Friday, March 16, 2007

Decisions, Decisions

Well, here we are at day #5 of the South*Beach diet, phase 1. And I haven't cheated at all. Not. One. Time. And I'm sorry, but I cannot say the same thing for my husband. He's a cheater, plain and simple. Which isn't fair, because all he has to do to lose weight it to think about it, and he loses 5 lbs.

Yesterday we had a little spat. He was irritated that I wasn't in the kitchen at noon, whipping up a succulant spread for the dining room table. I was irritated that he didn't just find something in the fridge to make for himself. After all, he had only eaten breakfast an hour before. And I had forgotten to take the chicken out of the freezer the night before. It was still thawing at noon, plus I had to go to the grocery store. Anyway, when we get a little irritated with each other, his favorite thing is to keep pushing my buttons until I get really frustrated and punch him in the arm or something. Then he starts laughing and I try not to laugh because I, after all, am REALLY MAD! Well we were also both irritated because we wanted things to eat that we couldn't have. Like Dunkin Donuts chocolate glazed donuts. And Famous' Dave's BBQ ribs. Can you guess who wanted which?

Anywho, I made it through the trip to the grocery store without giving in to any temptation. Well, I did buy some of those Sugar Free York Peppermint Patties. But I don't think I'll be eating any of those anytime soon, because after eating just 2 yesterday, my stomach was not very happy with me. If you know what I mean.

So that brings me to my current dilema. Tomorrow we are having an all day Ladies Craft Day at my church. I'm am in charge of it. And I'm trying to decide if I will stick to my diet or not. It's going to be hard to eat celery stuffed with Laughing Cow cheese, while my friends are tossing back Cadburry Mini Eggs. Or maybe it's not so hard. While I'm chomping on celery, I'll be fitting into a new size soon. My friends, on the other hand, may not. I think the key to survival is to have a plan and stick to it. I've made it this far, there is no reason to stop now. Plus, once I stop, it is soo hard to get back on track.

But I do have a confession to make. I am going to cheat on Saturday night. Ok, maybe I shouldn't call it cheating. I'm going to indulge. You see, we've been invited to a birthday party. An Indian birthday party. Where there will be plenty of Indian food, i.e. nan, chicken tikka, samosas, gulab jaman, biryani, etc. (And I please don't grade me on the spelling of those words.) Indian food is one of our favorite foods, and we haven't eaten it since I was pregnant with Emma. For those of you who are counting, it's been 4 YEARS! So I'm going to indulge. And then Sunday, it's back on the SB Phase 1 plan.

Oh- I've lost 7.5 lbs so far. Life is good.


marlise said...

Congrats on sticking to the plan so far! That's tough to do, and you're already seeing benefits! 7.5 pounds is awesome, and you're only on day 5!

As for the Indian food, enjoy it. You've earned a small indulgence.

I'm getting kinda inspired to get serious about my own weight loss after reading your post. Good job!

Lydia said...

Yes, congrats! I wish I could say my self-discipline was that good....
And as for the Indian food, I indulged myself last night, and I must say it was worth it..... :)

Mz Deanna said...

Congrats on the weight loss! We're here to cheer you on! I'm sure we all know how hard it is! (I sure, go) My husband has to have a procedure at the hospital in April and is already whining about not being able to eat for 24 hours before! Poor baby! I would too, I guess. Keep up the good work!

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