Friday, September 18, 2009

Shhhhhh...I have been cheating!

Yes, I have been cheating; but it was NOT my fault! Do I sound like one of your children? "It wasn't my fault, it was hers"...as I point to the person standing next to me. I had a house guest from PA and she stayed for one week. Of course I had to take her to some of the best eating places to be found in Utah. Unfortunately, we kept going back to Iceberg, one of my favorite places for milkshakes, but only 3 times!! :) I think I lost my mind when my friend was here. I threw caution to the wind and the word "Diet" out the door.

Here I am now, heavier than before and wanting to beat myself up. I know it is hard to diet when you have a guest in your home. It also is hard to eat healthy foods when you are off site seeing. The grilled chicken salad at Cafe Rio isn't that bad, right? Um, yes it is and I would only be fooling myself otherwise.

So, thank goodness for brand new days and fresh starts. Instead of living this rule:
" I ONLY EAT IN THREE PLACES: HERE. THERE. AND EVERYWHERE.
--Daniel L. Worona"


I will be following this advice instead:
"
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution. ~Author Unknown

Stress has been my good friend the past year. Until I resolve some things within my own soul, this whole "losing weight" thing will never work.

So, this saying is hanging up on my fridge, "
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. ~Peter De Vries


Keep up the good work everyone!

2 comments:

Jenn Wilks said...

I really like your quote about not eating if hunger isn't the problem you're trying to fix. I think I use eating to try and cure a myriad of things, almost all of which have nothing to do with hunger. And, you're right, when you have guests or when you are a guest, it's harder to stick to a diet. Good luck getting back to where you want to be.

Tristi said...

It is hard to eat right when we have guests! What is it with humans - we eat huge meals at every celebration, we take our friends out to eat, and we've turned food from a way to stay alive into an obsession. A very fun, tasty obsession, but one nonetheless! I shall be pondering this for a while ...