Healthy Eating Junk Food Weigh-In

Weighing In….

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 donutseven 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! 🙂

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  • Reply
    November 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Wow, that's such a tough one…I love good food, including KK donuts! Someday after the baby, I hope to find the kind of strength you have Kenlie! You are such an inspiration.

    Good luck tonight!

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    November 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Best of luck tonight!! 🙂

    I am proud of you for throwing out the last bite!!

    I still haven't managed to get to that point, but maybe someday…

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    November 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I recently found your blog through FMM and I am inspired by your journey. Keep going, we're rooting for you!

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    Deb Willbethin
    November 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Hmm, you seem to be rapidly achieving that "wants change" I referred to in my blog's post for today. Congratulations! I am convinced that is the key to weight loss success. And, I hope your weigh-in went well! Deb

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    Chrissy MacCEO
    November 20, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Mmmmm, Krispy Kremes!!! You have such POWER! There is no way I could say no to that last bite! YOU GO GIRL!!! Hope you had a big loss again this week!!

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    November 20, 2009 at 2:16 am

    You have much more restraint than I ever could exercise. Its easier to say no in the first place than to stop eating something. I've already written off the points so EVERY last bite is going in. I hope the scale was extremely kind to you tonight after such a feat!!

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    November 20, 2009 at 4:37 am

    I just have to comment: When you said "seared scallops" I said "amen". I'm not going through what you are in terms of losing weight and sticking too a sensible eating plan, but I am making smarter choices and a year ago my dream meal would have be chick-fil-a. Not only am I now eating better I am going for quality over quantity too. Are you finding that as well?

    I can't even remember how I found you blog, but I've been reading it for almost a month now and have really enjoyed it.

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