Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally back from vacation. It was a long 8 days. I love DisneyWorld, but when you actually get there and it's hot, the lines are long and you have a 3 year old in tow you start to think "Hmmm, maybe the idea of Disney is better than the actual thing." We did have fun, but I'm glad to be home.
We got the free Disney Dining plan while we were there, which mean 2 meals a day and a snack. Most days I only ate one meal because the portions are so large. I started out the week great. I had a great attitude and for the first 2 days really stuck to my plan. However, around day #3 it started to fall apart. On the dining plan, you get one "counter service" meal and one "sit down" meal which means that you have an actual wait person who takes your order and brings you food. BUT, the dangerous thing for me is you get TWO desserts, one with each meal. I had this little devil on my shoulder saying "It's free, you can't turn down free food." and there was no angel on the other shoulder arguing with that devil, so I gave in. I discovered creme brulee and OMG, is it good. I am a HUGE sweets fan and just couldn't resist. Honestly, at the time, I didn't want to resist. There are a few restaurants there that have REALLY good food there that I don't normally eat. I had the best steak I've ever had in my life at LeCellier in Epcot. I eat steak every once in a while, but the steak I had there was cooked to perfection.
Disney has come a long way in offering healthier options, but they still have a ways to go. Most of the counter service restaurants offered a salad, but it was a chicken caesar salad. Once you add that cheese and dressing, it's not very healthy after all. I tried to do some research before I left about the nutritional information of their foods, but didn't get very far. Most of the online menus are outdated and I couldn't find any information about the counter service foods.
I think my biggest challenge is going to be to get back on track now that I'm home. Eating all those sweets has taken it's toll on me mentally. Now I have to stop cold turkey. By the way, I did gain 4.5 pounds on my trip. It's ok, I will lose it this week. I am going to reduce my caloric intake a little and start working out again. My daughter has a cold so I won't be able to take her to the gym, but I will work out at home. I have to get back on track immediately or I risk gaining even more.
I have my Weight Watchers meeting tonight so hopefully that will help motivate me. I knew I'd gain some weight and 4.5 pounds isn't that bad considering what I ate. Hopefully it will be gone in a week and I can get back on track. My next goal is 199. I haven't set a date for that yet, but I'm planning on doing that later today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Biggest Loser is starting tonight and I can't wait! That show is always so motivating for me. These people who weigh 300+ pounds are working out 6-7 hours a day! I always tell myself that if they can do it at 300 lbs, I can certainly do 45 mins a day at 214 pounds. Yes, 214. I've lost a few since my last post.
I had a birthday last weekend. I did something last night that I was really proud of. My husband and daughter made me a cake. It was my favorite kind of cake and I made the frosting. YUM-ME! So I had a piece on my birthday and the day after. Yesterday, I was thinking about that cake all day long. Seriously, if I were a heroine addict, that would be my brand. I was shocked at how much that stupid cake took up my thoughts. I knew I was going to have a piece for dessert. I knew the scale was up yesterday morning. I basically thought "There's nothing I can do about it until that cake is gone" It was light a light bulb went off in my head. I said to myself "I'm going to throw it in the garbage" OMG, what a concept! THROW IT OUT! Once I made the decision to do it, I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Seriously, how pathetic is that? I threw it in the garbage and felt so proud of myself. Of course, the scale didn't move at all this morning. I thought the Universe should have deducted a pound because of my will power. No such luck.
I also remembered that sometimes it can take a day or two of eating badly for it to show on the scale. How could I have forgotten that? I think I got a little cocky because when I woke up on my birthday I was 213 pounds. I did well but could have done better. I went to a movie and had a squirt of the "butter topping." I went to Outback and had a salad, steak and sweet potato fries (AWESOME) which I knew wasn't good. And of course, the dreaded cake. But, I keep telling myself that I could have done so much worse. I could have blown the whole weekend because of my birthday. I didn't. I worked out on Sunday and today. I'm back on track.
I leave for vacation to Disney World next Monday. I am terrified. We are taking advantage of the Free Dining Plan. The food there is awesome. It's very difficult for me to say no to fattening foods when they are foods I can only get when I'm down there. I will do my best. That's all I can do. I don't see myself working out because there is no gym at our resort and my husband and daughter will be with me. It's kind of hard to do sit ups and push ups in the room if they are there with me. I feel stupid doing that in front of them, well, my husband at least. My daughter cheers me on when I work out, which I love.
I will do my best and hope for the best. That's all I can do.