Good for me!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I think I have finally made it!! I have made the 'Life Style Change'!! I took my oldest daughter out for breakfast this morning to a nice place that has, among regular orders, a delicious breakfast buffet. I figured that way she could have anything she wanted and as much as she wanted. However, and this is where I say "good for me". I ordered the 'two eggs, hash browns and toast or pancakes' special. BUT I told them I wanted scrambled egg substitute, fruit in place of the hash browns and toast with no butter. How about that?? I should have just eaten one slice of toast but ate the two that were there and I am sure they were more calories than the bread I usually eat. But still, even with the coffee creamer, I came up with less than 500 calories. And that is probably high but when I am not sure, I always put it up a bit. Before Sparks, I would have gone there and pigged out at the buffet, telling myself I would make up for it the next day (which I never did). As I sat there, I found myself realizing that I have finally reached the 'life style change' eating habit rather than the 'diet' eating habit.
I have been trying (and many times succeeding) to lose weight since I was 17 years old. I belong to the Classy 70s team so you can see I have been at it for a good long time. I have done TOPS, Weight Watchers, low carb, low fat, cereal two meals a day, Slim Fast~~~~~~you name it, I have tried them all. And have lost over 80 pounds with several of them. BUT they were a 'DIET' and once I left the program, the pounds just slid back on, plus some. I know that with Sparks, that will never happen (and you can save this blog to remind me of this years from now).
The teams and the friends are all top notch. They all understand what each of us are going through and they are there to encourage every step of the way. Thank you, Spark Friends!!