Monday, November 17, 2008

Old Habits

Some good news and some bad choices...

Weighed in on Saturday and lost 2.6 lbs! Finally got past my "happy weight" of 135-136 lbs. This was really exciting. Total lbs. lost is up to 11.2 lbs.

That was the good news. The bad news is that I left that evening to go on a trip to the UK. My goal was to not gain this week, and I am NOT off to a good start. I can only hope that all the walking I am doing will help me. I have to eat better starting tomorrow.

This is how my day went:

Breakfast started out ok. Had some light strawberry yogurt, one tiny pan au chocolate pastry, and a cup of mixed fruit.

At lunch, I had good intentions. I ordered the potato and leek soup at a cafe, and a hot chocolate because I was so freezing. (It was bone-chilling cold outside and I am NOT used to it) The soup tasted like water. I couldn't even eat more than 2 bites. So I had to order something else, and there wasn' t a lot of options. The only thing that looked like it would taste good was a ham and cheese croissant sandwich. So I ate it, and it was really big.

Oh, boy. Dinner. Had lost my good intentions. Slipped into Old Habits. Went to a Portugese Chicken place called Nando's. Had 1/2 chicken meal with 2 pieces of pita bread, and part of a salad. Not horrible, but then I decided to order desert. They make the best molten chocolate cake here. They call it Chocolate Fondant Pudding. It is luscious, and they serve it with super rich and yummy vanilla ice cream. I ate it and didn't even feel the guilt.

What am I doing? No more. Tomorrow I have to be in control. How sad would I be if I gain back the weight I just lost?

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

I have to fall asleep chanting this...


Carole said...

I think part of your problem is that you are thinking like a fat person, instead of a skinny person.

A skinny person won't stress over a cookie or 2. And they won't eat more than a couple.

A skinny person eats when they're hungry. Otherwise, they're too busy doing something to be bothered with food.

I have noticed that you don't eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables. Your cravings will reduce significantly once your body is getting proper nutrition.

Instead of trying to eat skinnier, try to focus your thoughts on eating healthier. You might picture how that cheese sauce is slugding through your veins stealing your energy away.

I hope these skinny thoughts help!

Dixons said...

Jen, I'm just jealous that you got to eat at Nando's!!! It's one of my favorite places to eat in London! I love their peri peri chicken. So tasty!