Thursday, July 8, 2010

Don't Flirt with Pizza!

Yeah you read that right. I am calling myself out in hopes that this will help you. For most of you regular readers, you know that I have lost 104 lbs. to date and I did it the old-fashioned way, with no diet pills or weight loss surgery. I have changed my lifestyle to reflect a healthier way of eating and have made exercise a priority. I have to focus on this, that is if I want to maintain my current weight. And this is the first time in my life that I have been able to maintain a healthy weight, so I am sticking to the plan.

One thing that has apparent to me though is my flirtation with pizza. It is one of my favorite food groups. And I have been eating it every week. Religiously. Never fail. Because of one reason, it's convenient. Oh never mind that it tastes good, it has all that delicious cheese dripping off of it, or that I load it up with the veggies. I am still flirting with it and getting away with it. I can eat it and maintain. That is a dangerous, "close to the line" behavior. YIKES!!

So in light of this revelation, I have to back off of it, I will have to give it up because of my love for it. I know....you are thinking that one or two slices aren't that bad for you, but in my world, yes it is. I'll eat two slices...enjoy it...and then look for the next item on the menu. It starts a chain of bad eating behavior that lasts the entire weekend. Then Monday morning, here I am again....in trouble with the scale.

Now before you scream out irrationally to the computer screen and say...Janelle...it's only pizza!!! Let me explain the way a ex-fat person thinks. If you can get away with eating things you love and there are no consequences then there will be no changes. It means that you can eat what you want...it doesn't matter what it is....and if the scale doesn't reflect the calories or binges, then you are "home free". Now the new way to think for me is just because you can, doesn't mean you should. With the healthy lifestyle of eating and because I want to be all that God has made me to be for His glory, then once I recognize a behavior that hinders my walk, even in the area of eating, then I have to correct it, no matter if it's eating one or two slices of pizza, or a chocolate cookie or 10 cookies, or whatever! It is still getting in the way. Therefore I can't flirt with foods that are causing me to disobey.

There I said it. How about you? What are you flirting with and you know you shouldn't?

Signed true confessions....with all the love in my heart....for you.
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