Yesterday, I had a moment. I almost fell of the cliff. You know the one... the one you're standing back from and walking away from when you are getting off junk, sugar, or wheat. I have been 100% compliant on Medifast for a little over a week now, but last night was the first time I actually had a struggle.
I had planned to make something from our leftover salmon fillets for dinner, but at the last minute we decided on "Valentine's pizza" (heart shaped, some special promo for the holiday). I figured that would be fine, since I'd already prepped the crust for my Lean and Green/low carb cauliflower pizza earlier. I love that stuff! So the pizza arrived, the kids got their slices. We ordered extra pizza for my son to take to work and for lunches this weekend. I made my low carb pizza and salad. Usually I can't even finish it all in one sitting, but last night I was extra hungry (hormones) and managed to eat it all... and then, when the kids had cleared, I was putting away the leftover pizza and.... I had that moment. Staring at the sausage pizza slices, still slightly warm and fragrant, no one else around. In the past, when I was low carbing I'd take a slice sometimes and peel off the sausage-cheese layer and eat that, throwing the crust away. But that wouldn't work on Medifast. It would be too many calories... too much fat and salt. I shut the box. I opened the box. I shut it again and put it in the fridge and got myself a sugar free lime jello cup to get my mind off it. And then I was fine.
The pizza is still there today, but as long as I don't have to see and smell the warm sausage pizza, it doesn't bother me. I did decide to enjoy something sausagey... but *healthier*... for my dinner tonight! This: Italian Sausage and Peppers over Spaghetti Squash. By using low fat chicken sausage, adding veggies, and using squash instead of pasta, I can enjoy something totally delicious and healthy! I can make the same sauce for the kids and let them have it over Barilla Plus high protein pasta. Win for everyone!
I am so glad we have a long weekend. I need a break! I am still feeling really great, although my feet still hurt if I overdo it. Planning on continuing with my spring cleaning over the weekend. Have a good one!
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