Monday, November 9, 2009

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Breaking news:

Pixie practiced moderation!!!!!

Holy shit it was so momentous it took me 2 days to write about it!

Saturday night, my friend and I went to my very favoritest Mexican restaurant. You can read about it here in Ian's blog. Margaritas for 99 cents on Saturday don't forget. This dinner was followed by game night where there would be about 20-30 people all bringing snacks.

I asked Ian if he'd share my favorite meal with me. I didn't want to try to find something healthy, I wanted a smaller amount of what I really love. I knew if I got the flauta meal that I love, I'd eat it all. No ifs ands or buts. The meal consists of two flour tortillas filled with the most mouth watering, perfectly seasoned, finely ground beef that has ever passed my lips. They're tenderly rolled and deep fried until a golden brown. They go on a plate and are lovingly covered with a yummy sauce and then smothered in cheese and popped under the broiler to meld the tastes together. They're surrounded by refried beans also topped with cheese of course, yellow rice, sour cream, and guacamole. The tortilla chips and salsa that precede this love fest of eating are home made, hot, crispy and delightful...a party in my mouth. Don't even get me started on the 99 cent margaritas!!!

Ian graciously agreed to share my meal with me. This was a big consession on his part as he'd have never chosen my meal. What a sweetie!

There were chips left in the basket at the end of the meal. That was a first. There were even some beans and rice left on the plate. That's a huge accomplishment...heck if nobody is looking, I've been known to lick the darn plate! I was satisfied. Oh, I could have eaten the other flauta and all the chips and more beans and rice for sure. I didn't. That is the first time in my life I've done that. Maybe this old dog isn't too old to learn new tricks???

I went to game night following that. The snacks that people brought consisted of pretty much everything I love. Cheese and crackers, pretzels and dip, homemade cookies, brownies, huge bags of miniature candy bars, you name it, if it was yummy, it was there. I circled the counter like a vulture looking for the plumpest rabbit before the game playing started. I didn't touch, I just looked. I took a deep breath and told myself that I could have some pretzels (fat free don't ya know), and ONE yummy. I waited until the very end, just before leaving when everyone was cleaning up to choose my yummy. I may be old, but I'm not stupid. I knew if I ate a brownie, a homemade cookie, a miniature candy bar earlier, I'd tell myself I could have one more. I chose a strawberry cookie. A round ball with coconut and other good stuff in it. It was chewy and took 4 bites to finish. Ahhhhh satisfaction and a huge sense of accomplishment all in one!

I tracked everything I ate that day. I 'only' used 40 points. Could have had more. Can have a treat today now if I want. How freakin cool is that????

I think I hear angels singing! HALLELUJAH!!!

Tomorrow is my WI. I can't wait for the results!



  1. im soooo proud
    you did better than i could have ever done

  2. I love the idea of deciding on what you really love and just having a portion of it. I think that's a "real life" method of lifestyle change. You satisfied the craving and didn't miss out on a thing. Your weight loss has been phenomenal!

  3. OH Pixie, I am so proud! :) Splitting a meal, and avoiding all of the yumminess at the game night was AMAZING progress! WHOO HOOO! :) Can't wait to hear about WI tomorrow!

  4. Damn girl I'm proud of you! We're on this thing now aren't we?!

  5. How do you get 40 points and me 20??????
    And I struggled losing on 20 points....

  6. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me you had at least *one* 99 cent party in a glass.

  7. Good job. Never give up. Never surrender! ;-)

  8. *high fives* to moderation. i like it. no love it. <3 i love reading posts packed full of positives!