At Weight Watchers they always say to focus on the Non-Scale Victories in addtion to the weight loss.  I realized that I don’t celebrate them enough.  I had so many opportunities to get off my food plan today, and I didn’t.   I’m happy and celebrating.  This morning’s breakfast went as planned with Peach oatmeal and yogurt.  I tried to eat a banana, but they still make me gag.  It’s something about that weird texture and consistency.  Anyway, I didn’t bring my lunch as planned, so I decided to go to the Farmer’s Market.  I got tons of fruit and veggies.  On the way back to the office, Rally’s (burger and fries) looked so good and I was ravenous.  But, I skipped the deep fried fat and got a salad from the cafeteria in my office building.  Then, later at work I got frustrated when my boss told me the memo I drafted “didn’t make sense” when really, the research just couldn’t prove what he wanted.   I was instantly “hungry and irritated.”  Instead of heading to the vending machine, I grabbed a Fuji apple that I bought at lunch.  It was sugar sweet and delicious!  I made the right decision.  After work I had to pick up my niece’s birthday present and stopped at the gas station.  They had fried chicken.  I wanted it so bad, and it was past dinner time.  I walked past that case 3 different times. Then I just had to stop in the midst of my insanity.  I asked myself do you really want fried chicken sitting in warmer at gas station?  Nope.  I just ate the protein bar in my purse to hold me over.  I felt so empowered making good decisions.  I didn’t go to the Weight Watchers meeting to weigh-in, because I’ve been obsessing entirely too much about my numbers.  I just wanted to enjoy my healthy day.  I went to the gym and ran to day 2 of Week 3.  I’m starting to feel like a runner again.

  1. So proud of you Carli! You always seem to find your way out of the negative into the positive. That, I believe, is why the number of people who follow your journey will continue to grow. There’s a song that says “We all fall down; it’s the gettin’ back up that really counts.” Everytime you get back up, you pull someone else up with you, Carli. Thanks so much for that!

  2. WOW! Great choices! I hate bananas too…. for the same reasons as you! But I enjoy lots of other fruits and Fuji apples have been so good this year. I’m proud of you!

  3. Hey there! Great job, I’m so glad you are getting your “runners high” back! I’m getting ready to run/walk my first half marathon on the 4th of June. Totally a whim, and I haven’t really been training hardcore…but I’m up to 8 miles in less than two hours, so I figure whats 5 more?! 🙂 Keep of the good work and, as always, thanks for sharing your life with us. Your blog and podcasts have been really inspiring!


  4. Andrea, thank you for such kind words. You certainly have a way with words. My commenters were one of the main things that helped pull me out of my funk. I’m so glad that sharing my struggle can help someone else get back up again….and again.

  5. Yes, Stephanie, aren’t they weird? I like the flavor, but that gushy stringy texture is just odd. LOL. I’ve got another Fuji apple in the fridge. Thanks for reminding me.

  6. Hey Jenn Jenn, your half is coming up soon! I didn’t even know that you were training for one. Good luck. I’m putting together a video of my journey to my first half marathon, I should have it ready soon. I hope that it will give you some extra motivation. Like I always say, If I did it, I KNOW you can 🙂

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