Wake up with determination...go to bed with satisfaction.
Yesterday, at the Care Center, the Dietitian came in to talk to me. She had my weight listed, and thought there was an error. The weight listed from a year ago at the hospital was 117 pounds more than what was listed on my chart now.
She asked me how they got that wrong, and I said to her, what makes you think it is wrong? She said, what do you mean? I said, it looks like I have lost 117 pounds in a year, and I have.
She was pretty surprised, and smiled at me, and said, OK, how did you do that? I told her about Spark, about changing the way I look at food, and how I am a different person than I was when I went in for surgery a year ago.
As she was talking to me, my lunch came in from the cafe. I had ordered some soup, and some fresh fruit and yogurt. She looked at it, and said, "that's a great lunch". I said, it is, but my only disappointment here is that you don't have ingredients listed on your menu, nor do you have calories and fat content listed. She told me she was working on it, and hoped to have that fixed this year. She also told me that there were a lot of people that worked here that didn't want calories listed on the menu.
I told her that I knew why. She waited, and I said, everything here is made with butter. You can taste it. Obviously it makes things taste richer, but doesn't make them good for you. Mabye people don't want to know, but they SHOULD want to know.
She agreed, congratulated me on my effort this year, and said "if everyone ordered the lunch you did, I would be out of a job". I said, I would bet that very few people order the lunch I did, and you will never be out of a job, as long as people go on diets, and don't change their outlook on food, and not care about having butter in everything they eat.
By the way, the cafe is VERY good about not using butter on things I order. I talked to them after the first meal, and said that I was on a calorie restricted diet (they assumed it was Doctor ordered...not ME ordered!!), and have been great about fixing things with no or little fat.
The food is great. It is great, even without the butter.
After seeing the reaction from the Dietician yesterday, and remembering all that I have accomplished this year, I am working even harder today on getting my knee working again. I have had tougher tasks to accomplish than one measley knee, and found ways to be successful. I will do that again, and cannot wait to get back to my regular exercise program.
I WILL wake up with determination, and go to bed with satisfaction, that I have worked as hard as I can to get the heck out of here!!