The Evil and Destructive Food Monster (EDFM)
Sunday, March 11, 2012
This weekend was only week 2 of my "healthy lifestyle" attempt. Therefore, only the second weekend of struggle thus far. As with many of you, i struggle over the weekends to exercise and avoid bingeing on unhealthy junk foods.
I have a little story to tell you about the "Evil and Destructive Food Monster" (EDFM) who stopped by to visit me not once, not twice, but yes three times this weekend. He was clearly testing my newfound motivation and dedication.
Saturday Morning: My dad and i took our dog for a long walk at the dog park in the a.m. I felt great getting up early and getting a brisk walk in. After we finished my dad noticed a sign in the provincial park that said "maple syrup festival: Free pancakes!!" My dad asked me if i'd like to go get some pancakes! I mumbled something about "...just my damn luck" and said, "Sorry dad, i'd better go home and have some oatmeal instead"
EDFM = ZERO
Cynthia = 1
Saturday Evening: Tonight my husband and I went to our favorite pizza place for dinner. It was my cheat meal... i couldnt wait i was so excited because i felt i worked hard all week and was looking forward to this yummy treat. I ate my pizza, and immediately my stomach felt HORRIBLE. Shooting pains from all the grease. I guess my body wasn't use to the fatty foods anymore... 2 weeks of eating clean and my body was already adjusting to the healthy foods. That's good news i suppose. After dinner we had already bought movie tickets so we had to go (even though my belly was hurting). We sat down and waited for the movie to start. You have to understand how hard this was for me.... not to eat ANYTHING while watching a movie in the theatre. It didnt matter that i felt sick.... in the past i would have ignored these feelings and ate more junk food anways. That is how destructive i was. I felt confident and happy that i didnt feel the need to eat snacks anymore!!! Just as quickly, the EDFM came swooping in, in the form of a very generous couple sitting next to us. The woman had a coupon for 2 extra large pops and a large popcorn. She gave it to my husband because "she wouldnt use it". I was cursing under my breath. (Popcorn at the movies is my ultimate weakness, normally i would have been super excited at the offer and eaten the whole bag to myself). My husband got up and went to use the coupon. He came back with a pop for himself and a water for me (Thank the heavens i thought!!!!!) He ate a few pieces of the popcorn, then proceeded to sit there the entire movie with it on his lap RIGHT BESIDE ME. At some point during the movie as my stomach began to let up my hand grabbed 3 pieces of the popcorn and after i chewed it i yelled and cursed at myself and i vowed to not dare touch anymore. I AM STRONGER THAN THE EDFM, i thought to myself. No more popcorn for me!!!!!
EDFM = 0
Cynthia = 1
Sunday Morning: Me and the dog went by ourselves to dog park this morning for a short walk. Then i decided to put her on the leash and we did 30 minutes of a walk/jog on the trails. It was a beautiful morning! As we were running back towards the car the EDFM reared his ugly head again. This time in the form of a STRONG aroma of pancakes and maple syrup. DAMN, i forgot about the free pancake hut the day before!!! I held my breath and we ran soooo fast away from the pancake hut. I stopped as we got to the car. I literally laughed out loud to myself. I think passerbys thought i was a crazy person, but i didnt care.
EDFM = 0
Cynthia = 1
As i'm typing this blog, i was just invited tonight to my cousins 18th birthday dinner. Once again i am laughing to myself. If the EDFM think he can sabotage my Sunday dinner he has another thing coming.
BECAUSE THIS GIRL IS STRONG! I AM DONE SITTING NEXT TO THE CHIP BOWL AT A PARTY. I AM DONE GIVING IN TO TEMPTATIONS. I AM DONE BASING ALL OF MY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AROUND FOOD. I AM DONE SABOTAGING MY DIET ON ONE MEAL. I AM DONE BEING THE FAT COUSIN.
Sorry Evil and Destructive Food Monster but you aren't going to win tonight.