Posted by Paul:
Today is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and I headed to my regular WW meeting.
Thanksgiving was great. I had a wonderful time. We had dinner at our house, and we were able to control the point values of most of the food in the dinner. I started out with a plate full of green salad and veggies. After eating the entire plate, I had a conservative helping of turkey and potatoes and only a bite of a roll. For my third helping, I had a generous dose of my mom’s traditional jello/cream/apple/marshmallow salad, and a little bit more turkey.
For dessert, we made some ff/sf banana cream pie filling in a small dessert bowl without crust, which I ate with some FF topping. I enjoyed the flavor, and didn’t even feel deprived. Later I had a small sliver of the same pie, but in the shell. We had some delicious appetizers that were low calorie, which I ate with gusto.
In the end, I was proud of myself for first, enjoying the day, and second not giving up what I want most for what I wanted in the moment.
Today is my accountability day. I don’t have a scale in my house (it would drive me crazy watching the numbers every day), so going to WW always has a bit of mystery. Today I wasn’t really sure how I would do. However, I was down 2.0 pounds! I look back on my week, and it was totally worth it. I’m proud of the choices I made and I’m quite pleased that I was able to see the result in the scale.
I also hit a personal 5 pound goal, so I came home from WW and bought myself the Josh Groban “Noel” album on iTunes. My next 5 pound goal is for a new pair of jeans.
Now its time to just keep moving forward, and continuing the momentum. Next five pounds, here I come!!