This has been a trying few days. On Saturday we had a birthday party for my son and it was great. I spend most of the day eating raw cauliflower, red pepper, cucumber and etc. I did break down and have one cupcake that my wife made for the party so I could honestly tell her that they were exceptional.
Surprising to myself and I’m sure to many others I managed to stay away from the pizza. We purchased a huge square pizza from one of our favorite pizza restaurants to go along with the veggies, a significant amount of Middle Eastern food and some pulled roast beef that was cooked in the crock pot. Pizza was one of those foods I had a really hard time staying away from. It has an addiction for me that I couldn’t seem to break. Now, I don’t have the craving for it I use to have. Do to my good behavior my wife suggested I have a square slice of pizza for my treat. On the food plan you do get treat days and I haven’t really taken advantage of any. I did eat the square and decided I didn’t really care for it. I’m not sure what the prior pull was but since then I have not touched any of the pizza that we brought home for leftovers.
On the downside I ate Halloween candy last night. I found some of the sour candy very tempting and I indulged in a little bit. I think for the first time that I can ever remember it actually gave me a stomachache. It turns out that when you change your habits for some time and then fall back, you pay a price. I indulged in my old habits for one evening and I paid the price. Today I was more than happy to go back to a lean turkey lunch with lettuce, green pepper, and cucumber. I don’t feel as heavy as I did last night and I do not have a stomachache. I am mad at myself for slipping and giving into some old habits. I really didn’t want the junk food it was more of because it was there and so was I.
I vow from this day forward to be stronger than the temptation of sweets. It is so easy to indulge, especially with the holiday’s right around the corner. I know that everywhere I go there will be homemade shortbreads, chocolate candies, cake, homemade pies and everything else you can imagine. I vow to stay away from that because at the end of the day it makes me feel physically and mentally worse. As long as I don’t do any mindless eating I should be great for the holiday season. I promise myself no slipping anymore.