This was my plate today at the Holiday Inn, where we went for its Thanksgiving Day dinner. Add to this a pretty small dessert thing. Didn’t even go back for seconds. But I have to say I’m reminded again how much I like sweet potatoes. Should definitely eat them more often.
I’m attributing today’s burst of willpower to the Pilates classes I’ve been attending. Those are so hard that all I have to do when I’m tempted to eat too much is remember how impossible it is for me to do things like this, which I will never be able to do.
The Pilates and other things I’ve been doing are helping, I think. Several people have told me it looks like I’ve lost weight. And I have. But not that much — maybe 30 pounds in the past three months (and only about 10-12 since the weight-loss challenge I’m in started at the Muscatine Community Y.)
What’s amazing is how my clothes fit. I’ve started wearing jeans that are two and three sizes smaller than what I had been wearing. I’ve been wearing jackets I haven’t worn for at least the past 2-3 years. And that also makes it easier to not go hot wild at the Thanksgiving Day buffet.
Back to the Y tomorrow.