Friday, January 09, 2009

Well well well.....things are progressing along. Ploddingly I should say. I've battling some kind of stomach bug. Nothing bad enough to keep me out of work...but just enough to make me queasy and cause food to travel directly through my body! (yikes)

I was thinking this morning in the shower. (yeah, I know....scary thinking!) I was actually thinking about an message that I read on the weight watchers boards the other day. The person was talking about their 'little' victory. They wrote that they ate icecream. They measured it out and only ate the 1/2 cup serving instead of their old serving size of 2 cups (or more). AND they were totally satisfied with the 1/2 cup. Well, first of all, that is not a 'little' victory. That is absolutely huge!!! But this morning it got me to thinking. I eat food and want the big portions totally out of habit. That 1/2 cup serving will satisfy the desire for ice cream the same way that 2 cups will do. You only need 1/2 cup to take care of the issue. Ok, so my thought processes are simple in the morning...hey what do you was dark outside and I was in the shower!

Thought I would add a few more to my list of things that I'm thankful for....

*Being able to sit in a booth at a restaurant (I'm now shocked at how big and roomy they are!)

*being able to have my husbands arms comfortable go around me! That was another deep thought I had this morning. The alarm went off and I just didn't want to get out of bed. I curled up behind my husband put my arms around him. At this I've lost over 100 pounds and he's lost about 80. I was able to comfortably put my arms around him!!! Yeah, we were able to hug each other before but weighing a combined 600 plus pounds well, we were lucky when our arms went the whole way around.

*well, I could say something like, 'we both fit in the shower together now'...but that would be way too much information! ROFL! (NOOOOOOOO He was still in bed when I left for no shared shower this morning!)


Teresa said...

I like those kinds of victories, but I don't trust myself enough to venture near the ice cream. And yes, that is a huge victory. I'm still not disciplined enough for that.

Donnalouise said...

WOOHOO for sharing the shower! All right baby! That's a huge incentive to keep up with the weight loss - no go share that shower :)

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well...I'm battling a head cold.

Deborah said...

Hope your tummy is feeling better soon. That's just not fun.

So glad to hear that you and hubby share the shower now and again. That is just soooo sweet.

I don't keep ice cream in the house because of my self control. About twice a summer I will splurge and pick up a soft serve at a local store. And I enjoy each and every lick of it too!

Brightcetera said...

Sharing cuddles & showers is a VERY lovely benefit of weight loss, MF!!!
I couldn't do the portioning out of the ice cream either if it's in the house. But...I can control it if I have a kiddie cone as a treat when I'm out.
Hope you're tummy's feeling better soon!