Monday, October 4, 2010

small victories!

It's been too long since I last posted - my life has been insane for the past week getting ready for and then having a garage sale and is finally back to normal! We did well even though we didn't have the best weather and even better, got to clean house a bit of things we don't need - including items in boxes still from when we moved in 5 1/2 years ago!

Unfortunately that also means that I haven't been to Jazzercise since last Wednesday. :( I walked Izzie about a mile 1 day. how pathetic!! I was exhausted just the same though from all the running around and moving boxes, so it really wasn't too terrible I suppose.

Anyway, I just wanted to write about small victories last week. I've been in control of our meals because I've been cooking everything, almost every meal, all the time for awhile now. I wasn't able to with the mess around my house and my parents and Aunt over helping get ready for the sale. The thought of ordering out or fast food had me a little panicked, but I had several small victories that have given me a newfound confidence in my ability to make good choices out in the 'real world' or decide to do something different than everyone else and it be okay.
  1. We went to Big Boys and while I watched everyone else order big boys and fries or onion rings, i did the soup and salad bar and enjoyed 2 bowls of cabbage soup and had just a few onion rings and fries of thad's/my dad's. didn't miss the big boy at all! 
  2. We went to Olive Garden and instead of getting eggplant parm that I love, I tried something new that was noted as a healthy item - a seafood dish in a delicious broth that I enjoyed immensely - AND I did not have the waitress add cheese AND I took 1/2 of it home!
  3. My parents got pizza for lunch one day. I ate 1 slice and 2 breadsticks and that was plenty for me. this is huge cause I've always loved pizza and one of my biggest issues always used to be overdoing it on something that I loved. it's been months since ive had pizza. 
  4. Yesterday they were heading out to get taco bell (which just sounds gross to me) and rather than get anything there I spent 10 minutes to whip up some quinoa with garlic, feta, spinach, red peppers and zucchini and felt so much more myself after days of not eating the foods im used to.


  1. That's dedication! WAY TO GO :)

  2. WooHoo Jackie!! Nice to see you back posting here. :)