Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Don't even miss it!

The last couple weeks I have been doing pretty good.  No, I haven't lived the life of a perfect lose weight eating plan.  I have lived my life.....exactly how I have chosen to go about this weight loss journey at this point.   So yes, there have been some piece of cake.  Some candy.  Some.........

But while I have indulged in some sweet treat or some decidedly unhealthy food on occasion, I have also sat back and made healthy choices during many more situations.  We have had a carrot cake in the refrigerator for the last 5 days.  I indulged in ONE small piece over the weekend.  Jason has been enjoying the rest.  Do I WANT a piece?  Sure, it is delicious and I would love to have another piece.  But I have chosen to say no.  I have chosen to not indulge.  And something crazy has happened. 

I don't even miss not having it!  Sure, I look in the fridge and see the cake and think about how delicious it is.  But I don't sit there and have a mental battle with myself over eating or not eating a piece.  I have had some unknown force of motivation take over and I haven't been tempted.  And the most amazing thing?  When I walk away I don't think longingly about what I gave up.  I move on with my life and it is a none issue! 

So really?  Where in the world did the real MaryFran go???
Me standing beside a piece of art made from all Honda Car Parts

Life is settling down after my week of car highs and lows.  Work is still crazy, Monday they had me finishing up the training class that I have been leading for the last 6 weeks.  And on Tuesday they had me take over the training for the new hires that started a few weeks back.  This new class is in a much smaller room so I won't even be getting the steps that I got in the larger room as I go back and forth between their desks.

I haven't been walking on my lunch breaks and I am seeing a change in my bike riding.  Not a good change either.  (If you watch my youtube videos...the fist video about this will go live on at 4PM ET tonight ...Oct. 30......it's crazy......makes me laugh to watch the footage as I had a meltdown on my bike).  So I am determined to get out on my lunch break and walk.   I would like the two 15 minute breaks to be walking also...but that might be asking too much. 

So I am trying to re-take control and get moving more.  Jason and I are trying to ride our bikes around our neighborhood after work also.  we have plans to pick up a light to make it work after the time changes also.

So things are still moving forward on my quest to be healthy and lose weight.  It's just a REALLY slow process.

8 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

You continue to do great. I've started backing watching my foods. Well, actually it was a return of my IBS-D that started it. Have to figure which foods I have to stop or if it's just stress.

Vickie said...

If you have access to stairs and it does not hurt your knees, that might be your answer to time crunch. I totally agree about fresh air and longer walk at lunch. 100%. But your quick breaks, stairs would be more efficient use of your limited time.

Shelley said...

You are in the ZONE, MaryFran! Not being tempted by a cake in the fridge is great - really happy for you.

MaryFran said...

Good luck with figuring out the ins! Welcome back to watching!!!

MaryFran said...

I have done the stairs on my lunch break during the winter when it’s too cold! My knees right now are giving me grief...but I’m hoping this winter to do the stairs again!

MaryFran said...

Oh I’ve been tempted...I just haven’t caved!!! Hahahaha

Sarah said...

I just watched your video, and my heart was breaking for you. But, you did it! (Even if you had no choice lol). I'm so proud of you.

jen said...


You got this..as your blog says, believe in yourself.....