Diary of a Crazy Track Lady 7-24-10

July 24, 2010

Well, it’s been 20 days (more or less) since you’ve decided to revamp your eating and exercising routine. I must admit, I had my doubts about it at first. But, I see you are serious this time and are doing everything you can to keep yourself on track to a new you. Okay, so you back slid a little bit last weekend. That’s okay, it was a wedding after all and it would have been rude to the guests of honor to not eat and drink alcohol, right? (Yep, keep telling yourself that).

Actually, I want to let you in on a little secret…it is OK to drink alcohol and eat crap food every now and then, AS LONG AS YOU DO IT IN MODERATION! Take only a handful of chips, put the bag back in the pantry, and savor the few you have in your hand. If you’re still hungry for something salty, eat a pickle spear. You’re not craving the JUNK, you’re craving the SALT!If you want a sweet treat, have a small piece of chocolate (which is good for the heart) slowwwwwly. It tastes so much better that way and it will keep you from wanting to eat the whole package.

As for the alcohol…watch the intake with that. It’s nothing but sugar. And, with the cran juice, the calories just add up quickly. It was very wise of you to stop your daily nightcaps, but don’t deny yourself the chance to have a drink or two on the weekends. Again, everything in moderation, right?

Guess what? You HAVE lost some weight! I know you didn’t step on the scale at the beginning of this “new you” phase, but everything has begun to feel a little looser. The Duff Beer shorts no longer pinch your waist. That’s a great sign, ya know? And by the way, the number on the scale is  not to be obsessed over — so don’t start weighing yourself all the time. What’s important is the way you feel about yourself, and how much healthier you can become by eating the foods your body needs. not what you want.

Speaking of which, have you made the connection that eating healthier foods has stopped the cravings? Yep, that’s the secret. Smaller portions, throughout the day, keeps the hunger pains at bay. In fact, you’re really not craving anything, ever, because you’re always eating!

Who knew it was this easy? Okay, so you knew it a couple years ago. And you stopped eating well. Well, look what happened. Okay, okay, I won’t beat you up over it, but I want you to continue doing what you’re doing because you’ve learned something valuable here. Don’t lose the lesson again, okay?

Love,

Future Self

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3 Responses to Diary of a Crazy Track Lady 7-24-10

  1. Lisa Weeks says:

    I still say that “you look great”. I have plenty of family and friends who are a little on the fluffy side, who are very healthy and strong. Hell, I can barely lift a sack of potatoes! I weighed 238 when Wade was born. I still thought I looked fabulous. I had boobs like I’d never had in my life. I agree with living moderately with everything. We all have our own vices and the most important thing is just to love each other and see the true beauty inside of us all!

    • wordnerd45 says:

      Thanks so much. You’re a really cool chickie, ya know that? I’m so glad Dan introduced us. I’ll have to share the story with you about the time Dan and I went down to Nogales, AZ together, and how we ended up committing a federal offense. It was by far the funniest moment in my life and I am forever indebted to Dan for making me laugh that hard. I love the guy, weird sense of humor and all.

  2. weightwill says:

    “AS LONG AS YOU DO IT IN MODERATION!”

    words to live by. Best on your journey.

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