Today was a good day - much better than yesterday. I met an old friend for lunch at Panda Express. I am proud to say I chose wisely - Steamed Rice w/ String Bean Chicken Breast - it was great and I felt satisfied. Satisfied that I had a great lunch with a good friend, made good choices and stuck to my plan.
Dinner was fantastic! I made Chicken Italian Sausage (thank you sam's club for this fantastic treasure) with zuchinni and mushrooms tossed with pasta, a little olive oil and parmesan cheese. To. Die. For. Dessert was a slice of chocolate cake (a cake mix mixed with pumpkin puree and baked) with bananas and lite cool whip. FANTASTIC. When I make food that tastes this good AND is health, I wonder why the hell I ever choose to eat crap!!
So, even though I am really trying to focus on taking things day by day, at times I can't help thinking about the enormity of the task in front of me - losing 265 lbs. seems daunting, and at times impossible. In light of my weigh in tomorrow, this was on my mind tonight - a lot. I felt like I needed some inspiration, so I googled "lost more than 250 lbs." and found a couple of good stories:
- Susan Blech lost nearly 300 lbs without surgery (that is key to me as I have no intention of having surgery to lose weight)
- Kathy Halderman lost 250 lbs without surgery. I nearly cried as I read her story.
I'm going to bed feeling good. Satisfied. Inspired. And yes, still a little scared for what tomorrow morning will bring.