"Oh ya, I just had my sweet tooth removed" Lol!
Wouldn't that be nice? Not craving that bite of chocolate at the end of the day. Or some soft creamy ice cream on a hot summer day. No temptation to add a cookie or two to my six inch sub meal at Subway.
No.... I still crave it all people. Let's keep it real here!
We went camping with Mike's family this past weekend. Whenever we get together with the fam it's a party or as Mike's sister Shelley would put it, "Paaaartaaaay!" It's a lot of laughing games, and fun...... oh and food. Keepin' it real.
|Enjoying a moment of sweet tooth satisfaction. Keepin' it real.|
Shelley pulled me aside and told me she noticed how Mike and I ate on the trip. First of all I forget how much people watch you when they know you are supposed to be on a "diet" or eating a certain way. She realized we weren't being exactly careful. She asked how that works into our plan. I told her that Mike and I discussed our plan for this trip before we even came up. We told each other where our boundaries were and that we would help each other stay within those limits. Notice my sweet indulgence (smore anyone?).
Some may not be able to deviate from the plan, but as for me. I would go insane without some leeway here and there.
She also asked me what the best part about loosing weight and being thinner is. I told her the best part for me is having confidence in myself.
Although now it's kind of hard to control that confidence? I don't really know what to do with it.
The part of my personality that was 60 pounds overweight a lot of people liked, and related to. I became friends with those around me very easily once they got to know me for who I was.
Now, I get attention from different people that before would have looked right through me. What do I do with that attention? I've learned to be myself. I want to be someone everyone likes for the real me NOW. Not for my looks, but for my personality and general likability. I want to be known as someone who is a friend to everyone, someone who does not judge. Someone who relates.
Finally, the best part of our new lifestyle, and how it works for us: I told her, come Monday we HIT it HARD!!! Drive it into the wall. Recommit, and strive for a new goal. It is a part of us now. Every day this week we exercise. Back to our basic 1200-1500 calorie diet.
Those moments around the campfire mean more now.
I am so happy where I am today.
More to come, thank you for reading. ~Karlie