Monday, January 3, 2011

The 4 year Anniversary.

It has been exactly 4 years ago today that I crashed and rolled Brian's truck into a ditch. A patch of black ice swirled me across the opposite side of the Sheridan Highway. Luckily, no one hit me, I just hit the ditch and the truck came to rest on its right side. It took the firefighters 45 minutes to get me out of the truck. They had to cut the seatbelt to free me, and I remember falling into the arms of a man who weighed no more than 135 lbs. I can remember apologizing over and over to him because I felt so guilty for squishing him.

The reason I bring up this story is because that even though I thought just an hour before that I was going to die in a car wreck, I was still consumed with worry about my weight. I am sick of worrying about it, so now is the time to fix it and move on with my life.

The choices that we make every day about our health involve not only the food we eat, but the food that we say no to as well. For an overweight person, the urges to eat can evolve into hundreds of decisions a day. Deciding portions, what to eat, and when to stop, etc... it all gets a bit much sometimes. But it can be done and I am doing it.

Once I get my camera fixed, or buy a new one I will take photos of my progress, meals, and anything that I think will be helpful to me and you. I know I am not alone with this struggle and you can do it too!

It is early, but so far I have eaten:

1 slice toast
1 turkey sauage patty
1 hashbrown
1 8 oz water

Lunch will be grilled chicken and mixed veggie bowl. I buy the already grilled chicken patties, pop them into the microwave to heat. Then cook 1 bag of mixed steamable veggies (i like the one with asparagus, corn, carrots) Once they are all heated, I cut the chicken into bite size pieces, add salt, pepper, and butter spray to the veggies and mix all together. It is pretty tasty and helps me get in veggie requirements for the day.

I am planning in making homemade pizzas for dinner since I already have the ingredients in the pantry. I will make an all veggie one for me and B to eat with mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions and just count my points for 2 slices.

Still feeling positive and upbeat about this! I just hope it stays this easy. I have not let myself get hungry, and I have not it is nice to have control again to keep things in balance.


  1. Great job Katie. You know you can do this and I am always here for you!

  2. Have you read "Women, Food and God"? If not, I highly recommend it. As I am sure you realize,the weight problem is about much more than the actual food that you eat. The book was VERY eye opening for me. It might help you along this journey.

  3. Margie,
    I will be getting that at the library this week--thanks!

  4. I'm so glad you were okay!! Wow! Anyway, very much good luck on your journey. You can do it!! I chuckled about the cop thing. I can do that bc I so feel ya, girl. I do the same thing when my family tries to get me on their horses. I want to ride, but dang if I don't want to hurt those poor creatures backs. :o)

  5. LOL @ Kristy! I would NEVA get on a horse this big...That thing would buck my big butt off!!!