I’m celebrating!! In the last year of keeping track of what I eat I’ve gone from size 22 pants to size 12. I feel better, and I feel better about myself, too. I actually like the way I look in clothes now, and it’s been a long time since I could say that.
I credit it to my great hubby, who does the grocery shopping and cooking. He takes a lot of time when he shops to be sure he’s avoiding sugar and lots of carbs, and he keeps a variety of microwave dinners in the house, so I can have just the right number of calories to finish off the day. I have kept up with my calorie count each day on FitDay, and he asks me each evening how many calories I have. It’s easy then to pick something to fix that will keep me in the 1100 to 1200 calorie range.
Now don’t get me wrong. There have been times when I have ignored not only calories, but sugar as well. Occasionally I just have to have a chocolate milkshake or a pizza, or even pig out on desserts at a buffet. But I don’t do that very often. And I’m even learning to enjoy eating just a few squares of dark 75 to 85% cocoa chocolate, when I can’t resist that chocolate craving. I used to eat the whole bar without so much as a thought to how many calories it was.
So, the last year has really involved a lifestyle change for both of us. We both eat the healthy spinach salad with a pepper, onion, mushroom, etc., stir fry for lunch, with fruit and nuts for dessert, and we eat a healthy fiber breakfast, too. I usually have a microwave dinner or soup for supper, and hubby has fruit most of the time. We’ve just gotten used to not eating much at night, and we don’t have nearly the GERD trouble we both used to have.
I’ve reset my weight goal now, and I’m hoping to reach 125 pounds by about the end of August. I’m sure these last pounds will be slow to come off, but that’s OK. I can stick it out. I’ve proven that.