Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Fried Green Tomatoes....mmmmm

Alright, I admit that I may have some food issues. I LOVE food. I have a relationship with it. I even sometimes think about my next meal while I am eating one. When I found out that most people do not feel the same, I was shocked!! Some people have said they can't remember ever having a great meal...I mean they remember the experience but not the actual flavors and textures of or smells of the food. I remember a seafood salad I had on the boardwalk in Los Angeles and a grilled Mahi Mahi sandwich off the coast of Santa Montica so vividly that my mouth begins to water every time....oh, by the way, that was eight years ago. Thats right....issues. My issues go as far back as I can remember so getting help seems to be the solution. So yesterday, after "my last meal " that consisted of two pieces of fried fish, two hush puppies, garlic mashed potatoes, two flash fried biscuits and a full order of fried green tomatoes with a thousand island dipping sauce, almost sick and wreaking of fast food grease, I waddled my bloated, fat booty into a local Weight Watchers meeting and joined. As I wiped the crumbs from the front of my shirt, I picked the plan that doesn't count points but allows you to eat from a selected list of good foods, called The Core Plan, but heres the KEY, you can eat as much as it takes to feel satisfied...from this list. No counting, no starving!!! I think I can do that. I am ready to try. I will have accountability with the meetings and the fact that alot my friends are doing it too. I will have a ticker up soon to let you know how I am doing. I will be going to Asia in October and I would like to be 25lbs lighter. It will be a fight, but I am willing to tough it out. Nothing, and I mean nothing in my life has been as hard to deal with as my weight issues. Please pray for a strong will and motivation if you think of it, as I will need it on a daily basis. Food has always been my comfort and in some ways the love of my life. I need to put that focus back on God , where it belongs. I don't think I have ever admitted that till now. L.


Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Oh sweetie...I love your last 2 sentences. Focus on God.
Thinking of how you feel when you eat will change your life. CORE is the best plan for this.
YOU WILL DO THIS..YOU WILL DO THIS...say that 25x every morning and back it up. BTGOG!

Trish ~CnJ's Mommy~ said...

You can do it Lisa!!! Even if Andrea goes scrapping this weekend ;)

That last meal sounds yummy...did you have to say what it was ... YUMMMM.

Good luck!!!

The Nicholsons said...

I'm in it with you girl...this is my biggest battle too. First week was tough...laying down my is where I run for comfort. The Lord is faithful though...He asked me to take this step of obedience and I'm just walking it out...following the plan. I've tried letting go of food on my own so many times before...this one is up to Him.

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Love you and praying for you!

P.S. apparently I can't blog on my own page, so I'll blog on yours...LOL

Lisa Allen said...

you can blog anywhere you want to Luci!! We are in it to win it!!

ericka said...

Girl you JOINED! I think that is so great Lisa... and great timing w/ A and P doing it. You must put the ticker up.

I remember good food too though... my other friend Lisa and I actually took a picture of the best meal we had while we were in San Francisco. And I remember this amazing salad I had in LA (yes, salad.... not typical for me to love a salad). And I remember the best clam chowder at a place called The Fish Market in DC.

Anyway... so proud of you Lisa. The Core Plan sounds like the way to go!

The Waters Family said...

Lisa--this is my struggle too-- It's like I "live" to Eat instead of eating to "live"! I'll pray for your success and for your will power-- AND after the WW CORE QUEEN & I get back from the scrapbook retreat which has the most fattening but delicious breakfast casseroles that I've ever had... perhaps it will be good timing for me to put up a ticker of my own!

Andrea said...
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Andrea B said...

Lisa...I am SOOO with you on this! Food has been a struggle my whole life and always will be! I just have to learn to make the right choices and have food in moderation. I KNOW you can do this! I'm in it with you. I've lost 70 pounds now and I know you can too! Let me know if you need any support or encouragement! Love you!
~Andrea Brooks

Lisa Allen said...

Thanks Andrea B. I know you have done so well, you look amazing but then again I always thought you looked amazing.....ily.

chavon said...

THIS IS AWESOME! i am excited for you. keep us updated. love you!