I made every attempt to GAIN WEIGHT my last week before my diet started.
I ate grilled cheese and fondue and pasta.
And I enjoyed it all.
Did I succeed?
I lost three pounds on account of I’ve been sick like a dog with a stupid respiratory virus.
When I open my mouth to speak, I bark.
The sad reality of being sick is that NOTHING TASTES GOOD.
I tried to make myself a gin and tonic and all I tasted was a faint sour flavor when I sampled it.
Being sick prevents me from DRINKING like I usually do.
Ironically, I think that the biggest challenge to my diet will not be the lack of food or calories.
It’s going to be not drinking.
I already know this.
It’s not easy for me to cut back on drinking UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, let alone eliminating it from my diet completely.
Perhaps this is a sign of a problem.
I can’t help it.
One beer becomes a glass of wine which turns into a cocktail and before I know it, I’ve had two or three drinks in a night.
My cousin Jennifer once told me that doctors classify “binge drinking” as more than two glasses of alcohol a night, to which we both replied “then every one I know is a binge drinker!”
Tejas thinks I’m crazy but I’ve bought about 50 bottles of sparkling water to replace the alcohol (and soda) I used to drink.
I just don’t like water, is all.
Of course, it does occur to me that the WHOLE REASON I have to lose weight is too many cocktails.
So this will be good for me, right?