Dieting Update (week four) – Good News About Taco Bell.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 11, 2007
OK – Quick recap…Giving up sugar, and eating healthy food is my main goal. But, when I first started this plan I ran into a bit of a glitch.
I’m not really a fast-food person, but this week I fell into the fast-food trap. Actually, it was the Nacho Cheese Chalupa trap. (Truth be told – I fell into this trap twice this week.)
This is the story. (And you’ll see it was really not my fault at all, it was obviously all my daughters fault.) My daughter loves Taco Bell and I love Chalupas. My daughter wanted to go to Taco Bell, so we did. I ate a couple of Chalupas. Moral of the story – Don’t eat Chalupas when you are on a diet.
Since this “laps of the Chalupa”, I have been really good. Eating little to no sugar, increasing my fiber intake, and eating a lot of vegetables and healthy foods. I’m also doing good about not eating too close to bedtime.
Well, I knew this was going to happen sooner or later…My daughter wanted to go to Taco Bell. I was so nervous that I might cave to the Chalupa, but I was determined not to. So, when we went in I asked one of the employees if they had a list of the nutritional values of the items on the menu. It turned out I was standing right next to a display with brochures announcing 27 items under 10 grams of fat. I didn’t think that anything off this low calorie menu would taste good, but I went ahead and ordered the “Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco” (with only 4 grams of fat and 170 calories). And let me just say…YUMMMMMMMY! I could not believe that this thing was so good. I’m actually looking forward to going back and getting another.
The other thing I had hoped to do this week was begin swimming laps, unfortunately we had a little problem with the filter and the pool turned green. It’s fixed now, but I probably won’t be able to use it until tomorrow. So I will start swimming tomorrow and hopefully this will make a difference in my weight loss by next week.
Even though I only lost 1/2 of a pound, I still consider this week a success. Mainly because it is becoming easier to not eat the the unhealthy foods that I normally love, and I am enjoying the healthy foods I am eating. For that reason I feel this could actually be a long term adjustment to my diet, and not just a diet where I eventually regain all the weight I lose.
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