Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this
thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
-- Mary Pickford

Well I lied in my last post. I said I would update Monday. That didn't happen, as today is Wednesday and I'm just not getting around to it, sorry about that!

Things have been going well.

Monday night Tech came over for dinner. I made him a healthy (yet yummy!) dinner of Marinated Honey Pineapple Chicken, Brown Rice and fresh corn on the cob. Then for dessert I made individual trifles, with sugar free pudding, cool whip and fresh blueberries, strawberries and some small chunks of angel food cake. He seemed to enjoy it, so I was happy. He's not picky with food (which is great...the ex was!) and he even cleaned up after dinner! I was impressed :) Tomorrow night we're going out again, this time to a "bike night" in a local city. He has a motorcycle, and I've never been to a bike night, so it should be a good time.

The other good thing about Mr. Tech? He's lost some weight himself. So he enjoys eating healthy, so he doesn't question my sometime weird eating habits, since I've been upfront with him that I lost weight. That's a relief for me.

As far as the family situation, thanks for all your well wishes. I can't get into major detail, but the brother and his wife are going through a rough patch, and there was a talk of the big "D", but they've decided to try and work on it. I was the only family member he confided in about it, and I was relied on for advice, and help, and that stressed me out a bit. But I did manage to control my food during this time, which really makes me believe that this is a "lifestyle" now for me.

I'm three days sober from my scale-addiction. It's hard, it really is. I'm so used to stepping on it all the time, I'm paranoid that I'm gaining weight, and constantly analyzing how my clothes are fitting. I've been tempted to grab it from hiding a few time, but I've left it put away. It will get easier, I know it will.

Running is going. I had a really crappy run on Monday, but I think it was just because it was so hot. It was 90 when I ran, and needless to say, that took it out of me. Plus I ran 4 miles, which was the day after I did 4.5. I'm not quite up to that many miles on back to back days yet. So needless to say, the last mile was a run/walk combo. But I finished it. Took last night off, and tonight I'm looking forward to 3.5 miles. Plus the weather is only suppose to be upper 70s, so it will be nice!

Eating has been going good. I've been a little into the "late night" snacking lately, and I know this is because since I'm now seeing someone, I have a tendency to get home late, and I'm hungry again. Usually at the hour I get home, I'm in bed fast asleep, so this hungry again feeling isn't noticed. So I'm really going to try to focus on not eating when I get home. It's my goal for the week. But other than that, I think things are going good. I'm really on a path to stay away from the processed foods, and I've been trying to choose snacks (even when I have the munchies) that are fruits and veggies. Choose an apple over the triscuits, that type of thing. It's going good so far, but it's still and effort on my part, and one I will continue to make!

Also, Jodi recently talked on her blog about the new Yoplait light flavors, which were Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and Raspberry Cheesecake. I have tried all three flavors, and my favorite was the Raspberry Cheesecake and then the Strawberry Shortcake. The Pineapple Upside Down Cake wasn't bad, it just tasted like a Pina Coloada to me, which isn't my favorite of flavors, if that is your cup of tea you would love it.

Other than that, I can't think of anything else! So I will get back to work, but talk to you guys soon!


JODI said...

glad you liked the yogurts - i guess i'm just a fan of anything pineapple/coconut related... i don't think i've had one that i didn't like but i do have my favorites... :o)

P.O.M. said...

Gald Tech is "down with healthy eating." It makes life so much easier. I have dated healthy guys and bad eaters. And if they dno't get it, it makes the struggle even harder. yeah!

So, why arn't you going to weigh yourself? I have to just to make sure I'm still in the zone. But I try to just do it like 2 times a week.

Andrew is getting fit said...

I hope things work out for your brother. It's great that you didn't rebound during this time.

Kathy said...

It sounds like you are meeting life head-on and being successful at it and that's what it's all about!

new*me said...

congrats on your first months success and putting the scale away. Sounds like you many have found a great guy there :)

Caroline said...

It sounds like you are doing great! I'm so happy to hear that. I know maintenance can be so hard and challenging, and I think you're doing amazing. Congrats!

Chellie has Issues said...

Your dinner sounds supper yummy. Did you make that marinate yourself? I love me some pineapple. I'm glad Tech gets your "weird" (if by weird you mean healthy) eating! I can't imagine running in 90 degree weather! Holy heck! I'll stick to my treadmill...
which is in my air conditioned basement!

Roni said...

"So I'm really going to try to focus on not eating when I get home."

You know what I started doing... focusing on something else BESIDES eating. If I try to not focus on not eating then all I want to do its EAT! LOL

Just a thought.

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