Now, I feel pretty confident that I will behave myself eating-wise this weekend, but that was not always the case. Previous "free" weekends guaranteed me stopping at the grocery store on Friday after work to stock up on junk food, and then hitting either Taco Bell, McDonald's or some other fast food place for a bag o' goodies...er, dinner. I would eat myself silly, sleep horribly, wake up full of regret...and do it all over again on Saturday. Except that I would usually order a pizza for delivery - why bother leaving the house?
Those of you who can relate to this know that I would have had to dispose of all the food and wrappers before any sane human returned home - thus I always got a big garbage bag and threw in all of the evidence, plus I emptied every trash can in the house into it - oh, and cleaned the cat box as well. I looked very industrious, when in reality I had spent the weekend eating myself into a food coma!
I'm not going to do that to myself this weekend. Instead, the ideas swirling in my head include: making a faux McMuffin for dinner using an egg ring and a real egg (I know...exciting!), reading the latest issue of Cooking Light magazine, doing some crunches with my Swiss ball (but only on Friday and Saturday - I don't dare do them on Sunday for fear that I won't be able to keep up with my workout on Monday), race Paco around the street on my bike, clean out my closet of yet even more clothes that are too big for me, and read Dr. Oz's "You
Why am I so motivated to stay on this healthy living path? Well, let's see. I've been seeing results - I am wearing smaller sizes and it's fun to get dressed in the morning! I feel good - I was not sick AT ALL this winter which is a first for me! No stomach troubles, either, because I am not putting junk into my system. I like feeling this way. I can laze around because I want to, not because I don't have the energy to get up and do anything. More often, though, I am up and doing stuff. What can I say...life is good!
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