Saturday, April 13, 2013
OK, I didn't say it was a "good" M.O. but it seems to be the one I'm stuck with. And I'll bet there are plenty of you out there who share that MO with me! It isn't like me gain our pound when we eat at a restaurant because we've chosen a 12-oz steak, or splurged on a giant piece of chocolate cake! Like the last time I gained a pound from a restaurant, I had tried the taco salad -- told them to make it "without the taco." And they did, it was delicious! I was so proud of myself. Yes, I did eat a few of the chips with salsa. But the next day there it was, taunting me on the scale, a 1-pound increase! So it was probably the salt you say; or then again it may be so imbedded in my mind that restaurant food will cause a weight gain that maybe no matter what I ordered and ate it would have happened! Don't we, as humans, have the ability to "project" things in our minds?
Looking back on that day, I realize a few mistakes I made that day that added to my results.
1. We had company, so I sat around drinking coffee (and a cookie) and talking.
2. We adopted a new cat, so there was no time to go for a walk with the dog.
3. We took a new widow out to dinner (the Mexican food) to cheer her up.
Usually when you look over the entire day you will see the food is not the only culprit. There are little "helpers" to the outcome scattered along the way. Inactivity, the extra treat that you didn't count, it's always something if you look at it. Calories in vs Calories out. The equation is pretty simple. And as it is so simple, why is it so hard to figure out or accept?