When I began my latest weight loss odyssey nearly three months ago, I devised a series of goals. There was the ultimate goal of losing about 40 pounds, but there was a somewhat more immediate goal as well: lose 20 pounds and I can eat at Five Guys again. Though I generally don't believe in giving up certain types of food for a diet, this was my way to provide myself with a little extra motivation.
And so when I stepped on both my home scale this morning and the scale at the gym, and both confirmed that I had indeed dropped over 20 pounds, my lunch plans were set.
I know you're not supposed to reward yourself with food, but as I said, this was not a reward, but rather a means to provide a little extra encouragement. It may be best to just pretend I didn't read the nutritional information about my lunch, but I'm thinking a lighter dinner is in store for the evening.
And now only seven more pounds until I can step foot in Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme.