Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wo-"Man Up"

Might as well put it out there, just like Tiger did..."I cheated"!! No, not like that, but we did the Wendy's drive thru last night. I know I shouldn't have, and that it is going to have a negative impact on my weigh in tomorrow, but damn it all, I wanted a big old, juicy, bad for me burger. And of course, no splurge would be complete without those nasty French fries. So there you have it, I am a cheater. Now, I don't know which is worse, the actual cheating, or the fact that today I'm really not feeling all that guilty. I stayed on the plan all day long, but about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon I got a splitting headache and decided I would not be cooking dinner. Yes, I am well aware that there are healthy options out there, and I DID consider them. But I simply could not get the image of that burger out of my mind. :( I mentioned this craving to Hubby Dearest, and in an instant he was off to Wendy's for our dining pleasure.

Up to this point, I had actually done pretty well this week. We were out with friends Sat. night, and we might possibly have spent an extra moment or two in the bar, but I had planned for that eventuality. I was feeling fairly good about dodging that bullet. I'm back on track so far today, and I'm not stressing out about my evening of debauchery, I just thought that in the interest of full disclosure (mostly to myself) I should admit the error of my ways. I'm sure I can knock this burger and fries off fairly soon, but it most likely will affect my weigh in stats, and put me one week behind in my goal. That bothers me more than the actual ingestion of the burger and fries.

I'm ok with a small slip now and then, I've actually accounted for that in my 1# per week goal, I think. However, I don't think a burger and fries really amounts to a small slip. I'm going to dance and extra few minutes today, and do a few more minutes of weight training, then continue to do a bit more as the week progresses. I'll get the burger worked off, and I'll be back in the ballgame!!


  1. Sometimes it just ain't work fighting off the urges. Like you said, you planned for it (and the consequences). Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on the situation.

  2. Hey you satisfied an urge and it's over with :) That's a lot better than going on a 2 or 3 day bender with junk food!! Now make sure you shake that booty today :)

  3. You did it, you enjoyed it...let it go. You have got the right attitude about it, was it delicious, never having had a "Wendy's" how does it compare to "McDee's"?

  4. Moving forward is definitely the best solution... like you said, getting back in the ballgame is the important part.

  5. Burgers aren't on my "hit list", although I limit myself to having them every month or so. I'm fortunate in that I don't really care for fast food fries, so it's not a problem. So far. We know how that can change. :)

    Good for you for jumping back into the game today. Yesterday is over.

  6. My experience has been that if you have a SERIOUS craving for something, you're actually saving yourself some serious damage by going ahead and eating it, then jumping right back on the wagon. Otherwise, you snack yourself through 1,000 extra calories by trying to AVOID eating it, and may even end up eating it eventually anyway. I think you did just fine. And good for you for admitting to it...proud of ya' girl! :)


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