While the rest of the nation is on the edge of their seats wondering what the results of the presidential election will be, Iím on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen to the election night pizza Iíve 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. Iíve been avoiding pizza since I have been getting real serious about taking off this weight. Iíve been figuratively shaking with fear and trepidation at the thought of what it could do to me and my poor waistline.
Tonightís the night when I find out for sure, is pizza the enemy or can I occasionally partake of it without fearing the consequences afterwards.
Iíve tracked the slices Iíve had and since I donít know specifically what this pizzaís nutrition facts are, Iíve tracked generously, just in case.
Iíve also decided to keep including some produce in todayís consumption, so at least I will be doing something somewhat healthy. That in mind, Iím not saying pizzaís unhealthy, because I donít 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. Itís so easy to just have another slice. What harm will one more slice do? Itís just one.
But then one can soon become two or three, or even four extra slices. That melty cheese, itís so delicious and so seductive.
Well, fortunately, Iíve tracked my slices already, so I know when to stop and that time has come and gone.
I have to deal with it. If Iíve done damage, Iíve already done it.
I worry about the sodium; it did taste salty. After all, Iím not salting foods any more for the most part, and I worry because itís such a huge reminder of the diet of my past Ė 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. Thatís not to say that Iíll start gorging on pizza, but a piece here or there wonít 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!