Don’t Give Up What You Want Most…

Don’t Give Up What You Want Most…

Part of my “Getting Back on Track” process — is juicing up the motivation to work hard at it again.    It’s the small decisions about food, that matter.  What did Weight Watchers teach us?  We make over 250+ decisions about food E.A.C.H. D.A.Y???  Wow.  Well — here we go….Decision 1 – Breakfast!!


Peter and I dropped our daughter Cait off for a Campus Shadow Day this morning, after having a family breakfast together…at….iHop 🙁

Oh Boy.  This first decision…..will be a doozy.  Actually, maybe it was decision #2 – cuz I ate a banana in the car on the way over.  Or was it decision #3?  cuz I told myself not to eat those peanut sitting on my mom’s kitchen counter.  Oh, and I thought about having coffee, but didn’t.  O.K, Denise LaMagna….I think I can see how those 250+ decisions a day add up.

Back to Breakfast.

At iHop.

What I really wanted…in that moment…was the Harvest Grain and Nut Pancakes.  With that giant mound of whipped melty butter…with a puddle of the sticky-finger-licking-good maple syrup.


I chose the Slim and Fit, or Fit and Trim, or Fit-In-Your-Bathing-Suit-Next-Year, two eggs and turkey bacon with a fruit cup.   Oh, I drooled over Peter’s Harvest Grain and Nut Pancakes  and Cait’s Strawberry Cheese Cake pancakes (yea – they exist)….but…the best part of breakfast…happened two hours later.

As I was sitting at my computer, logging in my points…that 7 ppv breakfast fit so nicely into my tracker.  My tummy was still feeling full.  It was easier to eat a healthy lunch, with an orange at lunchtime…..and best of all…..I had NOT sacrificed what I wanted most –> being fit and trim myself –> for a stack of barely memorable nutty-buddy-fuddy-duddy pancakes.

The lesson of the day was just how D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S it tastes to stay on track, and to keep moving toward what I want most…..instead of giving in to what I wanted in the moment.

Big SIGH.  Even Bigger SMILE!

Ciao for now…..Diane


About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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