South Beach Diet - It's the little things




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Schatzi
06-29-2005, 04:39 PM
Just wanted to share with you all Little Victories and Little Changes i noticed today..
Today we went to the movies to see War of the Worlds.. Usually I MUST have a large Popcorn, with XXX butter (Layered of course) and sometimes some MMS..

We stood in the refreshment line so that Ken (DH) could get a soda.. I was consumed with the smell of the Popcorn, and looking at the MMS like a fiend going thru withdrawal...

I said to Ken that I had to walk away ... and I thought OK you brought your water and nectarines , You planned for this, now stick to it.. and we walked into the theater...(YES, VICTORY !)...

I bounded up the stairs (HUH? WHA? ) full of energy... and Plopped into a seat (with ROOM TO SPARE... Again, hey whats going on here.. did they make the seats wider???)
As we watched all the "commercials" I gave myself a hug for ignoring the popcorn and reflected on how it felt to have a bounce in my step and actually be able to put my arms down to my side in the seat! As I did, I noticed that I actually had my legs TOTALLY crossed over..not resting myankle or calf on my other thigh... Small wonders ;) ...

I see this man and woman, the woman was very big, she labored up the steps, huff and puff, holding a large popcorn in one arm and a soda and candy in the other... She was wearing this shirt that said, some folks do Jane Fonda I do Sara Lee...(.like somesort of acknowledgement or defiance).They took the seats right in front of us... She struggled to get comfy ..and I just wanted to reach over , give her a hug and wish I could give her the SBD book... but of course I didn't... Then thought, There by the Grace of God go I...

What a difference a month or so makes... What a difference almost 20 poungs makes...!
:) :) Just had ta Share :goodvibes


CA85
06-29-2005, 04:43 PM
Good for you!:) It is the small things that make losing pounds such a victory.

Barb0522
06-29-2005, 04:48 PM
That's a great accomplishment. Congratulations!


Doss
06-29-2005, 04:50 PM
Congratulations!! That must be such a good feeling!

Sheba's Mom
06-29-2005, 05:45 PM
:bravo: Good for you!!! You go girl!!!! :cb: :cp:

Liliann
06-29-2005, 06:07 PM
Good for you of passing the popcorn... Great willpower and strength..Keep at it! :)

AmyMCGS
06-29-2005, 07:42 PM
Wtg!

Schatzi
06-30-2005, 10:03 AM
Thankyou Ladies, it is these little things that are keeping me motivated!
Hugs 2 U all

sarahyu
06-30-2005, 10:14 AM
YEAH! :cb: :woo:
It's a great feeling when you take up 1 seat comfortably. I measure my success by how many inches are left when I'm sitting on the bus.

Good job, keep up the good work with all that spring in your step :cheer:

Tammy70
06-30-2005, 10:19 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Ride the wave of that great feeling it will take you pretty far!!!!!!!!!!

freckledfrog
06-30-2005, 10:26 AM
Wtg!!!!

jenne1017
06-30-2005, 11:12 AM
This made me tear up, quite literally. Doesn't it just astound you to know how much you've changed, especially on days when you've been down on yourself...

PHinsUP!
06-30-2005, 11:18 AM
That is sooo AWESOME!!! I know how you feel, I wish I could encourage all the miserable looking overweight folks I see to try SB...they'd feel so much better!
I got a lump in my throat reading this too!
It DEFINATELY is the little victories that make us the most proud.
I put on my blue jeans a couple of days ago...and I could'nt believe how baggy they were on me now!!

Schatzi, give yourself a HUGE pat on the back...you've gained super strength!

LOVE2C135
06-30-2005, 11:51 AM
Schatzi, that's so great! I totally know the feeling. I had one of those last night. I went to lay down on the bed, on my back, just to watch some TV before actually going to bed, and as I layed by arms across the front of me, I felt MY HIPBONES! They really are there! They're not a myth! :lol:

Woo Hoo! and congratulations to you! :D

Kelster2
06-30-2005, 02:15 PM
WTG girl! :cb: