A lot of diet books will tell you that deprivation only leads to binging or, at best, giving up on your “diet”. It is so true.
Counting calories is tough because there are lots and lots of things out there that really taste good and that I’ve become accustomed to eating that have a super high calorie count. Bread and other starches are big time offenders. Let’s not even start on the sweet stuff – ice cream, cakes, cookies, muffins…. you get the point.
So I was out and about today and needed to wander into a mall to get a watch battery for the Missus. The mall has a food court. The food court has all kinds of temptations. Not the least of which is a Chinese place. I like Chinese food especially when it’s sweet and comes with rice. Love rice.
Obviously, very high calorie and very greasy, to boot. Not only that, it really didn’t taste that good. Barely warm and greasy tasting. So I didn’t eat it all. Possibly a point in my favor. However, I compensated by eating a cinnamon sugar pretzel from Auntie Anne’s. This is a huge mistake because it’s very high calorie and it’s also enormously expensive for what it is.
The point being is that I went a little off the deep end because, well, because I was tired of counting calories and “depriving ” myself and not losing the weight I want to lose. Now, I realize I need to really get out there and exercise but, damn, shouldn’t some of this weight be coming off.
The freakin’ scale keeps bouncing around (maybe it has to do with my eating habits). Down to an encouraging weight one day and, whoosh, back up 2.4 lbs the next morning. Even if I showed a small, incremental decline I could keep with it. This up and down like a see-saw just doesn’t get it.
Anyway…tomorrow I hope to get back with the program.
God, this is hard.
Day 12 of my 30 day challenge to myself.