Avoiding temptation – By April

“Your face does look thinner”,  my friend said to me as I adoringly took a bite out of garlic bread dressed to the nines in three cheeses and butter.  We were eating at Black Angus, a restaurant I had never once been to and went in with the logic that I would be able to get a salad and resist the free refills of liquid sugar.

I did start out the evening with good intentions.  My friend’s compliment even seemed to motivate me more to make a healthy choice, even though that motivation was quickly destroyed by it’s maniacal brother, Temptation.  After all, I had even ordered that damn cheesy bread because it was the least amount of calories on our choices of appetizer items! As I pondered about why the restaurant would throw on an extra 120 calories of Parmesan cheese on steamed broccoli, I realized that there is no way my brain was going to win the extreme battle that was going on with my stomach.  I ended up ordering a steak, salad, and mashed potatoes… plus ate half of the chocolate chip cookie and ice cream after it.

Stomach: 1    Brain:  0

That meal alone was around 1,700 calories, according to My Fitness Pal.  It would’ve been a lot worse if I didn’t eat the other half of salad and entree.  Either way, that’s a lot of exercise I’m going to have to do to make up for that meal if I want to see that magical number on the scale drop next week…

Because that’s what the scale did again for me this week! I lost another two pounds!

Disgracefully, I gained back two of those original pounds lost on the first week so really my official progress is 3.5 pounds since October 1st.  That’s just how my body is.  If I had a relationship status with my body on Facebook, it would surely be “It’s complicated.”

If I were to weigh myself tomorrow, I bet my meal boosted me up five pounds just because of the extreme bloating from the meal.  It doesn’t make sense considering I need to eat 3,500 to actually gain a pound but that’s just the cruel way my body work. My sister, Alyssa, knows all about this!  Our bodies just like to bounce up and down, week by week, slowly making the ground below us a little bit lower than before…

But knowing this does also just push me harder to make sure I make up for it!

Ladies, does your body weight bounce up and down drastically in within a day like my sister and mine?  I bet we’re not the only ones!

How do you handle when your brain is losing the battle with your stomach?!

Peace and Monkeys,

April


3 thoughts on “Avoiding temptation – By April

  1. April when you went in to the Black Angus did you plan to eat just protein? Did you drink any sugary beverages or did you just drink water or unsweetened tea? Sounds like you had a lot of carbs and stuff. Carbs are evil!

  2. Hi! Been reading your blog for a few weeks :) Thought I’d chime in!

    My weight USED to jump up and down drastically, when I was heavier (around 190)… but now that I am in the low 120s and have adopted a different lifestyle (eating clean, no processed foods, almost no grains) I don’t see those jumps anymore. When my behavior is consistent, so is my weight!

  3. Mine bounces around too… bad decisions (like dinners like this) really stick with me sometimes! Even with activity! I try to do the “only each xx%” thing (depending on how large the portions are) when eating out and if I succeed, it is awesomely worth it. But it’s very tempting!

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