Birthday Dinner and The Diet

Tomorrow (or maybe today now) is my father-in-law's birthday. My mother-in-law is currently out-of-town, so my wife was going to invite him over for dinner and make him two of his favorite things: Fettuccine Alfredo and Cherry Pie. Um, those are a couple of my favorite things too. Is this a birthday present for me, too? 🙂 (Nope, my birthday isn't until July)

This is where the "eat what you want" diet has been such a wonderful thing. I can have some of that and not feel the least bit guilty about it. I can have enough that I will be satisfied, or at the very least not hungry. I will eat it slowly and deliberately. I will enjoy it tremendously, hopefully not to the point of eating to excess.

Speaking of the diet, I seem to be making some slow progress towards my goal. I am getting better at choosing the right portion sizes to eat and I am generally not cleaning my plate. I am doing visualizations to "see" where it is I want to be at the end of this process. For the first time in a while, I weigh below 260 lbs. I am noticing some small changes in my body shape. While I'd like to see quicker results, I am happy with the results I am seeing so far.