Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I vowed to myself to cut red meat and fried foods out of my diet. I haven't budged on the red meat at all. When eating out just about anywhere, it's easy to opt for chicken instead of beef. Fried foods however...
With back-to-school time looming just around the corner, and trying to manage getting things done that need to be done before we leave for vacation this Friday, my fried-food-less streak ended. I don't know why, but I was craving onion rings the other night. The past few days we've been running around non-stop, eating out here and there. I was doing really well making healthier choices until we went to Sonic. I was very thirsty and a Diet Cherry Limeade sounded fantastic. My son ordered his usual Chicken Strip Dinner and I refrained from getting a burger even though the smell of them was invading my nostrils, begging for entry into my stomach. I did order onion rings, however. I devoured them. They tasted great at first, but after just a few all I could taste was grease, oil and fat. I regretted eating them, of course, though I didn't get all bent out of shape over it. The very next night I did the same thing! After a long hot day of errands and then swimming at the neighborhood pool, the thought of an ice cold Diet Cherry Limeade lured me to Sonic again! This time, I ordered a vanilla cone in addition to another round of onion rings. I'm an addict! I need help! Seriously, I blame Sonic for the 20 pounds I gained while at University, as it was right around the corner!
Needless to say, I'm feeling a bit guilty and am afraid to get on the scale. I haven't been tracking the past few days. I wish I had been so I could have seen how horribly I'd been eating, even before the Sonic mishap. Why is it that we crave these terrible things?
I know I should carry healthy snacks with me to avoid binging on crap. I know I should keep water in my vehicle to avoid getting thirsty. There's no excuse for this non-sense!
I'm going to work out today, then go to the pool for some sun. That will make me feel better.
I will weigh-in the morning that I leave for vacation because I'll want to know if I gain any weight while I'm gone. I probably won't have internet access and so I won't be able to track unless I can get the tracker to work on my blackberry.