Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 9... Conquering Temptation

First... I have extended my cookbook giveaway. You now have until Friday to comment on THIS LINK.

I am on day 9 and still cheat-free. I haven't had over 20 carbs daily and haven't enjoyed a soda since April 24. And I am so proud of me!

Each day gets a little easier to say no, but today I was just bombarded by temptation. It's teacher appreciation week, so our wonderful PTO is providing food and treats all week. Today was a breakfast spread.

I sent my Ed. Assistants to scope things out before I went, just to see if there was anything I could eat. They came back and said there were a variety of meats and cheeses, so I went down there. Right there on the table where the plates were were several open boxes of Dunkin' Donuts. I LOVE donuts... any kind! They are always my weakness. But not today.

Man, there was some really delicious food on those tables. It was everywhere! But I got some pork loin and ham and cheese cubes and enjoyed those instead. I actually got so full that I ended up skipping lunch. I didn't feel hungry and got really busy. I didn't even realize I had skipped a meal until after it had happened.

Then this afternoon we had a Parent Night where we served pizza, cookies, and soda to the parents and students that attended. I also love pizza... it's definitely another weakness. But I didn't touch a thing. I even brought some leftover cookies to my kids. Yeah, they looked and smelled good. But I didn't want any.

When I turned down pizza tonight, a co-worker told me, "Just eat a piece. It won't kill you." I kindly told her that I was choosing not to eat that pizza because I have better plans for me and my waistline! It might not kill me, but it will keep me fat. I am tired of being fat.

I am still weighing daily. Yesterday I stayed the same. But today, my scale (which is normally very accurate) was all over the place! I was so uspet. So I jumped on my older scale just to see what it said, and the number was LOVELY. It said 299.8. That number won't count because I want to stick to the scale I started with, but that number looked so good to me. I can't wait to really be under 300 lbs again, and I know I am SO CLOSE. My official scale last had me at 301.6. Today it was 300.8 a few times, but then kept saying 301.6. Either way, I know I am close. I will keep going until I get there!

5 comments:

C. Dudley said...

Congratulations on overcoming those temptations!!!

ChiChi said...

Keep up the good work! You are really making me consider, going low carb for a few weeks to knock out some of my cravings and just change things up.

Terian said...

Girl good luck on your journey!! Will Power!! I have lost 40 lbs in 90 days! And over 25 inches. It has been amazing. I have more energy, no more migraines, no more blood pressure meds, and can play with my kids now.

Neve said...

I totally get the whole thing behind the temptations- it took me so long to realise that there is no such thing as indulging in moderation no matter what anyone says=p good luck with your journey- i'll defo be following=]

Stephen said...

Congratulations on your achievements. Don't give up ;)
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