I am a restaurant ADDICT. Even during the Fittest Loser contest, I couldn’t give them up completely. (Chipotle? I love you. Can I be your Jared?)
After the contest, I unfortunately went back to my eating out ways. We’re talking multiple lunches and dinners out every single week. When I think of how much larger my savings account could be if I applied all of that money there instead, I want to cry. When I think of how large my waistline has become as a result of my eating out (last week, I could barely breathe in the smallest pants I’d been wearing), I want to weep.
I am up nine pounds from the end of the contest. I currently weigh 225 pounds.
I worked so hard. Why am I sabotaging myself?
To combat this issue, I decided that I get one lunch and one dinner out this week. Everything else MUST be eaten in. To ease into that, I am allowing myself to eat whatever I would like to eat, as long as it’s at home.
This sounds a little more indulgent than it actually is. I’m still having whole-grain English muffins or cereal for breakfast, fruit for a morning snack, and salads for lunches. It’s dinner where I’m abusing my freedom. I’ve had pizza AND macaroni and cheese this week.
But truthfully? I miss chicken and asparagus. And that’s exactly what I was hoping would happen. When I don’t resrict myself so heavily, I realize that I actually want the healthy stuff. Yay!
I am off on Friday and, for once, I haven’t scheduled a slew of appointments. I think I’ll have some fun reading recipe blogs today and tomorrow, and make an assortment of healthy, but fun, items on Friday. I recently read about crockpot enchiladas that sounded good–how weird would it be to use my crockpot on a 95-degree day in July?
If you have any suggestions for easy and tasty recipes, I’d love to hear them! I hope to report back on Monday with at least two new items I cooked and some reviews of how they turned out.