What a pretty lettuce leaf, doesn’t it make you want to come over all healthy and throw away the crisp packet forever. I am in dire need of lettuce leaves just now. I have a confession to make girls and I am not proud of myself. Don’t hold me up as some beacon of light in the slimming stakes, how I managed to lose the weight last time I don’t know. This time I am struggling a tad.
Before I could do the whole moderation thing. I could have just one square of chocolate or a handful of nuts. Nowadays, hmmmmm, hell no! Take this weekend for example. I was doing really well last week, moderation and I were getting along just fine. Well that was until Thursday. Funny how one shit day when life throws you a curve ball that hits you fair and square on the blind side can throw your perfect planning and methods of moderation all to pot.
By Friday evening I hadn’t just fallen off the diet band wagon, no I had fairly leaped from the thing landing head first in a ditch and watching as the band wagon bounced joyfully into the distance leaving me scrabbling about making best friends with the fridge.
The fridge and I have been horribly close this weekend. In fact dare I say it but I have even raided the freezer and pinched Idgy’s oven chips. Even after my binging on Friday night and a pathetic confession on Facebook, there I was on Saturday morning in the supermarket clutching a large sized packet of roasted tomato and herb crisps. Did I swither at the checkout? Did I weigh up the pros and cons and think about the dire consequences to my stomach? Er no, I just scampered out with my bounty and quaffed the lot along with some rather nice rose.
I am horribly guilty of the old ‘in for a penny in for a pound’ way of thinking. That ‘Well I’ve failed now so might as well carry on and eat everything’ mindset. This is not good. This is not good at all.
Last week I talked about setting up a special group on Facebook for us. Well I got it set up but then went into melt down and panicked that nobody would join and I would look a complete idiot. My inner pessimist go hold of me and told me what a silly idea it was. As ever I listened to my inner gremlin (a right little Golum he is too) and after a good start when I made a nice banner for the page and learned how to set it all up I then wimped out and got no further.
When I put up a note on Saturday and then again on Sunday on my normal Facebook page about my foodie failings this weekend I got some lovely support, so I am going to take a deep breath and start this group thingy and just hope that some of you will join me and we can support each other.
Here is the address for our group, just click on the link, In My Comfort Zone Diet
When you get to our special club page you will see a link where you can zap me an email to join. I will then say yes and you are in the gang! My plan is to put up any recipes, hints and tips and any links to information that might be of use to us. I would like this to be a real all-in-this-together group and have everyone putting in any help they can, from their recipes and ideas, photos, links to good sites etc, anything you can think of. We can post about our good days and bad days, our successes and the days when we wobble.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for the group.
Today I am in a healthy zone of fresh fruit and lettuce. There is not a crisp, a biscuit, choccie or cake in sight, not because I have purged the property of such temptation but because I ate the lot over the weekend. Oh what a dreadful beastie I am…….