Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Post #400 and South Beach Progress Report

Wow - my 400th post. I guess I'd better make it a good one.

Just to update on my dieting status. I'm still holding strong. Today is day 6, and as of this morning I have lost 5 pounds. At the moment I feel like I'm going to throw up, but that's because I skipped my morning snack after working out and now my blood sugar is too low. I just had some cottage cheese and sunflower seeds, so hopefully that will kick in soon.

Yesterday I made Andrew some cookies. They were sitting out on the counter cooling, and I about to start making dinner - turkey parmesan. Those cookies looked SO good, all gooey and warm and chocolatey. I went over to the pan to move the cookies out of my sight to minimize the temptation. When I started picking them up to put them in a baggie, I wanted to eat one SO bad. I was shaking. And - I know this is pathetic, but it's true - I actually started to cry. Not like tears streaming down my face or uncontrollable sobbing, but I had to swallow a big lump in my throat and blink several times. That's how BADLY I wanted to eat a cookie. But I proved to myself that I AM STRONGER THAN MY DESIRE FOR FOOD. And I feel really good about that.

4 comments:

Samye said...

Keep it up stef! I think we all have moments when we just want to sit on the couch and eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies while letting the kids run around in their underroos.... (tempting right?) But as good as those cookies sound keep up with your diet...it will pay off...you will look so hot and sexy when swimsuit season comes around!! Have you seen those commercials where the girl hangs up her itty-bitty-teeny-weeny bikini on the wall next to her fridge? Maybe that would help...but this is also tv so I Am sure the girl weighed a whole 100lbs. ANYWAY- I am rambling now so keep up the hard work!

bones chick said...

YOur doing great and I can't wait to see you at the run in Moab. Maybe we'll both have shed a few pounds. You're already off to a much better start then I am.

Lisa said...

You are awesome Steph! That is a major temptation to resist. Sometimes I wish dieting was like quitting smoking or something- you could just quit eating cold turkey and never buy or eat food again. Too bad it doesn't work that way! It is so hard to diet because we are surrounded by food 24/7. Your will-power is inspiring to me! In about 10 more weeks I'll have this kid and I can get on the wagon.

Lacking Productivity said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel. Keep up the INCREDIBLY hard work of dieting!