Monday, November 17, 2008

Way of Life Revisited

That is a very sad looking breakfast. I mean, just look at it! Doesn't it look sad? It's almost as if those yolkie eyes are going to start weeping great big yellow tears. It is tasty though!








I thought I would give an update on my way of life. Halloween is an EVIL holiday, designed by candy manufacturers and weight loss programs across the world. They are in cahoots!








And can I tell you that "cheat" meals are also evil? It's not like I have self-control anyway, so having a cheat meal once a week has more frequently than not turned into a cheat day, or two days, or three days, and heck, let's just start the diet all over again on Monday, that way I have one more day to be really, really bad!




So, while I lost a phenomenal amount of weight, I subsequently gained it back, and then had to lose it all again. So, to date, I have lost 5 lbs (well, I actually started out at 173 and am now 166, but I only counted the day I started the diet, and that morning I weighed 171..but whatever...).








The really great thing about the ABS DIET is that it taught me the right kind of foods to eat. Sure, I knew I should eat fruits and vegetables, etc. but it retrained my thinking process...provided I am not tired and wanting to eat a whole bag of M & Ms. But when I am in control of my senses, the diet works great! And I LOVE what I am eating (again, provided that I am not "cheating." Nothing tastes good after eating chocolate...except more chocolate.)






So, I am still going forward in my quest to ease the pressure on my straining joints! I really think I can do it. I just have to remind myself that I will be angry at myself if I give into my chocolate desires. And I always am. EVERY TIME. You would think I would catch on...

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

diets are so fun! I am having my own struggles and can't seem to stop drinking SuperNova Mountain Dew.

You and weigh about the same - which means I am a very short fat woman.

noeti: "No Eat, No Grow, Shout!" in ancient chocolate

Trillium said...

It IS possible to brainwash yourself into thinking that chocolate is yucky. (But who wants to do THAT?) LOL

DebbieLou said...

Can you hack the dark chocolate? It fills the desire most of the times, though it doesn't taste nearly as tasty so that you aren't likely to over do it. Plus, it has half of the additives, which are really what's making people fat.

leafhopper said...

what does ABS stand for? That is great that it is changing the way you eat. However, have you tried eating little and often all day long? It increases your metabolism which really is the culprit. Plus then when it speeds up you can eat whatever you want as long as you don't do it everyday! LOL.

tamleari: tam is leery... of diets that is

shydandelion said...

That is EXACTLY what the ABS diet does! You are so smart! I am supposed to eat 6 small meals a day, evenly spread apart...blah... :D ABS DIET is an acronym. It stands for the foods you eat. The whole acronym is ABS DIET POWER:

Almonds, and other nuts
Beans, and other legumes
Spinach, and other green vegetables

Dairy, non- and low-fat
Instant Oatmeal
Eggs
Turkey, and other lean meats

Peanut butter, natural, no sugar
Olive oil
Whole-grain breads and cereals
Extra-whey protein powder
Raspberries, and most other fruits

leafhopper said...

I think it should be ABC'S DIET then you could add Chocolate. LOL!

Katscratchme said...

Well, technically, Chocolate IS a bean.... right? right?

shydandelion said...

Why, yes! Yes, it is... :)

Katscratchme said...

Yeah, yeah! Aaaaand... chocolate bars are basically processed cocoa beans... sortof like Tofu from Soy beans.... MMMMM... HEALTHY!

Amy said...

I can't remember the last time I went a whole day without having chocolate...

...I have a problem.

shydandelion said...

Hi, my name is Dara, and I am a chocoholic.

Amy said...

Hi, Dara.

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