Oh - wait - there was one more ingredient. We had dessert. We never have dessert. In fact, sweets really don't come into my house because I just can't keep my hands off of them. There has not been much of anything in our house since Christmas, when I finished off this to die for mixed berry pie after our Holiday celebration. (one reason why I finally got on the blog band wagon and am helping myself and Mer lose weight). So, I told my son that he could pick a dessert, since company was rare and far between. I was hoping my son would have picked a pie or something simple, but nope - he wanted ice cream. Now, I LOVE ice cream. We picked some ice cream sandwiches and a gallon of fudge chocolate. Not sure why we got both. Our company shared in having both, so it was nice to have most of it gone. I should have and really am kicking myself now - really should have let my company take the ice cream home. Because, well, I am sure you have guessed it by now - that ice cream was all gone in less then a week (and nope, didn't share). Yikes.
HUGE THROWN UNDER THE BUS MOMENT - SO - as we were at the neighbors the other night my son gave away my secret. I was so embarrassed. I did my best to laugh it off, but it kind of hurt (even if he did NOT say it on purpose - as I don't know how it even came up at that moment) and well, I turned red and realized that you know what...I have a lot more to learn about this losing weight thing. I should have been more prepared for this "dessert" moment. I can have ice cream in the house, but it is going to have to be very limited, to my son only. If he wants a nice cold treat we will have to purchase the single item ones. If company does come over I either need to have them take home the sweet or I will need to throw it away. OR OR OR - I could really work on self control. I do have a long way to go and am still working on many challenges in this lifestyle. I am sure the bus and I won't be meeting anytime soon, but when it happens to come near me in the future I will have to remember that I can do this - I can overcome that obstacle and be triumphant!!! My son wants me to keep losing weight, I am enjoying how I feel and look. Just another challenge that came my way that I need to work on - but mentally first - and that is the most important aspect of this journey for me.
I am happy to say that I am back on track. Been using the new tracking system that Mer recommended and learning something new about it each day. Track - check it out - you might like it too. I think the one item I like about this new tracking system is that is shows you many aspects of what you are eating - Calories, Fat, Protein, Sugars, Carbs...etc. It shows if I go over, under and I am going to learn how I can make my meal selections all work for me. Thanks Mer for the tip - very helpful!!!!
I do have an Award to receive, post to come that will fully accept this honor.
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