Thursday, December 25, 2008

"No thank you"

I love to eat. I love tasty seasonal foods. With my parents away for Christmas, I did not think that resisting food would be as tough as it usually would be on Christmas Eve.

Denise decided to throw together a family and friends potluck on Christmas Eve. I did not expect there to be more than a pot roast, mashed potatoes, a mini salad and the cupcakes and pie that Joe and I brought. As it turns out, guests also brought a delicious light pesto pasta salad with pine nuts, slider burgers with bacon baked in flaky pastry puff, and homemade baked mochi. I wanted to try everything, which I did... numerous times throughout the night.

At the end of the night, I consumed hundreds more calories and calories of fat than I should've. Each time a tasty morsel melted in my mouth, I knew I wasn't doing myself right. I didn't discipline myself to say, "No, thank you." Huong says that when one waivers between clean eating and indulging and then finally going back to clean eating, it's not easy for your body to re-adjust its metabolism. The positive effects of clean eating will take your body longer to get to. Sounds like simple common sense that I think is really proving itself true.

I'm afraid for my weight in tomorrow. Last Saturday, I weighed in at 152.5 lbs. I'm suppose to be out of the 150s this week... arghh, I feel stressed out now.