Thursday, August 06, 2009

Calories are Making a comeback this week.

Just a little over a week ago....

1. I was of jumping up on the Elliptical Machine and burning off 800+ calories in a sweaty 45 minute workout.
2. Taking multi vitamins and having a low sodium vegetable juice followed by a bowl of plain shredded wheat and low fat milk.
3. Making sandwich wraps for lunch at work filled with lettuce, onions and a scant slice of 99% Fat Free Turkey
4. I was losing weight and against all odds quitting the cigarette habit all at the same time !!


While I have slipped with the cigarettes a couple times, I have gone nearly a week again without those awful things but the calories have made a comeback and the Elliptical may need to be dusted off.

I found that calories come in a lot of exciting shapes and sizes !
  • Chocolate Ice Cream topped with toasted coconut and walnuts !
  • Grey Goose Dirty Martinis with a side of sliders served at an Oceanside bistro
  • Key Lime Pie
  • 5 Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Sam Adams Summer Beer served in 22oz frosty glass
  • Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and GRAVY
  • Egg sandwiches grilled on Scali Bread with CHEESE
  • 3 Egg Omeletes with everything and a side of BACON

So I figure that what I need to do is fight one demon at a time !! While I did feel guilty, more like a guilty pleasure really, after eating a 5 Guys Hamburger and Fries which I followed up by eating a Bacon Cheese HOT DOG too. Yes food is a DEMON, the smell the taste but cigarettes are worse because they really don't have any added benefits...So...

I walked home about 3 miles yesterday after work hoping to reduce some of those calories as I knew I was headed to a family dinner of Pot Roast, mashed potatoes and GRAVY!!

I am going to stay away from cigarettes and slowly work on the diet..One thing at a time!!

Martinis are sooooo GOOD!


TerminallyUniq said...

ooh! i'm right there with you! it's hard not to get discouraged. for me though, it seems like the more i beat myself up about it, the worse i do. plus, you are awesome the way you are :)

Kath Lockett said...

Baby steps Tom; baby steps.....

dawtch said...

MMMMMMMM....pot roast, mashed potatoes, GRAVY, corn dripping with butter & a loaf of homemade bread - my favorite meal!!!!!!!!
Why is the world so concerned with losing weight..? Everyone has their own unique shape & size & should embrace it - not saying you should be unhealthy - I'm just sayin'...

UNOWHO said...

I promise not to tempt you again with pot roast & gravy. However, why has everyone been nagging me for homemade blueberry pie???

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