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another reason to look smokin'

October 16th, 2006 at 07:44 am

I've peeked at my high school reunion website off and on, and today's visit brought quite the surprise. My high school sweetheart is married to a classmate of mine and they have a child. Wow! Pretty surprising. Just another reason to look smokin' hot by next summer, if I choose to go to the reunion.

SO and I have been dieting for about a week now. We've fallen off the wagon a bit but are still doing really, really well. I am eating better now than I ever have in my life. Brown rice - yum! I had no idea it was so delicious. I prefer it instead of white rice now.

My primary reason to lose some weight, though, is not the potential ex-boyfriend encounter next summer. I have this vision of myself, lying on a warm Mexican beach, in a bikini - and my body looks significantly thinner than it does right now. I just have to keep that picture in mind. Baselle is a big motivator! Smile

I've managed to spend $200 worth of our grocery gift cards already - yikes!! Need to slow it down. Eating better is so much more expensive, but worth it. I've not had a bite of chocolate in 6 days (I feel like an addict, confessing!).

4 Responses to “another reason to look smokin'”

  1. jodi_m Says:

    DH and I did great on the South Beach diet last year - both losing about 20 pounds, but we too have fallen off the wagon. We are going to start watching our intake next week (after our annual Oktoberfest party!).
    I have found that I prefer whole wheat pasta (Healthy Harvest is great) to white pasta too - it's amazing how your tastes can change when you are exposed to new things. I'm still trying to get a taste for wheat bread after being raised on white (funny thing is, though - I can't eat white bread anymore either - so I eat very little sliced bread now).
    I found it helpful to indulge in a little very good, very dark chocolate now and then. It gave me enough sweetness to not have cravings, but isn't quite as bad for you as milk chocolate. Dark chocolate covered coffee beans kept me in line when I lost the weight - about 3 or 4 of them would satisfy my sweet tooth. Good luck!

  2. pjmama Says:

    There are so many tasty things to eat when you are dieting! Nonfat yogurt with nuts and high-fiber cereal is my favorite! Mmm. But you are right, it's so much more expensive! Good luck!

  3. Princessperky Says:

    Sounds like you are doing great!

  4. baselle Says:

    I'm so thrilled to be a motivator, even in cyberspace!

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