Monday, October 10, 2011
I have never written a blog before but I don't know where else to talk about this.
Spark has those Food Showdown emails where they compare two foods (mostly that I've never heard of) and tell you which one has the lower calorie count. They never say that neither choice is acceptable.
In some of the quizzes, there are questions like "which Halloween candy is better?" And the answer is supposed to be the lower calorie choice. My answer would be Neither. Or None Of Them.
I noticed a big box of Butterfingers at the grocery checkout this morning. I LOVE Butterfingers, but I haven't had one in years. Not even the teeny tiny one. I absolutely LOVE Reeses, and they are so pretty and enticing in the smaller "snack size" that is all dressed up in holiday colors. I haven't had one in years.
There is some kind of theory out there these days that you don't have to "give up the things you love" in order to lose weight. But it is so much easier to lose the weight if you don't eat them, the question is How? Instead of trying to figure out how to fit a Reeses in, I was taught to figure out what I could have instead and make it. WW cookbooks are full of alternatives (although nowadays they'd probably prefer that we buy their fancy products). I discovered that I could not eat some of the things I loved for years on end, AND SURVIVE!!
Of course, I only don't eat them One Day At A Time. Maybe I'll have one.....tomorrow. And all those tomorrows go by and turn into years. I don't remember what a Butterfinger or a Reeses even taste like, just that I love them. But I'm thin now, and that's why.
Maybe tomorrow. But maybe not. I really really like being thin, and I don't have to cast back in my memory to remember the joys of Thin.