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.