It has been too long since I last updated this.
I have given up on the no dessert for a year.
When I went for my weigh-in at Curves on the 7th I was sorely disappointed. Their scale said I had lost a measly .5 lb. My scale at home said I had dropped 4 lbs, but I chose to believe the Curves scale. On top of that was the fact that the only place I had lost inches was on my thighs.
I already have skinny legs! I don’t need skinnier ones!
Anyway, I spent a good 24 hours being really pissed off. Then I got my shit together and decided that cutting dessert out of my life really wasn’t having an impact on my weight loss goals. So. . .
. . .I’m taking a more realistic approach to this whole thing I still want to lose 30 lbs., I still want to be healthier and make sure I have a good, strong, healthy heart. To do that I will continue exercising — I’ve had my workout intensity level ramped up a notch at Curves and I’m attempting to get there 4 times a week — I have managed to get out for a couple of nice long walks — that was a week ago when we had spring-like temps. Now that we’re in the deep freeze again. . .
My brief stint of not eating dessert (it was a month and a half) has taught me that I don’t really crave sweets as much as I had convinced myself I did. I am satisfying my sweet tooth with fresh fruit and a daily serving of yogurt and granola. It is certainly enough. I will still limit how much and how often I have dessert. I will replace cookies with my tea with a piece of fruit instead. I will continue to chew on raw vegetables when I get the munchies. (this is not my favorite thing to do — but it’s better for me, I know).
So, that’s my new approach. I don’t feel like too much of a quitter. I feel positive and energized. And hopeful.