Faye Bryant

First Destination

As I head to bed, I wanted to share the news I got this morning. My initial goal was 160 and I’m four pounds from it.

About three months ago, I changed that to 150, but have held onto the thought of 160 being my “first” destination.

It’s exciting to have one’s destination in sight, like when on vacation and you see the sign for the exit for the place you’re going.

In an effort to be completely honest, I’ve been a little bummed the past week, because I was stalled. When this happens, I go back over the things I’ve eaten and ask what I’ve messed up. I need to stop that – thinking I’ve messed up. A stall is natural.

Tonight we had a family visit with us and we had breakfast for supper. I looked at the protein and added some to my plate. Then I made the informed choice to place part of a biscuit with a couple tablespoons of gravy on my plate.

That biscuit and gravy was scrumptious. I had two bites of it before I went back to focus on protein first. I had four bites of biscuit total and was thoroughly satisfied.

This new lifestyle requires thinking through my choices before diving into the food. I can have those treats once in a while, but if I want to reach that 150 destination, I have to think before I eat.