Fast Food dies a slow sad death

Let’s talk about what I USED to love the most, in order of priority:

Culver’s North Atlantic Cod Fillet Basket with crinkle cut fries

Burger King’s Whopper with ONLY Heavy mayo, heavy tomatoe, and cheese (no onion or pickles) with a large side of onion rings and the onion ring sauce.

McDonald’s Fish Fillet sandwich with fries and a chocolate shake.

Hardee’s Big Ham and Cheese sandwich with Curly Fries

Arby’s Roast Beef and Cheddar, regular size with curly fries

Do you know which of these items I can now eat?  NONE OF THEM!!!!  No, it has absolutely nothing to do with me restricting what I eat.  What it has to do with, is what I WAS restricting myself to eating a month ago, and before that.

I have come to the really sad conclussion that I can no longer eat fast food.  Let’s talk about all those nasty things we don’t say in public, shall we? Diarrhea, constipation, severe stomach cramps, nausea and burping and bloating, oh my.

My formerly favorite Big Hot Ham and Cheese can now bring me to my knees, in pain, not pleasure, in a matter of 3 minutes from the first swallow.  It’s a nice way to remind myself to stay relatively true to my diet.  I still cook dinner a few nights a week, drink diet soda, and apparently don’t eat fast food anymore.  All in all, not bad.  I’m holding steady at 161.5 pounds still, which equals AWESOME since my cruise is in t-minus 10 days, boo yeah!!!!!

My goal is to be able to eat all the epic food on this ship, and yes really, that’s gonna be my view!  So we’ll be looking at: Sushi, Steak, Buffet, Chinese, Teppanyaki, Chuccacaria or something, French and Italian, as well as all the fun bar food and Alaskan sea food I can manage to stuff into my face…for 7 days…as well as 4 days traveling to and from Seattle, then Vancouver back to Seattle, and finally back home.

My former iron-lined stomach is letting me down, but I refuse to pull a Titanic and tell my fast food “I’ll never let go, I’ll never let go”! 😉 Haha, made myself laugh.

Dieting is like winning the lottery

This may sound naive, but dieting is like winning the lottery.  Not so much that only one in 120,000 wins anything, but what happens after they win.  It’s a life changing experience. Lotto winners are advised to surround themselves with a team of financial advisors.

Losing weight is similar in that when you reach the goal weight, heck, even as you are losing weight you feel like your life is changing.  Then you reach the promised land, the jackpot, and it all stretches out before you.  Endless possibilities lay before you now.

Did you know that if someone wins the lottery but doesn’t get a plan and support they will more than likely end upon the same style of living and same financial hardships as before they won?

If you don’t have a plan for maintaining after losing the weight, you are setting yourself up for failure.  So the solution to this?  Surround yourself with a team (family and friends and experts) to help you maintain your goal when you win that lotto (or in this case, that magic number you’re searching for on the scale), and have a plan of action.

That’s all for now.