345.4 – Resisting Temptations in Weight Loss {Fatty Friday}

This week was all about resisting temptations for me. It was full of pizza and chocolate and ice cream and cheese. I think I must have eaten grilled chicken salad at almost every single meal!

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~Unknown

Howard was sick most of the beginning of our week (Friday-Thursday) so he didn’t feel like making meals for us. I’m not one to get in the kitchen very often unless it’s a special occasion. I’ve made lots of quick and easy meals on the blog, but they don’t always fit into our eating plan. I had to come up with food for myself, sometimes Benjamin and me when Howard was working or not feeling well. After last week’s tiny weight loss, I definitely wanted to resist the snacky junk food that Howard was craving.

For the most part, I have been resisting temptations really well and my mindset about food is really changing. When I think about eating something that isn’t on my plan, I think about the pleasure it would give my taste buds for that 30 seconds versus the guilt, shame, and pounds I would have to deal with for much, much longer. I could eat that bowl of ice cream and it would taste great, but I would regret it later that day, the next day when I felt sick (lactose intolerant) and then again when I weighed in and gained. Why would I do that to myself? Why have I done this to myself for so many years?

I’m learning (slowly) to eat to live, not live to eat…

I lost 2.2 lbs this week!

Howard had to work so he didn’t go with me to weigh in. I have a feeling that he probably wouldn’t have gone regardless because he felt like he had gained from his bad eating in the early part of the week. He’s feeling better now and eating good again. We’ll see how it pays off next week.

For this week, I’m going to attempt to diversify a little and stray from my grilled chicken salad (at least for dinner) and continue resisting temptations. I can do this. I am doing this. I will do this.

How do you handle resisting temptations in weight loss?

 

Comments

  1. Good for you! Be thankful for small victories. I too am trying to lose a little weight and I just keep thinking about what a friend and weight loss coach said to me years ago, “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” Keep up the good work. 🙂 ~ Pary Moppins
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  2. You’ve got this my friend. Still on the downward slide and that’s a great trend you’re setting. My tip: Stay away from sodium, carbs, and meats if you can handle it. But you don’t need my tips. You know what you’re doing!
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  3. Janet W. says:

    It really is hard to hold strong against all those delicious fatty foods! Keep telling yourself it’s for such a good cause and your health will appreciate it in the long run!

  4. Emily says:

    Woo-hoo! Rock it lady! Resisting temptations is hard – bread (the good stuff from the bakery) is my weakness. I don’t buy it because I can’t look at it without having to eat the entire loaf. That, friend, is the truth.

    My advice to you is not to bring your temptations into the house – but enjoy them on occasion if you’re going out for dinner. When trying to lose weight, you don’t often eat out so it would be easier to avoid them!

    There are many healthy meals that you can make without having to eat grilled chicken every night. One of my favorite meals to make is stuffed shells – I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta and add mushrooms and spinach to the cottage cheese mixture. If you like, a lean ground beef or ground turkey to it.

    Keep up the good work!
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