Thanksgiving is almost over. My phone did not ring one time today, and I am most thankful for that. It was an incredibly relaxing day!
My wife and I went to a family members house today for Thanksgiving dinner. When we got there, everyone was very worried that I would not have anything to eat. People worry about that a lot. It is super flattering, but it is my responsibility to decide the food options I can have. Take a look at the menu we had. Do you see that on the bottom, I have my own little exception menu. It was very kind, but I do not want anyone to go out of their way for me.
It is my job to go out of my way. I had two apples in my pocket, and I made this vegetable dish for the group (Really for me!). It was an assortment of red peppers, mushrooms, onions, carrots, and broccoli. I steamed it with a touch of vegetable broth, garlic, and salt. It came out really good!
And as I expected, no one else really ate it. They had cranberry sauce, and pecan pie, and other delicious foods. But I was more than content with vegetables, apples, and turkey. As a matter of fact, I ate a lot of it, so I was not hungry at all afterward. I actually felt like every other Thanksgiving dinner, stuffed.
After the meal, the topic of my weight loss came up. Most of the people at the house have not seen me since last Thanksgiving, when I was 420 pounds. They asked me if I was tempted by the food, and if I have struggled during the time of my new lifestyle, and if this was a phase.
The truthful answer to all of this was no. I really was not tempted by the food. I sat next to my wife, to remind me why I eat the way I do. I have not struggled, because I do see good results, and this is not a phase. I want to live my life like this. I enjoy it now!
Before we left, I heard the comment “Don’t get cocky. Don’t you dare get cocky! You have lost all of this weight, and you will slip up and ruin all your hard work if you are over confident. I care about you! Don’t get cocky”
The reason I am not cocky about it is because I think about this every minute of every day! I can not go back. I will not fail! I am confident about that.