Thursday, June 03, 2010
I know it may seem small, but even small things around here can make a big difference. Tonight I made lettuce wraps for dinner (lettuece, ground chicken, liquid aminos, cabbage, onion, coconut oil, garlic and ginger...also, I've been given permission to mix my veggies) and a little extra dish for my husband. I have this recipe for chinese take-out noodles that my husband loves. Sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, cabbage, ginger, garlic, green onion, cabbage, and either spaghetti or linguine noodles are all it takes, and out comes this great little side dish. Well tonight, I was strong....no taste test of the noodles, even thought they looked and smelled so good. Dinner was great, I thourougly enjoyed my lettuce wraps. I then took a 3 1/2 mile walk with a couple of my friends and came home to clean up dinner. Lesson learned! I should have cleaned up before had cause I came home and felt a bit hungry...probably only because that's been my mindset for ages now. After exercise, eat something small! So what do I do instead of grabbing my water bottle and some celery? I take a couple bites of the noodles. These quite honestly were the best I've ever made. And now I regret having tried them because it's really my first "cheat" since I started HCG on May 22, and I've worked so hard at being so good until tonight. My only hope is that have taken that walk will help burn off extra calories.
My stress was indulging in the noodles. Even thought it was two bites, I'm most disappointed in the fact that I gave in to a craving and just threw my will power out the door. I did gain 0.2 this morning and think it's a combination of things, not just the noodles, though I'm sure they were a factor. But really....my biggest regret for last night is that I know better and I went against what I know. Amazingly, I'm not that upset about the gain either. I think knowing where it came from and knowing that I can just continue moving forward has been a great help and I'll hopefully keep that focus and mindset as I continue on the VLCD.