No more good days and bad days – or it’s not about the goujons!

March 26, 2009 at 11:23 pm 1 comment

As expected, my weight did not stay below 15 stone for very long. Like I said, the day before had been a bit unusual in that I wasn’t very well, slept most of the time, and only ate two small meals. Having said that, it is still down overall from where it has been, and my body fat is back down in the 45s (no doubt, until official weigh day on Sunday again!). But when I told hubby that my weight was back up over 15 stone, he said, “You shouldn’t have eaten the goujons.” Let me explain.

On Sunday, my mum threw a luncheon for some of her friends. We weren’t planning on going, but it was mother’s day, and when I spoke to her in the morning, she had been a bit weepy – there are a few things going on in her life right now. So we decided to surprise her and drop in. We were running late and didn’t get there till around 3 in the afternoon, not having had any lunch. We knew she’d have enough food to feed the 5,000 anyway. And we knew it probably wouldn’t be very healthy but we were ready for that. And we were right. Quiche, blintzes, and of course, goujons. Well, I don’t like quiche, the blintzes weren’t great, but I love goujons. LOVE ’em. And between us, we polished off a whole plateful. And it was goooood. Wasn’t very hungry later, and I think I may have just had a small bowl of cereal for dinner later that night.

Well, the next day, my weight was up by a pound. Then came the remark about not eating the goujons. And I just looked at him and said, but I wanted them. And I enjoyed them. And I have no intention of cutting out everything that I like because it might slow my weight loss. I want to be able to live a normal life. I want to be able to eat the goujons. And if this means that my weight loss is slow and steady, then that’s fine with me. That’s something I can live with long term. I refuse to pick the diet that doesn’t let me eat the goujons. I’ve lost about 13 pounds in around 10 weeks of healthy changes, and about 3% body fat, and I’m extremely happy with that. I no longer have good days or bad days, as defined by what I put in my mouth. They’re just days. Could I lose weight faster? Almost definitely. But history would suggest that it wouldn’t stay off and three months down the line I’d be another stone heavier. Like I said, it’s not really about the goujons, it’s about making healthier choices but leading my life, not deferring it until I weigh in at some magic number. A friend of mine says that she doesn’t “give in” to pancakes – she schedules them in to her week, once a week, on Monday mornings, and enjoys them with butter and maple syrup (what, no bacon?) and without guilt. She “embraces pancakes”. So here’s to embracing the pancakes.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  March 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    You made me Google goujons!

    I take it they are a breaded, deep fried fish? Well, hot damn, I’e have eaten them too! If there is anything I love, it is fried seafood! Comes of growing up near the Gulf of Mexico.

    And yes, some things we have to make room for in our lives. I like to eat mostly clean, but I’m never giving up pancakes. Or pizza. OK, I won’t eat fried seafood very often now, but if I want it enough, I will. Without guilt.

    I like your thought of having days not defined by eating… neither bad nor good, just days. Great post!

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