Thursday, December 18, 2008

Well, yesterday I ate sooo badly. We stopped at McDonalds and got an Eggnog Milkshake. Now let me say that I haven't purchased anything at McDonalds in over 2 years (probably longer)...so this was huge. But I really do like their Eggnog Milkshakes...I got a small (could have had a gigantor huge one it tasted sooo good...but I did small). I made cookies for work (we have our christmas party tomorrow and we decided to have a cookie tray and punch for our customers....so I volunteered to do some cookies). Well, I ate cookie dough.....a lot of cookie dough. (ohhh yeah, I ate my allotement of calories/points just in my normal meals that I ate...so these extra things are truely extra calories that I took in). Ohh yeah, and then in the evening I made popcorn and had a diet soda. The popcorn and diet soda have so much sodium (that I'm not used to) that it affects my weight...water retention. So I KNEW that this morning was going to be BAD. (as in I'm teetering on the edge of going over 200 pounds...and I thought I would after yesterdays eating.). HOWEVER, in the middle of the night I woke up with stomach pains. Now I won't give you all the icky details but suffice to say that every hour or so I got out of bed an well, elminated some of the bad food that I ate. It happens almost everytime I eat horribly! And everytime, I realize that before I started eating healthy and was eating like that all the time, that the middle of the night stomach aches were commonplace. So this morning, still feeling a bit nauseated, I stepped onto the scale. ANd I was down almost a full pound. Oh my word. I was shocked. Nope, no exercise yesterday either.

Ok, how was that for TMI????

Now here is the question of the hour. Because we don't get these yummy treats all that often anymore, does it make us want to attack a plate of cookies with more vengenance than we would have in the past...before the altered lifestyle. Does it taste so good and do we lose control more easily because it's something that we don't get that often, or did we always fall upon a plate of cookies (fudge, cake...whatever) with a frenzy reminicent of some 'half starved, on therdeathbead

4 comments:

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

Sorry to hear of your tummy troubles - happens to me whenever I eat unhealthy foods. UGH! I think I probably attacked the plate of cookies just as badly before I started on this health journey. It's just that I didn't care and so, I didn't pay attention to how I acted. I notice it now because I'm more aware of what I eat and how much.

Donna B said...

Cookie Dough is my weakness! Someone asked me if I worried about getting sick from the raw eggs, but that never happened to me, and I still remember Rocky drinking raw eggs in the movie! Still haven't made any cookies, and I assigned the desserts for Christmas day to my sister and Mom and told them to bring things they liked, since they will take them home! Can't control them yet, so I'll stick with the tiny samples of cake and cookies I can get when I go to the grocery store!

SeaShore said...

I don't think I used to attack a plate of yummy cookies, rather I would just contentedly eat my fill, which would be a lot of cookies! I just never denied myself any junk food in any quantity before.

JC said...

Not to sound all preachyfied but our bodies are truely wonderfully made. When we treat them well we are rewarded with good health. How cool is that. I don't know if it is because I'm more aware of how my body is going to react to wonderful but awful for me foods or because I'm aware that others (family, friends & coworkers) are watching what I'm eating when they never did before. I just realize I'm rambling without making a point. The point is this year I don't have a desire to eat more than I need or eat food that is going to cause me to be sick in the middle of the night. However, I know that at any given moment I could throw caution to the wind and attack and plate of sweets or eggnog.