First off I would like to Thank EVERYONE! The support and comments on weight loss are very important to me. They keep me going. I'm currently about 1/2 way to my goal for Mount Mitchell. I have a little over 12 weeks left. I almost want to change my goal to a lower number. But I am afraid that the next 15 pounds will be tougher... and may take longer, having more ups and downs along the way. As long as there are more downs than ups... I'm fine with it.
Thinking about the last 3 weeks.... I really haven't been tempted too much... I have had my moments falling off the wagon. Eating 2 servings of ice cream at one sitting.. candy.. doritos... but I logged everyone of them. But overall the change hasn't been that bad.
Now I do not eat out much, and I really don't like to now. I find it easier to control the food (quantity, quality, and its handling) if I eat at home. It may not be as easy, and I am now constantly on a mission to find a new great meal to eat that everyone will like. But the biggest things I have noticed is that Freddy, my 10 year old son, is recognizing the change. He is starting to be aware of things he eats. That alone is great to me. If I can make a change in my life that Freddy will incorparate into his life - that is priceless. I can see now that everything I do influnences him, and it helps me to be better.
The other thing I noticed since cooking more for myself instead of being out to eat - I have been less sick. I don't know if it is the processed food not being optimal for my body? The cleanilyness of how it was prepared? The health and cleanilyness of the food prep people? Or what - but I feel way better eating at home.
That's the update... biggest thing - THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!