Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chocolate vs vegetables?

First of all let me say, that today I am feeling much better. My neck and back are still sore but I am making sure to keep my anti-inflammatory meds in me, and ice on my neck when I can. I am very grateful that it wasn't any worse than that and in a day or so... I will head to my Physical Therapist who is a spine specialist and have her check everything out. She had just told me last week how well I was doing after being with her for a year and a half, and we were now only scheduling appointments on a need to basis! Now I believe we will be seeing each other a bit more regular again! Oh well, like I could have been worse, so I am counting my blessing.
After work today, I went to the store and while in there a lady in line spoke to me. Now that isn't unusual, I talk to everybody when I am in the store, but she started the conversation. She checked out when I did, and as we walked outside she began to tell me how nice I looked and then asked me if I have ever had healthy chocolates? I mentioned to her that I had been on Weight Watcher for 3 months and just hit my goal, and that I don't eat a lot of sweets at all. She then gave me her card and some chocolate and explained the type of chocolate it was and how many anti-oxidants it had in it. She also mentioned that she had recently lost 40 pounds just eating these chocolates! As I mentioned that I knew the importance of anti-oxidants but that I don't really eat a lot of chocolate, she then told me that you could eat just a few of these pieces of chocolates and they had more anti-oxidants than eating 20 vegetables. ( I had to laugh, for those of you who know me, I really like vegetables and actually way more than treats...yes even chocolates! So of all the people she could have maybe sold that chocolate to, too bad she ran into me.)
I guess I have always believed in the old saying..."NOTHING IS FREE IN LIFE" I don't want to eat chocolate instead of my vegetables and I don't want to lose weight just eating chocolate and not healthy foods and exercising. I am not saying the product isn't good, I just don't like anything that tells you don't have to exercise or change any habits ...just take this and it will magically make the pounds melt away!

Anyway, I am grateful that I have finally reached my goal and really hope I can continue this way of life. I feel better, like the idea that my clothes are now big on me instead of tight. Most of all I like how I feel about myself, that is a big one for me. That is one of my greatest trials in life, loving and accepting myself. Having my weigh down, literally helps me be more self confident and enjoying life more. So was it worth it? Absolutely yes! It is a healthy way of life and I am great for Weight Watchers and the program that taught that to me, life is much better. Now that is sweet!

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world." 

 "Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future."
"One definition of insanity is: Doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result." 

 "We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them."


Jean(ie) said...

Congrats on reaching your goal. Now the real work starts. you can do it!

Lynn said...

Thank you dear friend! Are you coming to Shop Hop?