I should definitely know better than to come in here this late at night and try to put a blog together. I have been thinking about this for a couple of days now. Diet versus denial. I in no way plan on putting this particular subject into my book “The Thin Line”. At least I am pretty sure I am not going too. Well maybe I won’t include it. Ok, so I am not sure at all.
Anyway, what I want to get at is, that even though one may go on a diet it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to deny themselves certain items. It also does not mean you have to deny yourself flavor. Most, if not all seasonings, are fine on any diet plan one may choose.
As for sweets, go ahead and indulge from time to time just do not do it as often. Plan a little exercise for afterward to curb the guilt. Do you feel guilty or maybe even a little embarrassed when indulging in a cookie while at a stop light? Then it is time to stop, if however, you feel good enough with yourself to chow down a couple of chocolate chip delights while the world is watching, than good for you.
Part of my problem is I believe that I did not see myself as fat. I used to tilt the scales between 258-260 lbs. That was quite a while ago and recently I weighed in at 228.8. (I have a digital scale now). For me though 230 is the new 240. I am not completely unhappy with myself, yet I feel I have a ways to go to achieve the goals I have set for myself.
By the way, my goal is not a certain weight. It is a look. If I like what I see when I step out of the shower and still weigh over 215, then so be it. If I when eyeing myself in the mirror I do not like what I see despite being down to 210 or less than I will keep working at it. I should insert in here that at some point it should not be just about weight loss, weight training to tone and redefine my muscles has to enter into it.
That is why right now I am debating the gym membership versus bike ideas.
Again my main point is you don’t have to deny yourself just because you are on a diet. F Certain flavors will cost next to nothing in the way of calories. Oh yeah, some of the very things you were told were good for you, may not be allowed on some diet plans. For instance the Sugar Buster’s Diet does not allow for watermelon, corn, carrots, dark meat chicken, (most diets tell you, you need to eat skinless breast meat). the list is actually quite extensive. Some of the items you used to sneak to satisfy that sweet tooth are not as bad as you first thought.
DISCLAIMER: I HAVE SET A GOAL OF REACHING THE 230 MARK. NOW THAT I HAVE HIT THAT MARK MY NEXT GOAL IS 225. I FIND IT EASIER TO HIT THE ULTIMATE GOAL IF I SET LITTLE GOALS ALONG THE WAY. I THEN REWARD MYSELF SOMEWHAT FOR EACH GOAL.