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Monday, May 10, 2010

DUH! I'm kinda stupid

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!  I'm not a mom (unless you count my fur baby, Poki), but my day was spent cleaning, cooking and then going out with my family to Cheesecake Factory.  It was fun, delisious, and oh so calorie-laden, BUT this is no pitty post.  I went in to dinner with a plan and stuck to it... for the most part.

I looked up Cheesecake's menu earlier in the day and already knew what I was having: grilled mahi with a side of asparagus.  I promised myself only two pieces of the bread and three bites of cheesecake.  Well I ended up eating three pieces of bread and about half a cheesecake on my own but all in all, it was a major success for me because I actually stuck to ordering what I was suppose to... don't think I've ever done that before!  I still came home overly and uncomfortably stuffed which is the next thing I need to work on...

Over the weekend I got an email from a fellow blogger who basically called me stupid.  Of course she never used those words, but her email was so eye-opening for me, I told her I must be stupid for not realizing "it" on my own. "It" being the fact that over the last two or three weeks, almost all my posts have been bitching and complaining about how I suck at food choices.  How my whole world gets turned upside-down if I eat a handful of M&M's.  How I beat myself up to no end if I stray of course and have a bad dayHow at the same time all this is happening, the number on the scale has been moving down!!

HELLO!  Why didn't I see that?  Sometimes it takes an outsider to see the whole picture because we are our own worse critics... glad I had someone to point out that obvious fact!

10 comments:

~HoneyB~ said...

Great job on your sticking to what you had decided to order :) It can be tough going out and there are so many temptations ...

Also I agree... your going DOWN so dont beat yourself up about small stuff. Your doing great:)

Blubeari said...

The dinner at Cheesecake factory sounded lovely AND not deadly healthwise. Which is kind of hard to do there. ;-)
Yeah... sometimes it takes someone else to see the big picture. It is so easy to get caught up in the details and miss the successes.

MAJL said...

You did awesome! I love the Cheesecake Factory and cannot go there without ordering the Luau Salad or the Sante Fe one, and they are sooo fattening and high in sodium. That being said,the salads do provide a lot of veggies!
Just had to share my love of the CCF :)

Annalisa201 said...

LOL, wow. That is a realisation from hell... chocolate and losing weight - not what you want to see when you've been trying soooo hard (and by "trying" meaning chocolate deprivation) for so long with no results... anyway, I've heard it said more than a few times that a binge meal can trick your body into metabolism high-gear... whatever the science behind your loss, what is most important (and the comment I've been leaving everywhere today) is "It's improvement we aim for, not perfection". You're really really doing great Annie, try to believe it ;)

Boomer said...

Good job on researching the menu before going out. Good choice.

Btw, my lastest post has information about Tabata Training and HIIT (high intensity interval training). You may want to check it out.

Deb said...

How nice to have someone give that kick in the pants. We should all be so lucky. Good job with the dinner out.

Chris said...

I think it is like a reflex to beat ourselves up after getting off track even if just a little. But yes we need to look at the overall picture/end results. Comes down to moderation so that one meal/day may not count for much when all is said and done. You're doing great Annie!

Salina Lyn said...

Nice job at the cheesecake factory. See....you totally need to just be nicer to yourself. You're doing a great job! Keep it up. ;)

Crystal said...

good luck with the LHA... i'll be right here with ya!!

Leila said...

HI ANNIE!!!! I'm so glad you chose to be positive and be uplifting to yourself!! =) beating ourselves up sucks. I had to slowly learn to STOP putting myself down. Because I thought about it, would I allow ANYONE to talk to my besties the way I was talking to myself? HELL TO THE F NO. I would kick their ass 7 times and mop the floor with them. Then I would shove potatoes up their nose. And that would be that.

After I realized that I was being HELLA mean to myself, I started to think more about my thoughts and starting trying to STOP those thoughts and replace them with good ones. because... it's just not fair how I treated myself. Now, well it's soooo much better after years of practice. Not perfect. I still yell at myself sometimes (For example, on the tread mill today I was sprinting and i yelled at myself, "Go Mother F***ER Go! Run Mother F***er Run!!!" uhm.... would I EVER say that TO ANYONE, under ANY circumstance. Probably NOT. and then again I would get angry at others who spoke to my besties (or who spoke to anyone like that!!!).

So healing the body, sometimes it starts with healing the inside. For me it is anyway. =)

Did I tell you how much I appreciate you coming to see how I'm doing on my blog? it's so encouraging!! =) THANK YOU!!

Leila