Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Close Call

I came close to totally losing it over the weekend. It started off with my normal Friday night pig out on a burger and chips. Every time I get it I say "next time I won't get the chips, I don't really need them" and then I still get the chips because I can't say no to chips.

Then Saturday night I was supposed to go out with some girlfriends in Geelong (about an hour away), but it was cancelled. Unfortunately I had booked a non-refundable hotel room, so I still went with another friend. We went out for dinner at an Indian restaurant and I had prawn saag, onion bhaji and garlic and coriander naan, a bottle of red wine and then waffles for dessert from a chocolate shop. It was delicious and I don't really mind pigging out when I go somewhere nice and have a good time. It wasn't even about the food as much as having a nice night with a good friend.

As usual I took it too far. Sunday night came around and I got the 'I don't want to go to work tomorrow blues', so a friend and I went for a late night drive and got McDonalds (the new homestyle beef burger is really yummy!) and then Krispy Kreme donuts.

I always take things too far, I would have been so proud of myself if I could have just kept my blow out to Saturday night, why I had to make it a weekend eating extravaganza is beyond me.

The good thing is that I put a stop to it. On Monday I came close to getting fish and chips for tea and I stopped myself. I knew without a doubt that if I kept eating shit food this week that I would totally lose it and keep eating crap until my holiday. I even started to rationalise eating crap in my head, telling myself that maybe I should start eating before my holiday because I have been on a (mostly) liquid diet and my body will need to get used to eating food every day. Gees I can come up with some stupid excuses! Anyway I managed to stop myself in the end, but it was a close call. Now I am afraid of the scales on Friday!!!


  1. Don't beat yourself up about it. A burger and fries is no biggie. I only have 1 free meal a week. That's it. So, I could have had the burger, and that's all I could have had, for the entire week. It kind of makes you look forward to it.

  2. Bummer really... I too blew it out over the weekend, and I just had ice cream and jelly.... dumb eh? I am dreading the scales.... hope yours are nice to you mate.

  3. I am coming on over via Chris's blog.

    At least you went out and didn't lose you hotel money. It sounds like you had a good time doing it too! The food sounded YUMMY.

    I need to go splurge somewhere.

    Friends can suck when they back out of plans.

  4. The indian dinner with your friend isn't anything to be concerned about, but it makes the rest of the weekend look pretty bad, doesn't it?

    I'm glad that you managed to put a stop to it - though perhaps you might want to look at buying some crumbed fish fillets and some healthy choice fries to keep in your freezer the next time you have a hankering for the stuff? Those things are actually pretty good at tiding over those cravings (and you can have broccoli and carrots alongside with it so you don't even get the guilt, yaaaay!)

    There's no need to be afraid of the scales - if you stay on track for the rest of the week, your body will forget everything that happened in the weekend :-)

  5. Krispy Kreme is my downfall. I used to find an excuse to eat them every week (along with Grill'd burgers. Yummm) but now they're on my "strictly forbidden you'll develop diabetes if you eat them" list of foods. I havent eaten one in about a month and i honestly cant even remember what they taste like anymore.

    If worst comes to worst you can always repeat the mantra "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

    Hang in there! Tomorrow is always another day.


Awww thanks so much for the comment!