For the past five days, the scale has read 160 each morning. This is the first time that I can ever remember the scale reading the same weight for more than two days in a row. I am still flying high from reaching my goal weight and I know that I am close to hitting a solid plateau. Running Without a Watch has brought a peacefulness to my life that I have never before experienced.
While I still run on most days, I don’t stress anymore when I miss a day. I continue to eat in a healthy manner, which includes allowing for the occasional outing to a restaurant or carry out. The other day, when we ordered pizza, I ate two slices and felt satisfied, instead of my usual four or five.
Today at work, we had the October birthday celebrations. While my co-workers ate cake, candy bars and chocolate milk, I politely declined. It wasn’t even a big deal; the food just didn’t appeal to me. If they had served some chocolate cheese cake, now that would have been a different story!
For the first time in my life, I feel in control. Rather than letting food control me, I am controlling the food.