, just shifted so that the two back-to-back eating days fall on Saturday and Sunday), but I'm so excited about this! Do you know, I'm down 2.8 lbs from SATURDAY!! Of course, Saturday's weight included all the eating I did at my aunt's house on Good Friday, so it's possible that weight was abnormally inflated. But still. Darn good feelin'!

I'm finding I'm having more trouble today on the "half day" than I did yesterday on the "liquids day." I guess because restricting myself to just liquids is easier than trying to determine exactly how much I would eat and then dividing it in half.