Top Shelf Margaritas and Reminders
Friday, April 08, 2016
I posted to chat yesterday that I was going to throw caution to the wind and have a top shelf margarita for my birthday and Mexican for dinner. Now, this was a bi-weekly event for many many moons up until about 6 months ago. Last night was the first top shelf margarita in 6 months and this is what I discovered. As much as I loved it and enjoyed it, I was focused on the sugar and calorie content. Then the meal came. Lets just say it was a 2000 calorie day. But it was a day of a critical reminder, that one margarita spurred a sugar craving. It's hard enough to kick the sugar demon and just a simple sip of something sweet and pleasing can tank your hard work. The beauty of the reminder is that I am now in control of those cravings and when I'm wanting to tear my kitchen apart looking for something sweet (there is nothing, because I got rid of sweets and chips) I just sat down and drank a glass of water and let it pass. It was worth every one of those 2000 calories to show me how far I've come and changes I've made. The craving hasn't gone away...... I wanted something sweet this morning. Dunkin Donuts, pancakes, just something sweet. I went to the Y to a swim class and had a lot protein for lunch. In another 6 months I will probably have another top shelf margarita, it's kinda like having kids. You have one and swear you won't have another one and then you forget what you went through and it seems like a good idea. And If I do have another wonderful top shelf margarita I hope to be much stronger and not suffer through the cravings. Sparking on.