Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weigh-In Day / Temptation

So today is weigh-in day... my first weigh in since beginning the challenge. I don't have a scale yet and can't afford to buy one so I've been using my mom's I'll be heading over there in a couple hours so I'll weigh myself and post the results ASAP.

In the meantime, check out what I've been doing all day:

I'm hosting a GIRLS-ONLY COOKIE EXCHANGE tonight.... so I've been baking all day. Rice krispie treats (made by me and my munchkin) and then different holiday chocolate chip cookies. I did have one cookie because, well, it broke. And I knew if I didn't try one then I would end up scarfing some down later. Deprivation is a huge key to overeating. It's ok to enjoy certain things if you absolutely, truly want them... but MODERATION IS KEY!

I know there are some die-hard diet advocates out there (Ahem! ALLAN) that would disagree with me. I mean, don't get me wrong. Sweets are what got us fat. But from a psychological standpoint (my area of expertise) when you deprive yourself of something, especially when you're at a social gathering and everyone else is stuffing their faces, the very second you are behind a closed door you'll go crazy. Chances are you'll eat not only one cookie, or two or three, but a whole dozen! It's far less calories to take a "sample" of something, savor a bite or two, and feel satisfied with that.

So anyway, I was getting really hungry while I was baking. Then I realized I hadn't had lunch yet. So I got some supplies out and made a "pizza".

Whole grain tortillas, 1/4 c. (less, actually) pizza sauce and 2 light string cheeses. It was extremely yummy and I finally found a pizza that I can eat without guilt. The tortilla was 150 calories, sauce was 30 calories and both cheeses were 120 calories together for a grand total of 300 calories. For me, it's a bit low. But I also added the cookie I ate into the equation so my lunch was roughly 400 calories. Not too shabby!

Well that's all I have for now. I need to get a quick rest in before I have to get up and clean, bag all the cookies, get us both ready for tonight, fix a quick dinner (my li'l chef has requested the tortilla pizza!!!) and get my booty over to Mom's house for a weigh-in. Wish me luck!!!!


  1. Have a good weigh in! :) And I agree with you, if you don't eat something you absolutely want every once in a while, you'll go crazy and eat a ton of it later (I can attest to me doing that before!).

  2. All due respect, but that is crap. Depriving yourself of food, then freaking out is an adolescent excuse. Your theory for the food addict as it pertains to a heroin addict would be to give them a little taste, maybe one little injection. Not going to fly..