Just a quick note to follow up on my pie predicament in my previous post. To recap, I was trying to lose 25 pounds by yesterday morning. This is the end of the 16-week program I joined to lose weight and work my way toward a healthier me. Did I think about the fact that this program would end a few days after Thanksgiving? I did not. I am pleased to tell you that I reached my goal weight three days ago! I attribute this achievement to my painful restriction of pie at Thanksgiving dinner. I did it! Oh yes, I have achieved pie domination! I am now a The Dominatrix of Pie.
Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous. It was prepared by a professional chef! It’s good to have someone in the family with such expertise. Or bad…if you are trying to lose weight. It was hard, but I kept to my word and had no seconds. There were only four pies this year, so that was a bit of a break. I gave in to temptation and allowed myself a single bite of each. The pie-makers were happy to see me hovering over their respective pies, and I felt good limiting myself. “Good” might be going too far, “strong” might be a better word. Those pies were not going to stop me from achieving my goals. No siree! I showed them that I could just have a taste and walk away. What do you think about that, pie!?
The idea of a post Thanksgiving day weigh-in wasn’t my idea of a good time. I was a bit fearful as I approached the scale of judgment…how bad would it be? It wasn’t bad! I didn’t gain an ounce. I guess that’s what happens when you bring 3 bottles of wine to a family dinner and don’t drink a drop. My sister-in-law informed me that the two left-over bottles would be opened for Christmas dinner. I don’t intend to drink it then, either. I have goals, damn it!
So, pie isn’t the only thing being dominated. Wine is on notice, too! I’m guessing that last bottle of wine won’t be consumed until New Year’s Eve. Since that is the date of my next colonoscopy, I think I might need a glass of wine that night. I’ll just think of it as fruit juice. Hey, it has grapes in it…don’t judge me! The USDA says you need a minimum of 2 servings of fruit per day. Who am I to question the USDA? My scale might not be happy, but at least my wine consumption will be government approved!
I cannot stress the importance of the support and motivation I received from my friends at Weigh To Be Healthy We started that group when I was midway through this goal of mine and it helped me tremendously as I was nearing the end and questioning whether or not I’d make it. I can’t imagine a more supportive group of people. Feel free to join us if you like, and we’ll support you, too!