Sunday, August 26, 2012
I'm having an emotional day and really felt like a splurge but, as an insulin dependent diabetic, the splurge has to be within the parameters of my diet so I grabbed my iPad and went looking at the A & W page which is my favorite guilty pleasure other than chocolate. Turns out, a Whistle dog and a diet root beer float have 50 grams of carbs so once I've given my dog her large dollop of the ice cream, I'm right at 45 grams which is my normal lunchtime amount. It's 592 calories which is about 150 calories more than my normal lunch but the fish and salad I'm having for dinner are on the low end so it all evens out. Of course, the sodium is totally unacceptable but since it's such an infrequent detour from my new normal, I just enjoyed feeling like a kid again (A&W was my very first fast food and whistle dogs and root beer floats were my fave treats as a kid)
Before I decided to treat myself to good health, I would have only fed my emotions without regard to body and balance. Actually, before this journey, when I tried to lose weight, I kept myself to between 1000 & 1200 calories without understanding that less isn't better. Right now, Because of my exercise plan, my calorie goal is between 1400 & 1700 and I'm consistently losing a pound a week while feeling more than satisfied.
Mary Ann... Loving the journey!