I got cocky with my weight loss and fell off the wagon. Well, I wouldn’t say “fall off the wagon” per se, more of a tuck and roll, careening down a canyon while picking up speed after each roll. Saturday for example, my sister, son and I tried out a restaurant called Dirty Franks. It’s a delicious, cool little hot spot down town that focuses on hot dogs. My meal? Oh Lord, I’m embarrassed:
- Tater tots (both plain and with bacon bits)
- Little Cream Soda (alcoholic)
- Loaded Potato Dog
- The Octodog (Carter ate the mac-n-cheese while I ate the wiener) because how could I resist this cutie-patutie dish?
I will say I’ve lost around 10 pounds. My jeans are falling off my ass and in lieu of 3 muffin tops I only have 1. It’s amazing how just a few changes, have had a great impact including:
- Using skim milk in lieu of 2% in my latte.
- Ensuring only a tablespoon of vanilla syrup in lieu of a free pour in my latte.
- Removing the afternoon coke.
- Remove my late night snack (usually).
- Exercise 1-2 times a week.
Let me be clear, wine doesn’t count. I do not count wine points. That’s inhumane and shame on Weight Watchers for suggesting this course of action.
As I ate lunch today, I had to laugh at how I cheat on my diet. I’m not ashamed because I’m guessing I’m not the only one. It’s not like I’m trying out for American Ninja Warrior nor will I be attending the Arnold Classic. I’m slowly getting back on the wagon but for now, here are a few things I’ve been known to do.
Food Diary of a Cheater
I hold the tablespoon out to accept the vanilla flavoring for my latte. I “accidentally” let the flavoring run over to where it’s about 1.5 tablespoons by then.
Prepare a 310 calorie spaghetti with meat sauce lunch then top it with about 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
Stacey’s Naked Chips states that 10 chips equal 4 points. When I pour them out on a napkin, I begin to put broken chips together to make a full chips. By the time I’m done, I have a chip the circumference of a rice crispy treat x’s 10.
If it’s fat-free sour cream, I laden it on my meal like it’s water. And when it comes to protein, no one ever said who’s palm we are measuring against so it’s at this time I choose the palm size of Goliath or an NBA player.
Please see my philosophy on wine.
Now I want to hear from you guys. How do you cheat on your diet? Or do you have the will-power of a priest?