I have made a decision, since I have been feeling the fast food cravings for quite awhile now, I know that it is only a matter of time before I cave. Rather than caving, I am going to give myself permission when I reach 279 to have one day that doesn't count in my mind. I know me, and I know that if I cave without permission, I will sneak it. From whom I don't know but I will sneak it and hide it and then it will become a habit. This I do not want because I REFUSE to turn back after coming this far. It has been nearly a year since I have had any fast food besides Subway or Papa Murphy's DeLight. I am going to heed this warning and just give myself a day. Why you ask am I waiting to get to 279?? It's simple. You can't have a day like this without some sort of consequence, and I know that the consequence will come in the form of a gain. I am giving myself a 1 pound buffer so that I don't go over 280. Another consequence I am sure will be feeling sick, my body does not handle junk food the way it used to, particularly grease. I am sure once I have this day, I will enjoy it at the time, but when it is all said and done, and I am sick to my stomach, I will remember why I do not eat fast food anymore. LOL
Did you know that it takes 3500 calories to make a pound? I will use myself as an example... I burn approximately 2494 calories a day, now that is if I laid in bed all day. To gain a pound in a day I would have to consume 3500 calories more than what I burn (5994). Or over the course of a week I would have to consume 500 more than what I burn every day (2994). Given this math, gaining a pound really does take some effort. That would be a heck of a lot of calories to eat in a day. I am sure my little day venture will equal at least a pound but I have 6 more days in the week to make up for it :)
I am off to start my busy weekend, but.... I have another yummy recipe to share. I apologize for the quality of photos, I only have 2 sets of plates lol....but you get the idea and the food is amazing!!
|Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken|