I have also had a slight problem over the past 18 hours - I have been CRAVING a peanut butter Sandwich. I had a sniff of the peanut butter last night before I went to bed hoping that would dull it. It did for a while but when I got up this afternoon (yes, this afternoon - I stayed home from work because I had a headache and felt so bad), I craved the bread, the butter and the peanut butter taste together.
So I ended up doing something that I had told myself that I wasn't going to do... I grabbed the scales. I needed something to give me some motivation. At this point, I didn't really think about the 'what if I've put on' factor. All I cared about was a loss. Even a .2 kilogram loss would stop me from eating this sandwich.
I took a breath and stood on the scales. She told me (in her slightly of putting American accent)...
"you weigh two hundred and sixteen point seven kilograms. Goodbye".
For a minute there, I was really pleased - I'd lost 2 kilos. But, when I opened my book and found that it was 3, I was astonished! 3 kilos. Gone. Just like that.
I rang my Mum. Then Brad. Then my Dad. Then I put it on Facebook. Now I am putting it up here. I am so proud. SO pleased. And SO excited about the coming weeks. I made my shake, made up my 750mls of diet Ribeena and drank them both.
I had broccoli and bok choy for dinner with some garlic. I also had an Optifast Vegetable Soup.
I can say that today has honestly been the hardest day when it has come to resisting food and temptation. I think back 3 years ago to when I gave up smoking. Day 3 and 4 were the hardest. Hump days. I am hoping that the rest aren't so bad. I class food as an addiction. My addiction. Just like the Cigarettes were. I'll take it one day at a time. I'll resist each temptation and just like when I gave up smoking, things will get easier each day.
Addiction - noun
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Temptations resisted today - Lasagna, Cesar Salad with the works, banana custard and that bloody peanut butter sandwich :)
|My 2 year old Daughter, Charlotte carrying a 3 litre bottle of milk (which is roughly 3 kilos), the amount weight that I've lost in a few days :)|