Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I started out with good intentions. I prepared for the day with something desirable in the fridge. I passed on lunchtime dessert and carbs at a restaurant; I was proud of my restraint. I PREpared for dinner by eating a little before we left for the restaurant. But dinner; Oh dinner! The restaurant was serving a special Valentine's Day menu -- fixe prix -- and they were OUT of 2 of the 3 courses I was going to order (and even then I was passing on dessert!). So my choices were carbs, carbs, or carbs. Or I could ruin the evening by making a scene and leaving with dear hubby, but he didn't deserve that. So, I grinned and ate carbs. Oh, the meal was delicious - I haven't eaten anything so wonderful in a long time. But I was angry too. It wasn't worth going out of ketosis. It wasn't worth the cravings that have now started up again. It wasn't worth the 2 pounds that I gained. 2 lbs isn't much, but it is a THIRD of my loss to date. But sometimes you have to roll with the punches. It doesn't matter, I keep telling myself, HOW SLOWLY I lose the weight, as long as I DO lose it, and as long as I keep off what I lose. I'm in for the long haul -- the rest of my life! I can deal with this setback! It is nothing when you take the long view!