Monday, November 7, 2011
The Voices in My Head
The voices in my head are singing today. "I got a feeling that tonight's gonna to be a good night. That tonight's gonna be a good night. That tonight's gonna be a good, good night." That's a lot better than last week when they were singing, "Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery . . . "
Today was very different from this time a week ago - thank goodness! Like last week though, I had to get on the scale 4 times to believe what I was seeing. Not only did I loose the 6 pounds I gained last week, but I lost even more!!! I am now down 37 pounds! To do this weekend? Buy a new bead! (Check back tomorrow to find out what I'm talking about with the "bead" reference!)
I can't talk about all this success without talking about some lessons I learned today. Remember the "write it before you bite it"? Why do I continue to not take my own advice? I knew what I had for breakfast, and I knew what I would be having for dinner. When it came time for lunch, I knew I had 530 calories to use, or 710 if I ousted the corn bread I was planning on having during dinner. I ended up having a foot long veggie sub at Subway. That wasn't the "bad" choice. Before getting my nails done, I grabbed a Fresco Crunchy Taco from Taco Bell. Before getting my taco, I looked up the nutrition information and knew it was a good choice. That still wasn't my "bad" choice. The bad choice was not checking to make sure I had the calories left after lunch and before dinner. If I had, I would have known I needed to pass on the taco; and I needed to not eat the corn bread.
Live and learn. This is a journey. Tomorrow is another day!