Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning and Daylight Donuts

Good Monday morning to one and all.  This early morning I awoke when little Clayton decided to tromp on my bladder filled belly.   His was full too and it was time for his breakfast, before 5 am!  Finally, I moved my feet to the floor and the bathroom to empty and put on the work out clothes.  I really, really didn't want to workout but I must.  Sometimes it is such a struggle to make my mind do what I know is good for me.  Really, if I didn't work out like I have been for several years now I would still be nearly 300 pounds and unable to walk or breathe.  I know I don't look like I've lost much but trust me I have.  It is such a battle in myself, daily to not eat stuff I know is not good for me.  This morning as I was driving home after a 2 mile walk on the treadmill I passed the Daylight Donut shop and remembered fondly the taste and smell of a freshly baked Daylight Donut.  I also remember that I will probably never taste that again and really after sweating this morning I know I don't want to.  I must continue on my quest to be healthier.  I love food, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE FOOD!  I have changed my eating habits so much in the past few years but not enough that the rest of the weight is falling off but I will continue on the path I have chosen, slow may it be. 
At least I think I've put a big dent in the double chin! 
Don't get me wrong.  I may try to not eat the donuts but it will be a struggle.  A battle I will fight for the rest of my life.  I was tiny in high school, a size 1 or 3 but I also did not eat.  I lived on Dr. Pepper.  Not healthy.  Now I have given up diet pop, fried foods, chips, etc...you know the drill, but that is not to say that I don't have them occasionally.  It is just that I don't condemn myself if I do.  The donuts would be real easy if one of the salesmen that call at the office would not bring them in to tease me.  That is hard and I don't always win that battle.  Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk..... 

7 comments:

Flea said...

Congratulations! I'm mightily impressed! Your before and after photos are stunning.

Oz Girl said...

Popped over from Sarah's blog (Brit Gal in the USA).... you go girl! You look fantastic, and YES I CAN tell that you've lost weight - a huge difference in your before and after photos. How mean of that salesman to tempt you like that. Grrrrr.

Kudos to you, and have a great week! :)

Analisa said...

Ok I popped over from Tender Graces and was lured by the word donut...I too am a food lover. Weigh too much and feel it. I too have began to workout and resist eating things I shouldn't. I looked at the pic you posted and thought she is writing about a friend. I didn't know it was the same person until I finished reading the blog. You are doing fabulous keep celebrating that. It shows not just in the chin but cheeks too and I am sure over your whole body. You inspire me!!!

♥Georgie♥ said...

you look amazing! nuff said!!!

Beth said...

You look amazing and I am VERY impressed! I'm starting over again after losing 190 a few years ago and then putting it back on. Nothing I indulged in was worth the price that I am paying today but it is so hard to recognize that in the moment!

carma said...

you look fantastic - it is quite a transformation - don't sell yourself short..I have a big weakness for all things "carb related" - I know it is difficult to resist the urge...

♥Kathy♥ said...

What can I add but wow. You have inspired me to keep going on my diet. I've got no choice in losing weight. I am setting at a high heart attack risk now. You look great. =)