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28 September 2009

Would you like some cheese with that WHINE!!???

Ok - so I'm in need of a "whining" session. Sometimes I just want to scream and throw a tantrum like I'm a 2 year old in walmart.

I've posted many times about how much I absolutely LOVE my low-carb way of eating. I'm very happy that I've finally found what works in order to keep myself healthy and thin. I love how tasty this way of life is. I love how EASY this way of life is - in terms of NOT having to count anything anymore and worry about gaining weight, as long as I eat the things I know will not spike my insulin and make me fat...

However - that being said - i HATE the fact that I can't just eat WHATEVER I want. I HATE the fact that I can't go to Buffalo Wild Wings and get what I used to get...
Boneless (breaded) buffalo wings with a side order of cheesy buffalo chips (fried potatoes) & a beer.

I HATE the fact that I can't have oreos & milk at night like I used to.

It's not fair that I feel like I'm walking on eggshells just to keep my weight down.
The thing is - I'm so freakin' carb sensitive that even ONE "cheat meal" makes me gain weight. I do have them once in a blue moon - but I know I must get right back on track immediately or else I will gain all my weight back.

That's just it about my woe/lifestyle. I feel very fortunate to have FINALLY found what works - and I KNOW it's just that - in this day and age of convenience and fast food - in order to keep my weight down and stay healthy, I can't partake in convenience foods.

And that's something else that sucks, because I work 40+ hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and dangdit I want convenience! :P

BUT - with all of that whining said...the pros totally outweigh the cons.

Here are th cons I feel first...

CONS of Low-Carb Living:
  • Can't eat whatever I want, when I want.
  • I totally admit that I miss certain foods I can't eat anymore.
  • There are no "convenience" meals on this woe and everything has to be prepared in advance for lunch, or I spend $$ that I don't have to go out...
  • I can't eat how I used to in a pinch - specifically I can't just make a baked tater every single night for dinner...taters are too high in starch. :(
  • When I go out to eat, there's honestly only a FEW options that I can choose off of most menus

Pros of Low-Carb living:
  • I don't have to count any calories, points, fat grams, carbs, it is SO easy to know what to eat and what not to eat!
  • When I go out to a resteraunt, I can eat a YUMMY steak and vegee and not feel guilty over the steak - and instead feel satisfied and satiated!
  • Being 'allowed' to eat real fat and not being afraid of it!
  • Fat really flavors food!!!
  • I don't have to try at all anymore to actually LOSE weight. Maintaining my weight is a freakin' BREEZE (as long as I eat low-carb...)
  • Eating Low-Carb has really upped my interest in cooking and always finding new recipes to try...
  • In trying new recipes - I don't have to weigh/measure everything to make sure I know exactly how many calories/fat/points/carbs, in what I'm making.
  • I have been introduced to tons of new foods I'd have never tried in the past such as almond/nut flours, jicama, cherry tomatoes (I used to hate these, now I love them!)
  • I can eat nuts without feeling guilty!

So yeah...I could go on and on and on with the pros of this lifestyle - and THAT'S what keeps me going. Does it suck to think of the cons? Yes - there's no question...Do I miss junk food / convenience foods / chips, cookies, brownies, etc?...You bet your butt I do!
BUT again - it's not worth it. And I know that. That's the difference...

One of my favorite quotes ever is:
"Nothing worth doing ever came easy."

Ok - that is all. Just felt the need to whine! :P

1 comment:

  1. I could have written this just the other day. I had an out of control day for some reason and I just got so mad that I shouldn't eat pizza, Reese's Peanut-butter Cups Shake etc.
    I am looking forward to a leaner healthier me in the future and thanks for putting it all into perspective once more!