I’m really bad at making lists

memorial day

First, since this post is about the Memorial Day weekend, I want to take a moment to thank and remember all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the line of duty, and those who came home and have since passed on.  We have many family members who have served or are serving in the Marines, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Army, and I am so proud of them and humbled by their service.

For the Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I went to Pittsburgh to spend some time with my family and to visit with friends.  I knew going into it that this would be my first real test of how I handled a number of food stresses being thrown at me in a short amount of time.  We had a 5 hour drive each way, I would be going to my first restaurant while on Optifast, and there would be tons of food at the annual picnic.

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Temptations and Impulsivity

The theme of the past 4 days has been that there is a single food I’m craving each day.  Thursday was M&Ms, Friday was pretzels, yesterday was garlic bread (with extra mozzarella cheese), and today was shrimp fried rice.  Despite the temptation of how easy it would be to just eat a bite of any of the above, I am holding strong.  With every craving I get, I am reminded of why I am doing this program in the first place, over the many other weight loss options out there.

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The journey begins

Hello, and welcome!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  Though this weight loss journey may be mine, I could not do it without the support of so many caring and wonderful people.  This blog will serve as a chronicle of my successes and struggles, as well as a way for me to share my progress with everyone.  I invite you all to join me on this great adventure!

So how am I going to do it?

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