Friday, January 4, 2008

better today

I think I had a little epiphany again. I was feeling so discouraged about the scale yesterday. But I finally had a day of really staying OP. I did go a little over my daily points yesterday, but that's because I ate a ton of salad at a friend's house for dinner last night. And I just had a little nibble of dessert. Thank goodness for Jack E who still likes to give mama a bite.

But I realized somewhere in all of that, that I really can't control what the scale says. I can't control if it goes up or down. I can only control what goes into my mouth. If the right things go into my mouth consistently, then the scale will go down. Eventually. It may not happen as quickly as I want it to (ie, overnight), but it will go back down.

Having an OP day gave me the shot in the arm that I needed. TOM is in full swing and I feel AWFUL today. But I am not going to comfort myself with crappy food. Aleena and I have planned on doing a little girls' day out today. We will shop for a while this morning and have lunch at Tokyo Joe's. Looking online at their menu, I think I choose to have a cup of miso soup, split some edamame with Aleena, sunomo and a veggie roll. And I may have another salad thing. Or I may splurge and have Joe's roll.

Feels so good to be able to plan a big splurge like that on food I LOVE!

Hope you all have a great day. I'm off to medicate a little more!


Kathy said...

It is great eating healthy food that tastes good too. I had Greek last night and it was wonderful.
You are fine...just being aware of what your body is telling you and why is half the battle!

Kathy said...

Gonna work on your Pay it you have a favorite color?

Kate said...

Congrats on getting back on plan, it so hard to do. But once you do, it's easy to remember how good you feel when you are on plan.

Good Job Noelle!

Summer said...

What a statement: That we can't control the scale but we can control what we put in our mouths. That's a great kick in the pants that I didn't realize I needed this morning. Thanks!!! :-)