...so I thought I'd share. As you know I crashed. I couldn't get myself back on track. I almost gave up trying this weekend. I had myself convinced that the reason I couldn't stay on the McDougall program was because It's not realistic. I was sitting in Burger King scarfing a Big Fish sandwich (thinking it was healthier that an whopper
). I was saying to myself, "Maybe I just get to be fat. Maybe I don't get to be skinny. It shouldn't be this hard." Then I looked down at the grease dripping off my food, suddenly I tasted the food that was in my mouth. I realized something. I didn't like the taste. I don't think I've been feeding my taste as much as I've been feeding my gut! I don't know if that makes sense to all of you but it does to me. Then I looked over at a woman who could barely fit herself into the booth. As she began to eat her second Whopper I asked myself if I wanted to get that bad. I don't.
I went out with friends that night. At the theater I had no desire for popcorn. At the restaurant I ordered a salad with chicken on it but never at the chicken. I just didn't want that taste. I wanted the taste of the cabbage, lettuce and tomatoes.
Today I ate totally McDougall. With no problems.
I guess that is my long way of saying, in the future I'm going to evaluate what I'm tasting.
Thanks everyone for your helpful hints and encouragement. I feel like I'm going to have better luck getting back on track this week. I'm just not looking forward to Thanksgiving. Maybe I'll bring my own food and just not point out that I'm not eating the other crap. No one will notice.