Okay, so I've been doing this for 2 1/2 weeks and have lost 8 pounds I've worked out every day this week and have been staying active and changing up my routine to be sure I don't get bored. I'm cooking recipes that I am finding here and eating lots of fruits and veggies and basically working to stick to the program.
Tonight my friend Ken took me out for a belated bday dinner to the Cheesecake Bistro. The name says it all. I felt like Willy Wonka when I stepped into the place and saw the display of cheesecake---the snozzberries taste like snozzberries go ahead. Now out of all desserts my fave is cheesecake. Make it a chocolate cheesecake and I'm putty in your hands.
So we got a table and we decided to split an appetizer of spinach and artichoke dip which was good. Then the entrée I had was Crawfish Ravioli with a spicy cream sauce. And YES I know cream is bad but I used the very minimum of it and ate maybe not even a quarter of the main course. Then we get to dessert which I buckled under pressure and got Killed By Chocolate cheesecake and ate half of it.
Now I wasn't planning to eat allllll of that but GAWD it was good. It was like coming home...
Now for the But...and there is a BUT....I'm not going back to that all the time or often. It was for my bday and I had a wonderful time. But I know if I want to be able to look in the mirror and recognize the girl I used to be and not the person who ate her lol I have to stay strong.
But why the heck does bad food look and taste so good?
And compare them to foods that are good for you...
It's like this conspiracy from the powers that be to get us fat. I constantly hear that little voice in my head saying "that ***** can eat a whole pizza and doesn't gain a freakin' pound???? Where's the justice?"
And another thing...How about food costs? The canned veggies with almost no nutrients are cheaper than fresh veggies and fruits a lot of times. That's just one example. BUt you get the point...it's like the odds are stacked against us.
Now this is not me giving up. Not one tiny bit. If there is one thing that I have figured out about myself is that I'm stronger than I thought I was. I can and am saying no to things I never thought about before and I'm working out and pushing myself physically.
So yes, today may have been a cheat day...for lack of a better term....a rebellion even....but I will have many more battles through the weeks, months and even years and I will meet each one with determination and persistence and resolve.
So I will leave you with this quote that I found...
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Hugs to all!