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two salty fries

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Yesterday there was some question about the dinner menu. I was supposed to go out in the evening (I ended up not going) and the meal I was GOING to make was impossible because I was out of two ingredients. So my husband ended up going out for chicken tenders and fries at a local deli. They didn't buy me any nor did they ask it I wanted any....I guess they knew better.

Anyway, out of curiosity, I asked for one of my daughter's fries. She gave me two that were stuck together. I tasted them and was appalled. They tasted as though they'd been soaked in brine and then sprayed with grease. I couldn't get over how salty they were and unbelievably, my daughter said they were unsalted and she didn't taste any salt. This just goes to show you that EVERY piece of fast food you buy has an abominable amount of salt in it. I was disgusted by the fries and delighted with the degree that my tastebuds have been reformed.

I'm down 18 pounds now and am 2 pounds away from Onederland. I have decided that I must reward myself. I was considering a massage but had a better idea. There is a bedspread I'm dying to own in a catalog of mine and it's $50 plus a little extra for a pillow sham. As soon as I get some money I'm going to get that. I haven't had a new bedspread for as long as I can remember. I've been using the same quilt and it has seen better days. Now I'm very excited.....actually I was ALREADY excited to be in Onederland....Now even more so.

The last time I lost weight....I lost 70 pounds and I never felt the achievement that it was....All I could look at was the amount of weight that I STILL HAD LEFT to lose. I never celebrated....I never got a reward. And I think that that was part of why I regained it ....it was because I never really OWNED that loss. I never realized what an accomplishment it was....I never lifted 70 pounds of something and thought "I used to carry this around everywhere I went!!" You can bet I will be doing that now. I will be owning and celebrating every pound lost.
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  • _LINDA
    emoticon That is awesome! I never rewarded myself either. But then I am a full speed ahead bulldog stubborn and I just keep going no matter how long or how ugly it is until one day I stick my head up and realize, hey I am there, how about that.. I am getting that it is a lifestyle change and never ends. My reward is simply feeling better and being able to do things better. The alternative isn't pretty.
    Keep up the GREAT work!
    2683 days ago
  • BECCA315
    emoticon for having a great day, and learning a great lesson. I think buying yourself a new spread is a fantastic reward!!

    2683 days ago
    emoticon I still adore salt and need to get my buds even near where yours are. Same lecture n diet I am on lol .. less salt less.. well everything pretty much haha
    2684 days ago
    How wonderful.....
    You deserve to celebrate.
    I feel the same way about the fast food..yuck.
    The bedspread is a great reward.
    2684 days ago
    emoticon You are doing a wonderful job of losing! 70 pounds is huge! That's the weight of a 10 year-old!

    I hear you about the fries. I had the same revelation about ribs in a restaurant a year after I joined WW. The waitress wanted to know why I wasn't eating them and I said they were too greasy and fatty and she asked if I wanted a new order and I said no, I was good with it and I've never had ribs in a restaurant since.

    It's amazing how our taste buds change, isn't it?
    2684 days ago
    70 lb is AMAZING! You reallly HAVE to reward yourself for such amazing work. I am sure you can do it again and that you will. YAY!
    2684 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Yes isn't it amazing just how yucky fast food really is. I myself can't eat it either .. I follow a eating plan much like yours .. And I love how it makes me feel .. I am staying quite well on my interim goal weight ..
    I will be thinking about taking the steps to lose the last 10 kilos ..
    Keep well and happy my friend .. So very proud of you xxx much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2684 days ago
    First, I know how you feel, certain things that used to sound so delish are not that great sounding any more!!! Good for you, and an early CONGRATULATIONS!
    2684 days ago
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