The mind never ceases to amaze me. Today, I faced a challenge and walked away VICTORIOUS!! I have often equated obesity…or the habits which cause obesity…to drug addiction. We eat when we’re sad, we eat when we’re happy, we eat to be social, and sometimes we eat simply because it feels sooo good to stuff our round faces with high sugar foods that rush our brains with endorphins! And next thing you know, we’re requiring more, and more food to get the same effects. Yep, sounds like drug addiction. Today, I stared one of my addictions square in the eye!
My son had a field trip today which included a stop at a local pizza place. My son E., of course, asked me to meet him at said pizza joint for lunch. And, of course I said, “Yes.” Now, I LOVE(D) PIZZA. The crust, the cheese, the toppings, the smell, and just everything about it! So, I prepared to meet my demon head on! I planned out EXACTLY what I would consume: an unsuspecting salad bar. And, thats exactly what I did. I got a spring mix green salad with eggs, red onions, and lotsa o broccoli, and never looked back! And I am proud,of myself. I have FINALLY realized that if I “cheat” it causes a snowball effect in my food choices. Every bite following a “cheat” becomes a rationalization as to why its ok to put crap in my mouth that shouldnt be there. Also, and I know this isn’t brain surgery, but I have realized in the past couple of weeks that the more I resist temptation, the easier resisting becomes. Everyday I’m telling myself that I am NOT on a diet, I AM CHANGING MY LIFE! Because that is how you lose weight and keep it off, right?! And thats where I have failed myself time and time again; I’ve always just “gone on a diet”, and never really changed anything. I’m also proud to see that I am stronger than I have given myself credit for!
Ok, blah blah, enough touchy feely for one day. Supper kicked ass tonight, thanks to….you guessed it, Sarah Fragoso!!! Or, St. Mother Paleo, as I have renamed her. Tonight I cooked up her recipe for Butter Chicken, I served it over fresh, steamed Kale (she used red chard) and it was simply exquisite! And of course, there’s a pic!
Seriously, If I haven’t convinced you yet, you gotta go get Everyday Paleo, im yet to make something that I don’t find really tasty.
So all in all, its been another good day! And what more can a girl ask for?!
Good night all!!