Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tonight I made a decision about the Superbowl.
Before I tell you the decision let me give you some background information.
I love Professional Football. I am a huge Fan. Lots of women are fans of football. They watch with their husbands/boyfriends and enjoy the game.
I am not that kind of female fan.
My husband is not a big fan of football. He watches the games with ME. I have watched football as an independent fan for as long as I can remember. In fact I can not remember a time that I did not watch football. I am a full fledged Green Bay Packer/ Vince Lombardi/Bart Starr/Reggie White/Brett Favre/Aaron Rogers Fan. I watch the drafts, follow training season, watch pre-season, every game on every Sunday and on weeks they dent play, I watch other teams. Yes I love the game, admire some players but love the game.
My sister was the same way. Janie is no longer with us due to Breast Cancer but she was a fan in her own right and her Team was The San Francisco 49'ers.
If Greenbay and San Fran played, she and I would call each other pre-game, half time and post game. It is who we were.
Greenbay will not be going to the Superbowl, but San Fransisco will.
In honor of my sister I will cheer for the 49'ers.
Janie's husband sent me a message after the 49'ers won their way to the Superbowl and said, Can you imagine the party your sister would be throwing on Superbowl Sunday?
Yes I can imagine it because my sister was a wonder cook. I cook pretty good but Janie was a culinary genius. My little sister specialized in Asian Food, but she could cook anything and it would be fantastic. I compare her to an artist. She could draw spices and flavors together better than any 4 star restaurant you could enjoy.
So here is my decision.
I do not like denial. I believe it is one reason my weight loss goals have failed in the past.
I want to enjoy food and I want to enjoy life. And it is true I need to enjoy it less. But I do not like fat free anything. or low cal anything and to me eating those things is not living.
I can handle skim milk and that is about as far as I will go. I do not think that peanut butter on a celery stalk is a treat. (I read the article on this site that claimed it was).
If I need to eat a smaller portion and love it, I can do that rather than eat a lot of something I just simply do not enjoy. It is the quality with me and not always the quantity.
so on Superbowl Sunday I will eat the same stuff and actually in the same quantity that I normally do.
and the ultimate decision is this, from Thursday to Sunday I will walk one extra hour on the treadmill every day in preparation for the day. That is 4 hours of extra exercise in order to still stay on the journey I am on, but enjoy my day... my way.
If I am going to truly learn how to manage my intake, I see no other way. And waking up on Monday with post diet disaster guilt is not how I want next week to start.
I will do the time... to do the crime.
Now I have a plan and I can get ready for game day, stress free and happy that preparing beforehand, will allow me to watch the game, the commercials and the giving of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, without worrying about what I am doing food wise.
Enjoy the Game!