musculArgirl2 wrote:You are doing awesome on the no cheats!!!
Thanks, Becky! Coincidentally, after I posted that, tonight turned out to be really hard.
Right after I made that post we went for dinner, and I was fine throughout the whole meal, I had steak and veggies, and a decaf coffee instead of dessert; and then on the drive home I just wanted donuts and all I wanted to do was drive to a Tim Horton's and get like 40 donut holes or 6 donuts. Uggghhh!!!! I pulled over and thought about it, then my husband started saying things like "You don't want it, come on let's just go home.... You'll regret it, you know it's not what you want...etc." and then I got mad at HIM and resented him for pressuring me to make the decision that he thought was best. He's the one that has to live with me when I cheat and am down for a few days, but I really think if I'm going to cheat I just need to cheat and let that be it. I don't know. Already I'm more relaxed and I see he was just trying to help.... why is it so emotional for me? I don't get it. I felt so good until that drive home from dinner and then the craving just hit me and nothing else mattered. Do you ever feel that way?
musculArgirl2 wrote:Have a nice time in England!! sounds like a blast!! What a nice place to go and stay for free.
it's funny when you visit someone else and have to get use to their routine how hard it can be meal wise! So do british people then abide by portion control? It kind of sounds like they do.
My inlaws are both super slim and don't eat much at all! I don't know if this is how all English people eat, but here is a typical day with them:
Breakfast - 1-2 pieces of toast with margarine or jam, and some tea or coffee
Lunch - Some kind of vegetable soup and maybe a piece of bread
Snack - A cup of tea, and maybe crackers and cheese or a scone with jam
Supper - 1 cup of rice with 1 cup of beef/vegetable stew (or something similar, and they don't cook enough for seconds)
Dessert - 1 tiny sliver of some amazing cake, and tea or coffee
On that I will die by about 3PM, and before bed my stomach is eating itself. I used to ask J to go down to the pantry to get me an apple, or I would go to town and buy a bunch of non-perishables to store in our guest room so that I could eat and not be embarrassed! So funny! It really is a beautiful place to visit and I really enjoy my time with them... I just usually lose about 10 lbs, depending on the length of our visit.