I don't believe in "diets" per se, but that "Diet" refers to your Way Of Eating (WOE). In the last year (I can actually pinpoint it to last Halloween) I have gained back 15 pounds that I had lost in 2009 (of the almost 30). Very sad. Very, very sad indeed.
The main reason I'm bothered by it is because I feel unhealthy. Bleck. Also, and kind of important to me, my clothes don't fit anymore. I actually had to buy a couple of outfits in a bigger size. NOOOO! This makes me so very sad! I have forgiven myself because over the last year I know my health took a hit when I got Shingles for the third time and that became Fibromyalgia. I am still trying to figure out what will, can and does work for me. In the meantime, here are my biggest weaknesses.
I can't just say "candy" or "cookies" because it's both. I know my "cheating" started last Halloween because I decided to indulge on some Reese's cups. I love them. I missed them. I also indulged at Thanksgiving. My mother's Pecan Pie is To. Die. For. (I have mentioned this--lol). I also made a killer Pumpkin Cinnamon pull-apart bread thing (drizzling with butter). And the Brownie-Oreo-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie monstrosity. I made that a few times over the holidays last year. Mmmmm. Yummy. Oh and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough... Yummy! (But so wrong, I know.)
Especially my own homemade bread. And rolls. Yummy. I make these Delicious Sweet Potato rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are hard to resist. But really I just miss bread. I have always loved bread.
Another one of my absolute favorite foods that are so bad for my blood sugar. Even sweet potatoes are semi-taboo and sometimes I have found trying to substitute a sweet potato for a Russet just doesn't do it for me.
It's the easiest breakfast (lunch and dinner, anyone?) on the planet. It's crunchy, sometimes sweet (sometimes too sweet), it's "wholesome" or at least you are led to believe it is. I am not that picky either. I mean I don't really like sugary cereals but I like granola, corn flakes, Corn Chex, Cheerios, Special K, Honey Bunches of Oats (HELLO!) and UGH! They are all bad for my blood sugar!
5. Ice cream:
You know, it's weird because I was not a huge ice cream fan or eater before I got married. Superman loves it and I kind of got hooked through him. There are a couple of flavors I can't resist; Chocolate Chip Cookie dough is one. And it's hard to resist the swirl cup at Costco (that is technically yogurt, but still).
So there it is. All the things I had removed from my diet that slowly eked there way back in and that's why I'm struggling. I must resist but some days it just feels like Resistance is Futile!