While the rest of the nation is on the edge of their seats wondering what the results of the presidential election will be, I’m on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen to the election night pizza I’ve consumed.
Will it deposit somewhere on my hips or thighs, or find its ultimate fate in the great porcelain bowl when the day is out?
Who knows. I’ve been avoiding pizza since I have been getting real serious about taking off this weight. I’ve been figuratively shaking with fear and trepidation at the thought of what it could do to me and my poor waistline.
Tonight’s the night when I find out for sure, is pizza the enemy or can I occasionally partake of it without fearing the consequences afterwards.
I’ve tracked the slices I’ve had and since I don’t know specifically what this pizza’s nutrition facts are, I’ve tracked generously, just in case.
I’ve also decided to keep including some produce in today’s consumption, so at least I will be doing something somewhat healthy. That in mind, I’m not saying pizza’s unhealthy, because I don’t think that it is necessarily so. It depends on the pizza and it depends on the consumer.
I do think that healthy or not, pizza is a slippery slope though when it comes to weight-loss. It’s so easy to just have another slice. What harm will one more slice do? It’s just one.
But then one can soon become two or three, or even four extra slices. That melty cheese, it’s so delicious and so seductive.
Well, fortunately, I’ve tracked my slices already, so I know when to stop and that time has come and gone.
I have to deal with it. If I’ve done damage, I’ve already done it.
I worry about the sodium; it did taste salty. After all, I’m not salting foods any more for the most part, and I worry because it’s such a huge reminder of the diet of my past – pizza and chips, and whatever else would fit in my mouth.
It would be nice to make my peace with pizza - to not fear it as the enemy. If that could be done, there would be so much freedom in that. That’s not to say that I’ll start gorging on pizza, but a piece here or there won’t necessary send me into a panic if all goes well tonight.
What's left of election night pizza so far ... don't worry, it's pizza for everyone here, not just me!