From the beginning I have said that I am not going to deny myself anything. If I want to go to Applebees, I can go to Applebees. I won't get the 15.000 calorie pasta, but I'll have a salad (and bring my own dressing). If I don't allow myself to have anything, I will screw up. If I don't allow myself to have a cookie, or half a cookie once in a great while, I am going to face plant off this awesome bandwagon..not good! If I can't have any sugar at all, I will end up buying a dozen cookies and gobbeling them up in about 17 seconds..no lie. This happened today
My friend called, 'Take a bite of a sugar cookie and send it to me for our twitter'. So I sacrificed myself and took the littlest bite of the cookie for the picture. I was smart and put aside an unfrosted cookie that me and my coworker were going to share...we were each going to have half, which wasn't bad! Once I had a bite I just wanted more, and more. So instead I took a bite of the oatmeal cookies I made yesterday to subside the craving and it worked. Then an hour later my boss walked in, and this happened:
It happened again!! This time I wasn't able to resist and at the whole cookie! Instead of feeling shitty for eating the whole thing, I decided to skip lunch. I am tracking my calories on my app (Myfitnesspal) and I counted one cookie for 500 calories..that's probably about right. I worked out for an hour and burned 528 calories. Basically the whole cookie was not worth it. Don't get me wrong, the cookie was AMAZING, but I had to work my butt off just to work off one cookie. I just have to learn to say no next time someone tells me to bite into a cookie for a picture. Someone else can sacrifice their diets :)
Basically in a nutshell. I'm not denying myself any sweet, as long as it is in moderation and not every day, or even every week. Here's to the 4 pounds that have fallen off my body this past week...with really hard workouts and a good diet.