Off the Wagon

I cheated.  There.  I said it.  I didn’t eat a Reese’s Cup, a McDouble, a baked potato, or mu gu gai pan.  I had a salad.  I didn’t have cheese, croutons, dressing, or crackers.  I had lettuce, bell peppers, onions, and salsa… and I feel terrible about it.

Photo by Muy Yum

“What had happened was…”

I was out with some friends at a Mexican restaurant, and I felt compelled to order something so I wouldn’t be the weird one.  When I asked for the salad with no cheese, croutons, dressing, or other additives, I realized that I was already the weird one.  When it came, I used the salsa as a dressing and gobbled it right up.  I didn’t tell my friends that this was contrary to my weight loss program.  To them, it appeared very healthy.  Still, I was concerned.  I emailed my nutritionist, and the response was positive:

It is NO BIG DEAL! Do not worry, you did not mess up anything metabolically. You made a very healthy choice by choosing the salad filled with veggies. Everyone occasionally goes off program. The important thing is that you get right back on track. You are doing a great job so far! Just keep up the good work, and I know you will see some good results this week.

Phew!  It’s so great to have access to professionals in the program for support and advice.

Have you fallen off the wagon?

Update:  The results are in.  My nutritionist was correct!  I did have good results this week.  In fact, I lost 6.5 pounds.



3 thoughts on “Off the Wagon

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