My prescribed cheat day was interesting in that I didn't have the appetite nor ability to eat as much as I initially thought I wanted. That's good though. The night before I read that the cheat day shouldn't last more than 12 hours so I tried to keep myself busy with other things until after 10am so that I could enjoy some popcorn with a late movie at home later.
I had Girl Scout cookies but didn't want the ice cream that I planned to have with them. Cro and I ate at a place called Chef Mike's charcoal grill for our date lunch. Chef Mike grills almost everything on a super huge charcoal grill. I had a tenderloin sandwich (the chef makes his own bread too) and a side of breaded onion rings which were to-die for. I couldn't finish anything so we took a lot of it home for Cro to have on another day.
I had purchased a small chocolate sheet cake to satisfy desire created by having to pass on cake at every office celebration. After cutting a serving that wasn't any bigger than what a serving at the office would be I was only able to eat three bites. Maybe it tastes good to the office people because it is something to take their minds off of work for a few moments. I guess either Cro will have sheet cake to eat this week or one of us can take it in to work on Monday.
For dinner I had Dreamfield's low-carb pasta with cheese and was only able to eat a third of my serving of that!!! I was going to eat one of the Valentine's Day chocolates that I gave Cro but after eating half of a thumb-print sized chocolate-mint I didn't even want the rest of that.
Later that evening Being Human was on the BBC America channel. I love that series so much! I made popcorn that I didn't want all of.
So in conclusion, though I did have a variety of cheat foods I was surprised that I didn't want all that much. Oh! And the craziest thing to me was that I didn't even want my diet soda until near the end of the day and only made myself have one so that I wouldn't mourn drinking only water for the entire next week. Diet Root Beer with Splenda which was actually quite good but I'm happy that I so easily did without it for so long. :)
Okay, on to the next week of meat, beans, veggy and I'm excited and hopeful to see if I end up with a loss by next Saturday morning. I'm going to do without diet soda again until Saturday and don't think I will have any trouble doing that at all.
|ground beef, onions & red pepper flakes|