Yesterday, April 9th, was 1 month from the beginning of my new diet/life change. I am down 7 lbs. and 1/2 inch off of my waistline.
I am not hungry all the time but I am fighting the battle every day. Seibold says that 'Losing weight is easy–but not simple." I have to mentally stop and speak to myself that I DON'T WANT THAT DONUT or other junk someone has brought into the house. I am getting better about just NOT having something because I can't stop my family from their eating habits–I have to choose (sometimes out loud to myself) not to eat it.
Steve's program talks about NEVER cheating and I know that I've only seen success with not cheating with giving up chocolate for Lent… because I would never cheat on what I am fasting on during Lent. He's right, even a small cheat will lead to 'this won't make a difference…' I've been there. So, here's to staying on the wagon.
Last night, I went out to dinner with Tony and cut the amount of the WONDERFUL steak that constituted an allowed portion and made Tony take the rest. I stuck to the water and (please clap for me) didn't touch any of the bread that was provided (Tony covered it with a napkin). I didn't eat until overfull (which I usually do). I ate until satisfied (cutting into tiny pieces… drinking water to help feel full). I can't hide from going out and feel very personally successful with having gone out.
Next time, I will eat a salad before I go, I didn't have time last night, but I had a lot of water before the main course came and of course the support of my Prince Charming. 🙂