Man I am going stir crazy! We have been snowed in for two days now. Well a day and a half. We got out last night and drove to town to check on the roads and they look a lot better now. I love that I am going back to work tomorrow! I am not good with days off. I was already going stir crazy by Tuesday afternoon to be honest. I was never more glad to have a treadmill than I was the past two days! I have kept it up my workouts, to the point that I am so sore and worn out that I am glad to have Thursday off for the first time in quite some time. I have really been pushing myself for the last week since my weigh in. I am determined to be either below 200 or so close that the next weigh in is below 200 no matter what!
So our stir craziness and trip to town wound up with us going to eat at our favorite little Mexican restaurant, La Fiesta. We have eaten here many times and we love the place. They serve some comida excellente mis amigos! (Like my bi-lingualism?) But, don't flip out on me thinking I have fallen off the wagon, cause I am about to reveal an NSV that I didn't even realize was an NSV until tonight, even though it has been going on for awhile now. I know that most Mexican restaurants offer their "meals", consisting of an entre, the rice and beans and prolly some guac or pico and some salad with sour cream. I don't order those anymore. It turns out, they have a la carte people! Guess who has ordered a la carte the last 5 or 6 times I have been there? Did you guess yet? Oh,that a be a me!! The last few times I ordered a beef taco and a side of pico de gallo. Last night I went for the fajita quesadilla and a side of pico de gallo. It was delicious and the whole thing I over guesstimated to be around 600 calories! I am also so proud that I have adopted the habit of 5 chips with salsa, rather than mindlessly eating them until the food gets to the table. It is huge for me to know I am there in my journey. I think that if I could share one thing with the people that are just getting started, it would be that although it is hard in the beginning, if you keep your focus, and really start sticking to your guns with the changes you want to make, it no longer is a struggle, it is how you live, and the challenge is taken out of it. I am not a skinny person, in fact, I will always be a fat guy. But I have taken on the habits that us fat guys have admired in skinny people for so long, and that makes me happy. 5 chips and salsa? not a challenge anymore, a habit. Ordering a la carte, just another day. But on the other side of the spectrum? Thanksgiving dinner, man I am stuffed. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you Jesus for all that food. Now back to the regularly scheduled program. As we all know, the Super Bowl is this weekend, and I am going to my friend Jason's house to watch the game and partake in a Super Bowl party which will include sausage balls and grilled hamburgers. And I will not listen to death metal and psyche myself up to "do battle" with my choices. I will go, I will enjoy in moderation, and I will wake up Monday and get right back on the treadmill, make all my usual food choices, and keep on keeping on, just like skinny folks do. So newbies, that is what you have to look forward to if you play this right. You keep climbing that hill, I will see you on the other side, okay?
Okay, this part is an edit added on after I posted above. I realized that I had not updated my ticker on the bottom for my last two weigh ins, so I went ahead and did that right quick like. I like the weight numbers obviously, but holy crap, I just saw my BMI starting and current numbers!! I started at a 45 and am now down to a 31? really? how frikkin' cool is that? I got a bit of an adrenaline rush when I saw that number! Holy smokes I am pumped!