I haven't mentioned the diet for awhile, and you are probably thinking you're on to me. "Yes," you nod wisely. "This is what happened with Couch to 5K, and with Modified Couch to 5K, and with that whole Cleaning Program: big talk, and then a Suspicious Lack of talk."
But no! I am in fact still on the diet. I'm past the stage where the weight loss makes clothes "less tight," and now I'm into the stage where it makes them "loose and unflatteringly sloppy-looking." I've had many, Many, MANY slips (brownies! cake! clearance Valentine's candy!), but I haven't had that feeling of kind of HOPING I've blown it so I can go back to eating what I want. I keep thinking, "Okay, Swistle, right back on it now dear."
It helps that I am a person who likes eating the exact same meals day after day. The less I think about food, the better. I have chocolate-milky coffee (half microwaved skim milk, half coffee, with Splenda and baking cocoa) for breakfast (with cereal or eggs if I'm hungry), turkey-vegetable-chickpea soup for lunch, chicken-vegetable stir-fry on rice for dinner, and fat-free sugar-free pudding for dessert (I recommend the cooked kind, which is an utter pain in the ass to make but I think more delicious than the instant kind). Snacks are milky tea, furtively-eaten marshmallows, various foods purchased "for the kids," swigs directly from a bottle of booze, etc. (Snacks need some work.)
I have a Freebie Day coming up: Easter candy is the best of all seasonal candy, so on Easter I eat ANY KIND I WANT and as much as I want, all day long. Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs! Cadbury Eggs! Hershey candy-coated eggs! Cadbury candy-coated eggs! Hershey marshmallow eggs! On my last diet, this led to a several-day binge instead of the one-day planned splurge, but life went on after that so I'm not much worried.
In the meantime, Diet P0rrn:
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