Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I wish I could say I was half way to my goal, but that isn't where I am going with this. I am halfway there as far as making low carb a way of life eating plan. Depending on the day, I look at it as a glass half empty or glass half full deal. I try to stay optimistic as I have learned that life throws you too many serious curve balls and this is but a small hurdle within the bigger picture.
The glass half full side of me is happy that I have adapted my low carb eating on days when I am home or working. And even out to dinner if we are not celebrating some fun, gotta-get-dessert occasion. All good right?
Well, not so fast! The glass half empty side of me still can't stick with this plan on special occasions or when I am away for the weekend or, at my lowest points, even when I am out to dinner. I start out well......eating low carb the whole day and then....BOOM.....the whole family is getting ice cream or......BOOM.....we're celebrating a birthday at a restaurant and the waitress brings this heavenly looking, carb-laden dessert and 5 spoons. I gotta try just a little.....then a little more.....then just another tiny bite...well, you get the picture.
It is easier at home as I can prepare a sweet, low carb treat for myself on these special occasions, but away from home. Yikes! And the real kicker is, I "treated" myself 4 times in the last 4 days and only one, yes ONE, of those treats was actually really worth it.
Some may say don't worry about an occasional treat. Just enjoy it. The problem there is then the 3 pound loss I had comes back in a day (I know impossible based on calories, but believe me it is there) and it takes another week to get back to where I was........and then there is another temptation and before I know it this same 3 pounds keeps going, coming, going, coming.....and I can't get it off for good or move the scale further down to reach my goal. :-(
Bottom line, is I have a ways to go and some more tricks to learn. But this old gal is dusting herself off, looking at a glass half full and moving forward. A regular day today, so it will be a great one! :-)