Really I was.
I didn't want everyone thinking that the only thing I ever think about is cream filled chocolate covered bismarks. That, in fact, every day I really, really look forward to eating my big spinach salads topped with cucumbers, green peppers, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and a tablespoon of Newman's Own Vinegar and Olive Oil dressing.
It's to the point now where I think I want to live with a couple of these big wonderful salads every day of my life.
And the grapefruit?
How can I live my life without grapefruit? ... now, that I've grown to savor every succulent bite of it?
And now, that I've gotten into cooking my chicken fresh every day? And then, trying out a new spice. I just love my new eating routine.
What's happening to me?
But, some of your comments about that last post got me to thinking a little bit more about this upcoming bismark treat.
You see...I had thought that I would only eat, at most, half of it...maybe a quarter of it. But what if I get into it after a few bites, and I want to eat the whole thing?
You guys told me not to feel guilty about eating this treat.
And just so you know, Dawn, I do plan on having steak on Sunday too. I'm not usually a steak person...but for some reason I've been craving a nice juicy fillet with a boat load of steamed veggies on the side and then a nice big salad. I'm really liking vegetables these days.
Anyway, I digress...
So, I've decided that I probably will not be able to combat all the damage a big, because this is a good sized doughnut, doughnut will have on my very cleaned up digestive system.
But, I can do a little damage control by eating, for example, fewer carbohydrates on my other meals, and then perhaps slipping in a five mile run.
This whole doughnut thing also has me thinking about future treats. You have probably all been wondering how Sunshine Mama will be able to sustain such a strict diet for a long period of time. But, honestly, after being on this diet for four weeks, I can see that I like it. Why can't I eat more whole foods all the time?
Why can't I expand my "whole foods" horizon and start eating quinoa?
Ok, I've never had that, but I read about it today, and is sounds like something I would like to try.
But, I was thinking how maybe I can pick out one treat that I want to have for the week and eat it. So, this week...it's the doughnut.
Next week...maybe it could be some chocolate that I'm pretty sure my husband is going to give me for Valentine's Day. That way... I have a treat to look forward to at the end of the week...but I'm not ruining my tastebuds with day in and day out sugar and white flour foods.
I really like how my body craves such delicious whole foods. I love how the taste of everything has been enhanced because my tongue isn't coated with something that blinds my tastebuds to its original flavor.
So...not to belabor the bismark...but I guess I just had to get that out. I promise I'll talk about something different tomorrow.
And, hey, by the way it's almost the weekend! Anyone got any fun Valentine's Day plans or just plain fun plans?
I hope you're having a good one!