It has been a busy week, and tonight is my weigh-in. I’ve done tons of cardio this week, in addition to weight training so I expect to show a decent loss. I’d really like to be at least 2 pounds down from last week so I can reach my goal by New Year’s. And I can honestly say that I’m doing what I can to make that happen.
Yesterday, my boyfriend and I took a little trip to Connecticut to see Robin Williams perform live. He was fantastic, as was the rest of the evening. We gambled and ate dinner…and I had the opportunity to eat fresh Krispy Kreme donuts. If you know me, you know how much I love KK. I can’t be bothered with other donuts most of the time, but this was a sticky situation for me.
I knew that each glazed donut was worth 5 WW points so I could definitely enjoy one. But how do you eat just one? Oh, right…I reminded myself that I would rather lose weight long term than eat donuts…even Krispy Kreme donuts. And as I was eating my single donut, my brain reassured me that the next bite would taste the same…and the bite after that…and the bite after that. So my last bite went into the garbage because I had enjoyed enough.
I am amazed that my desires and cravings have changed so much in the last 7 months. If you had asked me, in March, what my favorite food was I would have said buttermilk fried chicken. And, make no mistake, I still love it, but not enough to bother eating it regularly. It tastes sooo good, but losing weight feels sooooo much better than feeling bloated after eating fried chicken, loaded mashed potatoes and God knows what else…
So when a friend posted the question on twitter earlier, “When u hear: Let’s get something good to eat! What do you think of? Salad or chocolate? Oatmeal or cake? Broiled fish or full fat lasagna?” the first thing that came to mind for me was seared scallops. She didn’t believe me for whatever reason, but it was the truth regardless. And that is a big change from only 6 months ago.
I like chicken alfredo, but not enough to eat all of the fat and calories that it contains – at least not too often. And I like Krispy Kreme, but not enough to sabotage my weight loss efforts by eating several of them. And I like ribs…)you can take the girl out of Oklahoma, but you can’t take Oklahoma out of the girl.) Last night I could have ordered them at dinner, but I ordered chicken breast instead. I gave my piece of cornbread to my boyfriend and enjoyed the rest. And today, I’m still happy about that choice.
What makes you feel good? Do you find happiness in eating unhealthy foods? Or do you enjoy the benefits of eating well?
I’m off to go weigh in! 🙂