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I Cannot Have My Favorite Meal

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

 

Okay, I guess the anger still has not worn off.  I realized today that I cannot really have my favorite meal and enjoy it.  What is my favorite meal?

  • Sliced London Broil (well done)

    • Marinated with California dressing,

    • on 2 12 inch pieces of Garlic Bread (Italian Bread) with

    • mushrooms and

    • smothered in Duck Sauce (apricot sauce).

  • Mashed Potatoes with Mozzarella Cheese baked in [although I have not had it with the cheese in a few years]

  • Iced Tea (very sweetened)

 

That really makes me upset to think that I cannot enjoy that again.  Yes, yes, yes, I know that I could have a smaller portion or modify the ingredients.  A small portion would only get me hungrier for more and probably make me more upset for not being able to eat more.  A modified meal would be as follows:

  • 8 oz. (pre-cooked) London Broil (well done)

    • Marinated in a low fat California or similar dressing,

    • On two halves of a Garlic flavored Whole Wheat (or whole grain), with

    • Mushrooms and

    • Smothered in a low-sugar apricot sauce (if there is any out there)

  • ˝ cup Mashed Potatoes with 2 oz. low-fat Mozzarella Cheese baked in

  • Water or flavored no-cal/sodium/carb seltzer

  • A tossed salad with low-fat dressing

 

As I have said before, I like to cook and have been told by others (without a gun to their head) that I am a pretty good cook. [I even did short order at a restaurant]  I know when food tastes good, or is just presented to look good.  One of the very first lessons I learned at a cooking class I once took that there is no substitute for taste.  What the instructor meant was that all of the ingredients he was going to use was the “real thing” and not a low-fat, low-cal or low-anything substitute.  The really good tasting foods usually taste that way because they have the right ingredients to make them that way.  Through the years, when I was on an occasional “diet” I would use the “healthier” alternatives, and can definitely taste the difference. There is a difference, and I really do not want to hear from any nutritionist, doctor or health expert that there is.  Yes, my taste buds may need to get used to a “healthier” menu and I may get used to eating that way, but there is and will always be a difference.  I eat a salad or plenty of vegetables with most meals because I have to in order to feel filled up – if the world were to outlaw the making of good foods, we would all be skinny because no one would want to over-eat.

 

I have accepted this.  I just needed to blow off some steam to those of you who may understand.  I have been doing very well so far on my diet, and I intend to keep it up for the rest of my life.  I have said goodbye to my old self and have embraced, at least partially the new self.  I feel better physically (well, except for my back) and mentally. As I told someone, my weight goal is only another 16 pounds away (I am now 201 pounds), but I will then gain back ten pounds of muscle.  Twenty years ago, I was exercising and going to the gym 6 days a week.  I weighed about 195 pounds with very little body fat.  I may not be able to obtain the same body, but I am going to work to get it close.


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