Holy buffet Batman! That is crazy!
Crazy or not, I proved that theory to be true. (I can feel my face turning red…)
Two years ago our family went on a Disney cruise. When I got home and stepped on the scale, I realized one of my souvenirs was 5 pounds.
I lost a couple of those pounds, but the other few have lingered like the smell of French Toast after the breakfast dishes have been done.
This January, we decided to go on another cruise.
I could hear the new five pounds saying, “Make room on your thighs, little mama, ‘cuz here we come!” But the five pounds waiting to attach to my person didn’t know about my “I Won’t” for January.
That’s right, food fans. I committed to NOT overeat. And I haven’t – not even once. (For the record, I’m continuing January’s “I Won’t” into February. It is February 5th, and I haven’t stuffed myself a single time.) It is true – I actually went on a cruise and did not overeat. All that food – and I stayed in control. Last cruise I ate like I’d never seen food before. I felt constantly sluggish. By day three or four I was on food-overload. Near the end of the cruise, I had eaten so much and so often that food didn’t even sound good. I preferred the elevator to the stairs. At dinner when the waiter asked my dessert preference, I just said, “Yes.” Once home, the button on my jeans didn’t stand a fighting chance.
The cruise of 2014 was totally different. From the very first plate I filled, I stopped when I was satisfied. It was HARD. I wanted to keep going. I really did. But, because I had set the fork down, when the next meal rolled around I was actually…HUNGRY! I took the stairs. I ran two 5Ks that the ship offered as activities. I felt energy. I didn’t even mind when it was swimsuit time. Well, let’s not get carried away.
And when I got home, the scale backed me up. I gained 1.5 pounds, which I shed in two days.
I didn’t deny myself the soft-serve ice cream. I ate the appetizers and the desserts right along side the main dish. I just didn’t allow my stomach to call the shots. Nope. My brain was in charge. What a difference!
I loved January’s “I Won’t!” On December 31, 2014, I hope to report that I went 365 days without overeating.
Blog to you soon,