So for these two days I ended up going dinner with my friend on Friday night and lunch with my family on Saturday. Oh how I dread this part of the journey. 🤦🏽♀️ I feel like every time I start, somebody wants to go somewhere, do something or celebrate something.
On Friday as I sat in the car and observed the beautiful scenery of the western end of my island, I can't help but wonder, "what should I do about food this evening at Banana Keet?" Maybe I should say I ate already..... nah, perhaps I should say I just started my weightloss journey for the umpteenth time.... 🙅🏽Nope not happening am not about to get tackled tonight with the usual.... "you said that last time"!
"We are here!", my friend said as am pulled back into reality. And my, what a beautiful view! It has been a while since I've been to Banana Keet, since the storm I believed. They have certainly made a come back!
Down the stairs we go, as we tackle our first task, setting up the birthday table. We had a little issue at first but quickly got it ironed out and it turned out to be beautiful. Okay back to weightloss!
So we sat and had dinner and I opt to share salt fish fritters with everyone (I ended up having two small balls) and ordered a coconut rum shrimp with mash (which turned out to be a very small small serving) with steam vegetables with a glass of water. I had a wonderful time Friday night with my friend her daughter and my son. The kids had an amazing time and it felt wonderful to live a little. I even had two small victory ...1. the first pic I took that I actually love and it's at my heaviest, (I hated to take pics) self love trumps all. 2. I made myself happy, I didn't get depressed or discouraged about enjoying dinner! Make your weight loss journey about improving your mind and mental health and the physical will follow.
Life is about creating memories...
Started out as usual and I did well with my eating. However I quickly realized that I didn't have a plan for lunch ..... because I was busy running errands in town. At the end of it all it was 3'oclock in the afternoon and I only had breakfast and a snack.
Here comes hubby with the request for a family lunch date, oh no I thought to myself I wouldn't be able to do this, its definitely too much (especially after dinner last night). Anyways I said okay and we headed to Nanny Cay beach bar. I ordered a chicken sandwich which was great and my hubby and son got the infamous peg leg burger. It was an amazing day and the Ambience was that cool beach vibe.
As I reflect on prior weightloss success I had in the past, I realized that I wasn't afraid to live ....because celebrations, family and friends are all apart of life. I just started my journey and I want it to be a successful one. This is week one I got in 4 days of exercise.... I have definitely cut all sugary drinks out my diet, I have cleaned up my eating and include a last meal time of 7:30pm. Now I'll adding a stop time for carbs at 3pm.
I am proud of myself... the week is almost done and I've made a change in my life! Am holding myself accountable with my blogs eating, water intake and exercise Consistency determination are all keys to success. Of course I have room for improvement, which will come as I progress in my journey. I choose to take it one day, week, month at a time.
So just live a little.