Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels"

I'm sure you've all heard this quote before and I just have to say that it is just not right. Now that I have been at a healthy weight for the last six months, I've come to really enjoy the special indulgences that I allow myself. Today, my wife made muffins. She made a few special ones for me without the extra brown sugar, but apparently they were too go to pass up for my little 2 yr. old. I didn't care. I ate the ones with the extra brown sugar and I am glad I did. It is something that I don't get everyday. Thin feels good, but food still tastes better. I am changing my tastes for sure, enjoying fruit and veggies a lot more than in the past, but if I had to live on fruit and veggies and never see another frozen custard from Culver's, my life would be much less satisfying.

Food tastes good. I like food. Being thin will never feel as good as tasting something good. Today, I received information about the National Weight Control Registry. I am now eligible since I have maintained a 30 pound loss for a year. I lost my first 30 pounds in early July of last year, so I cheated a bit. The survey was very long and very in depth asking about 200 different foods and how often you eat them, asking about habits both eating habits and exercise habits, asking about family history, and several other questions that are more for statistical purposes. I am looking forward to doing everything I can to remain accountable to myself and being part of the National Weight Control Registry is just another way to stay accountable.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

WW is all about teaching us how to achieve a healthy weight and still have our Culvers frozen custard! You are the success story!

kborn said...

Life is all about moderation. Not only weight & food, but exercise, hobbies, sleep, alcohol--everything! It's a challenge to keep it all balanced, but that's what keeps things interesting on a day-to-day basis!
AJ wanted the low sugar ones too, huh? Silly kid.
Hope little Benji's still treating you well!

Skinny Guy said...

I agree 100%! There is so much awesome tasting food out there - that quote never resonated very well with me either.

I've always thought about signing up for the NWCR, but never seemed to get around to it yet. Maybe soon...

spunkysuzi said...

There are certain things that will always taste good, and in moderation will work with the food program you're using. I'd love to be thin but i will always love food as well ;)

Anonymous said...

i didn't mention that those muffins were first dipped in melted butter to make the sugar stick.. glad you enjoyed them!! the dangers of a new kitchen!! TW

Anonymous said...

Sprinkle the sugar on before you bake them and they make a wonderful crusty top! I also made muffins yesterday, chocolate chip, cinnamon and blueberry. YUM!! Glad you're enjoying the new kitchen!

:) Peachy

Kate said...

Your an inspiration, and I really hope that in a year time, I can say I've have maintained my weight as well as you!

It's all about moderation!