Last April I decided I really wanted to lose weight! I was on my way. I lost 39 lbs by mid-July. I was excited. But then something happened. I plateaued. I got frustrated.
Then summer happened, and I used "vacation" as an excuse. And then Big-D had to go and tell me he thought I was "fine" the way I was, and he had to go and say that I wasn't fat, just a little "soft" and "who wants to hug a bag of bones anyway, right?" So, we all agree: Big-D is to blame, right?
Just kidding! Of course no one is to blame but myself. But I gained about 15 of those horrid, awful pounds back. I whined and complained about it. My jeans grew "tighter". Ugh! So, I decided to do what the experts suggest and keep a food diary. They say to write down when you eat, what you eat, and every time you FEEL like eating. This is supposed to help you "diagnose" trigger-points that invoke cravings. I decided I'd give it a shot. So, here is Day One of the "food journal".
7:00 am - woke up. got ready for work.
8:30 am - arrived at work. Starving. Wanted to make healthy whole-wheat toast. But first, had to warm up the Otis Spunkmyer Cookie Oven (yes. the cookies have their own oven) so we could make our daily cookies for clients. And you can't run the oven, the toaster and the microwave in our office at the same time, or you'll blow a fuse. Not my fault, right? and I WAS starving, and one little-bitty-blob of frozen cookie dough couldn't be that bad, right? Popped one in my mouth. yumm-o!
9:00 am - have aforementioned toast.
10:30 am - hungry. eat fat free yogurt. I like this brand, so it's all good.
12:30 pm - starved but in the middle of something and don't want to stop to heat up my soup for lunch. But hey! looky there! the candy basket is RIGHT THERE! Toss a few peanut butter kisses in my mouth.
1:00 pm - have tomato soup for lunch with whole wheat crackers. not so bad. pretty good actually. AND I bought the soup during a case lot sale, so it only ended up being like 20 cents for the can. score!
3:20 pm - leave work to pick up kids from school. Daughter gives me her cookie she saved all day just for me! Awww... how can I turn that down? I didn't want to break her heart.
4:00 pm - gosh! is it only 4 pm? Feels like it's almost dinner time, darn the whole daylight savings thing. I blame the early dusk for making me hungry. HAVE to have a bag of microwave popcorn to keep me tied over till din-din, right?
5:30 pm - making dinner. Mmmm...skillet enchiladas. Nibbling on Chips & salsa while I cook.
6:00 pm - dinner time! whoo-hoo! 2 enchiladas with sour cream, (low-fat of course).
8:00 pm - had to have a bowl of sweetened cereal to knock that mexi-flavored din-din outta my mouth. you know what I mean.
9:00 pm - looked over the day's food journal. Wow! I'm a pig! No wonder I am a fatty-fat-fat!
Oh - and I decided I HATE food Journals! I am not doing another page! I'd rather write "Put the food down! Step Away from the Fridge! Don't be a Fatty-Fat-Fat" on posters all over the kitchen instead. So there you have it. The truth hurts sometimes, doesn't it?
Before when I lost weight it was because I chewed gum. Even though I HATE chewing gum, I am going to go back to it. Chewing mint-flavored gum in between meals helps me not to eat the things I shouldn't.
That being said, I am taking liberties this holiday weekend with THREE DAYS OF BINGING (yes - you heard me) and then back on the wagon!
Or is it Off the Wagon? No. It's On the wagon- I just googled it. Anyone out there want to hop on the Bandwagon with me? hee hee! All right, I've carried this whole "wagon" metaphor a bit too far, haven't I?
Hope all of you have a Blessed and Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!