I ate a cupcake last night. A real, honest-to-goodness cupcake! It was beautiful. With frosting. Gluten-free. And S’mores flavored. And it was within my designated #noom plan calories. Imagine that!
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OMG! You can lose weight eating cupcakes!
Isn’t it pretty? And it was tasty too. 🙂
OK. I know Y’all have heard this before, but this #noom thing is the real deal! I am not only losing the weight, but I am a different person. I feel in control of my meals, my food, my cravings, for the first time ever…
Honestly, this is the new me. This person in control of her food. This woman in charge of her body. This gal on a mission. I. NEVER. THOUGHT. IT. WAS. POSSIBLE.
I gotta share with you the nitty gritty of it all.
So I started #noom seventy days ago. That is about ten weeks or two and a half months. And so far I’ve lost twelve pounds.
When I start to feel like twelve pounds is nothing,
I just imagine…
Even better… Did you know that your average cat weighs twelve pounds? You might be thinking… not any cat I’ve ever known because you had giant twenty-pound cats. But it’s true. On average.
But the best part of the whole thing?
I am learning how to lose weight eating cupcakes.
I mean really? Isn’t that what we all want to be able to do sometimes? Have a cupcake! No one wants to deprive themselves of things that are yummy in the name of weight loss for the rest of their life. That isn’t realistic.
I want to have a cupcake sometimes!
I am always telling the Warriors – Make Good Choices! Because isn’t that what life is about? What determines our path, or love, or passion, or outcome, EVERYTHING, is our choices. Am I right?
And what #noom has taught me is that I can eat whatever I want. I’m learning that sometimes I can plan for a tasty treat by having a smaller lunch. And sometimes it is just a matter of making the best choice possible in any given situation. But the honest reality is that I get to decide. I am in charge.
So with #noom I am learning to Make Good Choices. I am learning that I really enjoy a colorful chopped salad. I am learning that I’d rather eat a little less at dinner so I can have a glass of wine. I am learning that the more I walk, the more room there is in my calorie budget for a treat. I am learning that sometimes a dish of blueberries is a really yummy dessert. I am learning so much!
And you can too! You can lose a whole cat or even a small dog if you want to! And eat the cupcake!
One of the most important lessons that I’m learning is that there will be slips and slides and failures and poor choices that sometimes happen. They are just a natural part of this journey. They are part of my everyday life and they are going to happen sometimes. And it is OK. I can still lose weight eating cupcakes.
In the end, the truth is I am committed to succeeding.
I am committed to reaching my big scary weight goal.
I am committed to freeing myself up to enjoy the food.
I am committed to making good choices and eating the cupcake.
I am committed. One pound at a time.
I had a cupcake. And I lost 12 pounds!