This weekend was hard. We celebrated some birthdays and I had to be very tough on myself. We went to a restaurant that honestly had no good for you food. Even the salad had bacon, eggs, cheese and fried onions on it. But I was prepared. I got the salad minus all that stuff, which left a salad with tomato, lettuce and cucumbers on it. I brought with me some kidney beans and walnuts and just made it my own. The funny part is that everyone felt terrible and stuffed after and I felt great.
Also, eating veggies like that takes a long time to eat. I use to be the first one done and start snacking on everyone else’s food, but I was actually the last one done with that big salad. It was nice, I could focus on my own food and didn’t worry about anyone else’s.
Then came the cupcakes….
Oh, I wanted to taste one of those so bad. Also, my in-laws have a lot of candy laying around like jelly beans. I wanted to just taste one, just one. Back to the cupcakes. They look so delicious. There was just chocolate (I don’t care about that one), then there was a chocolate salted-caramel one and a strawberry lemonade one. They not only sounded delicious, they looked so good. I just kept my distance.
One thing that helped a lot, is that I told my family that my doctor put me on this diet for 6 weeks for health reasons. So once your family knows, then they are looking out for you. My kids do the same thing. You can’t eat that right mom?
The bottom line was, that even though those cravings were bad, with planning I could do it.