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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.)

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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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5 Responses to “Dieting Update (week four) – Good News About Taco Bell.”

  1. Lady Rose said

    I would definitely count this week as HUGE success – you are doing great! 🙂

    I just recently posted about a concern of mine – the “church of thin” — it is a bit scarey that this sort of thing is being promoted on national tv talk shows. I thought I would mention it in case you were interested, might be a topic for Blog Her since it concerns women health (and not so positive weight program). Lady Rose

  2. Thanks Lady Rose….I’ll check it out.

  3. blessed1 said

    Congrats on the wieght loss. Most Americans struggle with this same issue. I’ve found writing down exactly what one has eaten seems to be very helpful. Most out there don’t realize how much they really eat until they’re accountable for it on paper!
    PS…thanks for the helpful tip about Taco Bell! I love them too!

  4. Hi “Blessed1” — I agree writing down what you are eating can be very enlightening…most of us don’t realize how much we are actually consuming.

    Thanks for the comment.

  5. opit said

    I’m bad. Funny thing is, I do enjoy fruit and veggies. I think not having sweets would have driven me nuts for years : but it doesn’t even seem like something I notice most of the time now ( which doesn’t mean I can’t ‘fall off the wagon’ ).
    Stevia is very strong and may actually be good for you – sounds like the sugar institute – but you may have problems getting it.
    Oddly enough, I notice my diabetes is giving me some of the symptoms I associate with what I’ve read about CFS. I was reasonably informed about CFIDS at one time and assume it’s the same thing, they were at one time.
    Have you ever checked out the links by ‘Linda’ I back-linked to my own comments at the top of the BlogRoll ? Just a thought – they might be useful to someone.

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