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Disneyland Amazement & Slipping Up...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

*The video is nothing interesting, the poor lady didn't know how to work my camera, so Snow White and I were just kinda chillin' and started to laugh. She was such a trooper and so patient! It just shows how dang cute we are* emoticon

What do you think are the odds of the Fairy Godmother can help me out with the last 30 pounds?

Okay now down to business: emoticon

Do you ever go somewhere with the BEST of intentions only to have it blow up in your face?! LOL That is what happened to me this fine Wednesday. I had a burger for lunch, and ate the bread and french fries. For dinner we had soup/salad but I had croutons, and some mac and cheese and a small piece of pizza. Now normally it's not a big deal... and a night out is no big thing, but it was supposed to be day 20 out of 21 on my sugar detox. Fluffy carbs and starches were not part of the program so I blew it big time. So I am holding myself accountable, because it's how I roll. emoticon But I refuse to beat myself up over it. I am human, and in a perfect world I wouldn't have gone to Disneyland until day 22, but that's not how life works. ;)

So I accept it, but I also have to realize this:

I did NOT drink soda. Part of me thought "well you already slipped, why not have soda?" I shut that thought down RIGHT away.

I did NOT have dessert although it was available as part of the meal, they had brownies, frozen yogurt etc. NONE for me. So I am still sweet/pastry/candy free which was the biggest thing I wanted to stick to!

It was all you can eat at dinner and I did not stuff myself full of food.

And the best part of all, I had an AMAZING day at Disneyland!

I wore my Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo shirt that I bought 10 years ago, and could only recently wear it again. I had compliments from 3 employees on the shirt, as well as Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother herself. I know this might sound silly to many of you, and I am going to be 29 next month... but it's fun. There is so much going on in our lives, work, family, etc... not to mention all the things going on in the world... so if I can go to Disneyland and act like a kid once in a while, I don't see any harm. ;) I spent so many years on the sidelines afraid to go anywhere with a lot of walking, or specifically to a theme park because I was afraid of not fitting in the seats. And I would never run around taking photos and having a great time... but this the new me!

I am so much more confident, I am not afraid to be silly, I am not worried about what anyone is thinking. I have no shame asking Minnie Mouse or Daisy Duck if we can hold hands and pose like BFF's. My uncle apparently had NO SHAME asking to stand next to Jasmine and let's just say Aladdin & Jasmine were both not pleased by this! emoticon

So today was one of the best days ever. Did I strike out as far as my Sugar Detox is concerned (for today)... SURE but in the grand scheme of life I still think it was a win for so many other reasons. I will still continue on with my plans moving forward and not let this turn into me going off the deep end. I will say I didn't crave any of the stuff, it's just what we ate. I also realized I didn't really miss the things that I was eating and I didn't go crazy eating them. So that shows I am not feeling deprived and that is a wonderful thing.

I have 2903920 photos from that day, I just couldn't help it! I can't wait to shrink even more!

Here's a link to the whole shebang (that sometimes work and sometimes doesn't):

^Uncle alert!

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  • MALAMI518
    You did a great job! You held yourself accountable for the missteps and didn't let them slide you into the Pit of Despair.

    I want to go to Disneyland with you! I really want to go to Disneyland, but it looks like it would be even more fun with you! Keep being a kid at heart!
    1764 days ago
    I totally think Disney should pay you for all the promotion you give them on your blog! emoticon You are really getting good at the poses - maybe they would let you be a "character for a day"?
    1769 days ago
    LOL I saw the "NICE" comment. Anyway! I'm so happy for you. You look great! I think it's nice that you have pictures you can look back on and see the mirror change. Like now. Look at you! You're just melting away. And you look happy!
    In 270 you look like you didn't even want to be there, now look at you. You look like you own the park. LOL! I'm just over the moon happy for you.

    1769 days ago
    I'm glad to see you got to meet Pluto again! And you saw Tiana and Minnie - my favorites!

    I'm going to be 29 next week, and I still run around Disneyland like I'm two years old, so don't worry about a thing! I love the shirt and I love how happy you look!
    1770 days ago
  • MELLO63
    And a good day was had for all.... God bless! emoticon
    1770 days ago
  • KIM22211
    cracking up at the video!!! It must have been my mom that was doing it!
    1770 days ago
    You look like you're having a blast, so I'm very happy for you! Love the shirt, love the ears...so cute!! I'm also kinda jealous because you can tell it's not crowded there!!!

    I think you can call the 21 day detox a success. You learned you have so much will power, and you've learned that you can do without soda, candy, and anything else you choose not to eat.


    1770 days ago
    Stephanie, I love your smile in these pictures! I'm glad you had another great day at Disneyland!
    1770 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Great pictures! You're doing great! Keep it up!!
    1770 days ago
    You look so happy!! I bet you had a blast! The transformation is amazing! You rock keep it up girl! And yes we are human, we will have days that are not so hot,just don't give up!
    1770 days ago
  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    What a FUN day for you! I can see your JOY in every picture. What a progression of photos, you have really come a long way. Sugar Detox has taight you some things about yourself. I'm glad you can face reality and move ahead!
    1770 days ago
    great pictures, and we should all remember to be kids once in a while!
    Hugs, Gail
    1770 days ago
    Disney World is my favorite, but now I live closer to Disneyland. Fantastic wherever - and so are you!
    1770 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    Glad you had a great time. Love your pictures! Keep that good attitude.

    Thanks for sharing - I wish I was there. emoticon
    1770 days ago
  • GINGKO711
    Sounds like you lost weight in time to *really* enjoy your time at the park, and get the absolute most out of your time there!
    1770 days ago
  • AJB121299
    1770 days ago
  • VEG954
    1771 days ago
    Glad you were stalwart and had a good time.
    1771 days ago
    You make me want to go to Disneyland so bad! I've never had the opportunity to go and your pics make me SO jealous! :) I'm glad you had a great time and good job on no candy/sweets/ or soda!
    1771 days ago
    I'd say it was a successful day. ou learned thatyou survived and you weren't PERFECT! Hurray!

    Love the pics, love the vlog.

    1771 days ago
    1771 days ago
    Looks like a great day! So glad you had fun and moderated your "oops" moments. Things happen and you are handling it well. Remember that for the next time!
    1771 days ago
    Glad to hear Stephanie my dear friend that you did not beat yourself up and
    are holding yourself accountable is emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing the photos! emoticon
    1771 days ago
    aw you are making me so excited for Disneyland! Still 3 months to go for me (too long) lol
    You did great not giving in to the soda and sweets! emoticon
    and I bet you got a killer amount of walking in too!
    I love that your uncle gets into the disney spirit too! I don't care what people think of me, if I'm spending my money on disneyland I'm gonna act like a kid and have fun!! lol.
    Have a great strong week! emoticon
    1771 days ago
  • FLGIRL1234
    What a winning attitude by not beating yourself up and just keep on going! emoticon
    1771 days ago
    You GO Girl!!!!!! Awesome pics and your winning smile makes me smile right back at the monitor!! You have not only done so well on the weight loss but enough can't be said about your attitude adjustment! Look how much clearer you see yourself! It's not ALL WRONG/EPIC FAILURE. You are now able to see all things that you are doing right!!! And one day out of 21 is just that -- one day. Actually, not even that even that -- just part of one day! I just love the pics that you post and your smile says it all! Here's a warning: If I ever get back to Disneyland again -- I'll be calling you to meet me so we can share all that fun together!! I know already it would be a blast!!! emoticon emoticon
    1771 days ago
    I loved all the pictures even the "uncle". You look so darn cute with all the characters!! Woo Hoo you! Stephanie you did just fine yesterday. Keep it up girl! emoticon
    1771 days ago
    What awesome photos!!!
    1771 days ago
    If I'd managed to decline dessert when it was included in the price of the meal, I'd consider that a MAJOR victory, so emoticon
    1771 days ago
    As I said yesterday - no matter what you eat, you had fun! It ok am noticing that my usual reticence in being in photos is relaxing - I'm actually in a few from my Africa trip!

    you already know the key to all this. Don't beat yourself up, get back on track right away and forget the food part, savor in what a great day you had with people who care about you. emoticon
    1771 days ago
  • NIMIRRA137
    I love love love the difference in your face and your SMILE in the pictures from when you were heavier to now. Not only do you look great physically, you look happy. I'm so glad you're happy now.

    Don't beat yourself up for going a bit overboard on the starches. It's not every day you can go to Disneyland and I'm sure you did a lot of walking to burn off some of that. When I was at Universal Studios on my honeymoon last fall, I ate burgers, fries and had soda too. I came home weighing the same because I walked a gazillion miles around the park.

    Keep up the great work. emoticon
    1771 days ago
    You are doing great! emoticon emoticon
    1771 days ago
  • no profile photo DUMBBELLE84
    You look SO happy and confident. I'm so proud of you :)
    1771 days ago
    Such a difference!!! And you found Pluto again!
    1771 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I love your pics!! did you get chance to go into any attractions??You celebrity you???!! I want to go back to Disneyworld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As far as your carbs, why not do a carb detox OR try one carb day or two carb days..
    you have done great so far..you know what plan will work for you..??
    1771 days ago
    You are almost too cute! Looks like you had a great time!
    1771 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I love Disney World.
    1771 days ago
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