Tuesday Tidbits and Daily Bites

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Today’s food choices, from upper left: multivitamin and calcium supplements x2; Italian sausage with peppers and onions in marinara; Trader Joe’s dark chocolate nibs (a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving–6-8 pieces does it for me); green chile chicken casserole; rare deli sliced roast beef and a cheese stick (I didn’t have a good photo of the two things together so I reused this one); Trader Joe’s turkey jerky; barbecue chicken drumstick with mashed potatoes (Trader Joe’s has these awesome frozen ones that are easy to measure–they’re little nuggets!).

A few things:

  • Carrying my school bag this afternoon to my car, I realized just how heavy it was–and it wasn’t even full.  I then realized that I used to carry that weight ON MY BODY.  It was a great realization to have.  Better still?  I will never have to carry that weight on my body EVER AGAIN.
  • Silencing the Fat Girl is getting easier as the weeks go by.  I have finally determined that the “my way or the highway” attitude Thinner Girl is exerting is probably what is keeping Fat Girl from sabotaging Thinner Girl’s efforts at success.  That, plus a little forgiveness and education haven’t hurt either.  She hasn’t reared her head lately but I know there will be opportunities for her to do so.  Planning and preparation have been my two biggest tools in the fight against her desires to derail my progress.  I just hope I don’t get bored with either of them.
  • I feel really awesome about myself when I hit 7,000 steps.  It helps that my Fitbit Flex tells me when I’m close, and then it vibrates all crazy-like and lights up when I do hit that goal.  I’m hopeful I can hit it again the remaining days this week.
  • I have noticed that I get around much faster than before.
  • I am noticing that my hair is much more wavy than it was before surgery.  I am also noticing that it comes out pretty readily.  I knew that would happen, so I’m not too worried about it.
  • My maxi dresses are too long for me now.  Before, they hung over my belly and didn’t drag the ground.  Now, I trip on the hems.  Perhaps it is time for a visit to a tailor who can work with the fabrics they are made out of so I don’t continue to step on the hems and ruin them.
  • I can hug my husband so much easier now.  We both stand up so much straighter now when we do.  We had the realization last week that between the two of us, we have lost an adult woman.  By the time we both reach our individual goals, we will have lost the equivalent to a family of 4–two adults and two children.  Mind.  Truly.  BLOWN.
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4 responses to “Tuesday Tidbits and Daily Bites

  1. The first bullet is the thing that gets me the most. I’m 12 lbs away from having lost the weight of my husband (200 lbs!!)…. the other day I had him hang on my back and I tried to walk around with him there… couldn’t really do it. CRAZY! It really put things into perspective for him too, that’s for sure!

    • That is awesome! You are doing so well…I truly am inspired by you. Watching you go through this journey and be as successful as you have been affirms for me that it is completely possible to get to my goal.

  2. Something I like to do is go to a place like Target or Walmart and pick up weight plates in the equivalent of what I’ve lost and try carrying it around … even 10 pounds is an effort, let alone 50+!

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