Monday, October 4, 2010

Turkeys and Jelly Bellys

I had an AWESOME day yesterday. I got to hang out with my writer buddy, Turkey Girl, and her gaggle of Turkeys. We met at the Jelly Belly Factory, had lunch, toured the factory, and got our children to eat gross flavored jelly beans!

Now, the old Lisa, surrounded by delicious candy and food would have eaten my (then) weight in sugar and goodies. But the new healthier Lisa, while having some candy and ice cream, didn't go overboard! I had a salad for lunch because I knew I was going to have some jelly beans. We had lunch at the Jelly Belly Cafe. I got an Oriental Chicken Salad that was to die for. It was super delicious. I only ate half the dressing and all the salad. It was great!!

On the tour of the Jelly Belly factory we got to sample some new flavors. I had them. They also had a tasting bar with pretty much every flavor bean the have. The old Lisa would have had several of each. The new Lisa picked a couple flavors to try and that was it. We got a packet of Jelly Belly's for touring. The husband and I split some and didn't even finish the bag.

Then 3ft wanted some ice cream. He chose Cotton Candy. Then Mr. Grumpybutt, the husband, and I split a kid's cone of Cookie Dough. I didn't even eat a third of it, I don't think. The old Lisa wouldn't have shared a cone. She would've wanted one all to herself. And when 3ft didn't finish his kid's cone, the old Lisa would've eaten that too. The new Lisa just threw the unfinished ice cream and cone away.

I'm amazed at how far I've come since mid May. How much weight I've lost. How I approach nutrition and portion control. How I can be turned loose in a Jelly Bean Factory and not eat everything in sight. I'm really proud of myself and how well I've been doing.

The most important thing: I felt NORMAL! I felt like a normal person hanging out with her friends, having a great time, and sure sampling the goodies. I didn't feel guilty. I didn't feel like I was cheating on anything. I balanced out the little splurges with my other meals.

I might've had a few more calories yesterday than usual as I had a little bit of candy and a few licks of ice cream. But the difference is: I didn't go crazy. I didn't say, "Screw it" the day is a failure and I might as well "enjoy" it and eat everything in sight. I really am enjoying a healthy LIFEstyle not a diet and that feels REALLY good!

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - a bunch of walking and carrying Mr. Grumpybutt around (we forgot his stroller)

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 118

Only Water - Day 113

Total Pounds Lost - 43.9

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Granola Bar
Lunch - Oriental Chicken Salad w/ half dressing
Mid-Afternoon Snack -a few jelly belly beans, and a little ice cream
Dinner - Ham sandwich, carrots and hummus, and apple chips


Turkey girl said...

I think I found all of your extra sugar calories in my bag of black jelly beans!! Its a good thing you weren't with us in Davis. I had a smoked Tofu sandwich AND a chocolate milkshake. Guess who's hitting the treadmill this week? Yep!

Lisa Dovichi said...

Oh that sounds delicious!!! I actually like tofu! :D

I got a black jelly bean in my free sample bag! :D I thought of you when I ate it. Well, *snicker* you and REAGAN!!!! *laughing hysterically*

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Ew. Black jelly beans? Ew.

Sounds like a great day and I'm so proud of you for living life, instead of worrying about it all the time. That's such a big step!

Lisa Dovichi said...

Hooey, it's so liberating to not let food be in control. I feel more free now than when I did yo-yo dieting (which I'm guilty of) or when I just ate whatever and gained a ton of weight (the self loathing was an enormous weight).