So one thing you always hear from those at goal is that the struggle doesn’t go away, most days, you just learn to combat it. If I am being honest, I don’t think I believed it. I thought for sure I could be “fixed” and that at some weight it would become easy. Man was I wrong! It’s hard. When I say in My Story that there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t want to eat a Costco sized back of peanut M&M’s, I mean it! What is true is that you get used to combating those cravings and most of the time, you get through them…but some days. Yes, you still have some days, some days where work sucks, or you didn’t sleep well, or your stressed over a upcoming family get together…you know…some days. On those days, when I lose a little control, when I run to food for comfort, one major difference to my old self, is that I confront those moments. I am not saying that I am confident enough that I don’t still take a peak in the rabbit hole of negative self judgement. The change is that when I come to, I count it. Now I am a Weight Watcher member so I count my points daily, but even if I didn’t do Weight Watchers, I would journal what I ate, mostly for these moments when I lose control. This is because quantifying those moments reminds you, that whatever it was, however down that hole you went, it’s not the end of the world. It doesn’t negate all the work you have already done.
This little dish is perfect for those types of days. Because one major rule I have after one of these moments, is that I DO NOT skip a meal. That is only going to make you starving for the next meal and feeling deprived will only make it easier to perpetuate the downward spiral that is already pretty tenuous. I have learned to make a few meals that are very low in points, full of protein and really satisfying. This is certainly that with the creamy yolk and slightly sweet squash and at 2 points its not going to break the bank. That way when I go over my points, I have a low point meal to propel me into more good decisions that generally bleed into the next day. Even if I have a few extra points available, I periodically make this as dinner for Jeff and I, because, I mean…who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? In this case, I serve with waffles and a low calorie chicken sausage. Its an easy 20 minute meal that always pleases.
So…this is all to say, during that next time that you have “one of those days” confront it, make this for your next meal…and move on. You have come too far; you have done too much, so don’t be mad at yourself for one moment.
Happy Feasting…even after you have done a little too much feasting.