Things are going well. last night My wife took my mid month picture for comparison later on. I have been taking a picture twice a month, so every 2 weeks and I am photo shopping them into one large picture that can be compared. the picture from Jan 6th and the one from Feb 18th when compared there is a big difference. I am very happy with my decision to take the pictures because honestly I can't see as much difference in myself as the pictures depict. all of my "normal sized" clothing is too big at this point as well. Monday while cooking dinner my wife came into the kitchen and said "wow honey your swimming in that shirt" and I had not noticed it really so I took a look in the mirror and to my surprise, I WAS swimming in it! and this is a shirt that before Jan I would wear normally. I have to admit that I feel like a kid on Christmas when I see things like that. the over all feeling is one of accomplishment.
I have some heavy gallon jugs (the ones that I get when I buy my Arizona Green tea) and have been brewing my own tea at home. what I have come up with is 3 tea bags in a gallon jug with hot water, I put the lid on it and let it brew for a couple hours and when its still hot I take 1 peeled tangerine and drop the slices into the bottle and let it cool, place that in the fridge to further cool and when I want some tea I can just pour a glass, add 1 tspn of honey and I have a lightly flavored tangerine green tea, which is actually very good. most times I don't even put the honey in, it has a very light clean taste to it.
onto the menu for the day.
1 beet egg 70
2 light wheat english muffins 200
2oz sliced tomato 10
1 tbsp Miracle whip 35
1 Dannon light yogurt 60
1 can Italian wedding soup (which I have to say WOW! to) 200
1 pear 120
1 boiled egg (beet egg) 70
2 Gortons fish fillets 340
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
3/4 cup mixed frozen veggies 60
crystal light 20
1 pat butter 35
Grand total of 1370 calories for the day, this has become a lifestyle for me, it is no longer a "diet" I don't crave sweets, I don't miss eating a huge bag of chips, I don't miss eating a huge dinner with a big glass of soda. I can honestly say this is how I will eat from now on. Brave words from a guy thats barely 50 days into a life time of change eh? it is honestly how I feel about it though and I can say that the only thing that I do miss is Milk, I would drink a lot of milk before I started this but I am not craving it so I guess I can only say I miss it because I like it so much. My wife has followed suite and is eating healthy and losing weight by my side and my children are learning good habits so that they will not have to deal with something like this when they grow up. I woke up today feeling Calm and at peace with this decision and as stated I feel no pull to the dark side any more. This will be success.