"Skinny people tick me off!!! Especially when they say things like, "You know sometimes I forget to eat." Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my car keys, but I have never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat!"
"Handy dandy dieting tip: Carrot cake counts as a serving of vegetables"
Ha ha, these quotes were really funny to me because I've actually had people tell me the same thing as at the top and almost the same thing at the bottom :) I was told in the course of casual conversation that "Potato chips count as a serving of vegetables because they're made of potatoes!" I was shocked and did make sure to ask if they really thought that statement was true, they said they did and I was amused to the point of silence. Do people really have this skewed vision of the foods they're allowed to healthfully consume? Then it makes me think about my own unhealthy eating habits. I have to say I am a sucker for anything cake-like, mmmmm cake! Oops, sorry I've been sugar free for about two and a half weeks now with absolutely no cheating at all! I'm so proud of that! Then there's the bread addiction. I could eat bread at every single meal and as a snack in between. Thanks to the Atkins diet I am doing what I knew I needed to do. As ridiculous as it sounds limiting myself to eating habits within a diets guidelines is strangely working this time. I don't know if it was teenage rebellion before or what but this time I wanted a layed out plan of what I could and couldn't do and it's working. As shown by my weigh loss ticker I'm down 9.5lbs! I'm so excited! I'm never hungry and you don't have to limit fat or count calories, that in and of itself makes the diet worth it's weight in gold! With a little baby running around, a husband to take care of, and a household to run I don't have time to obsess about the calories I'm eating. But the greatest encouragement is just the plain fact that it works without me having to do anything other than eat better than I was. I'm eating tons of fresh veggies and meat that I normally wouldn't allow myself to eat. I mean, what diet says you can eat ribs!? I mean, seriously, Yum!! Now, the last time I did Atkins it was the older version where hot dogs and cheese and eggs were the main stays of the diet. I nearly wanted to die on it! Now, veggies are recommended even with breakfast. I usually scramble some onions and green bell peppers to go with my sunny side up eggs and bacon. Come on, tell me a more classic yet delicious breakfast than that? So, while I definitely miss my delicious, sweet, succulent, wonderful cake and doughy bread it's totally worth not eating them for the energy boost and self image boost from eating healthier and better things for me. So, here's to ongoing weight loss and being healthier! Once again thanks to Shauna for pushing me :)
"Never, never, never, never give up."