You can’t expect to eat like this…

beer pizza cupcakes

…as frequently as I have been lately and still lose weight.  As a matter of fact, I’ve probably gained weight lately.  I know I’m retaining water because I just feel…puffy…but I’m sure some of what the scale is reporting is weight weight, too.  Granted, I don’t eat like this at every meal, but even once every other day is way more than my body can handle.

This stuff is addictive, and when I give myself an inch, I start taking a mile.  I’m not one of those people who can eat whatever they want and not gain weight.  Just because I’ve lost weight doesn’t mean I can suddenly handle this stuff, and if I have a little here and a little more there, before too long I’ll lose my footing and fall down that slippery slope again, and that’s my absolute worst fear.

It’s not that I CAN’T have these things, I just need to space them out more and give my body what it craves more often – clean, unprocessed, un-heavy, un-sugary food.  This stuff might taste good in the moment and make me happy for a short while, but it makes me feel gross and sick and lethargic for hours afterward; not worth it.

This public service announcement brought to you by this neurotic chick. 


Edit: Remember how I said I had picked my first 5K?  Fate (and Carla) intervened…my first 5K is in two weeks.  I’m registered and everything.  I’m excited and a little bit scurred!  Did you find your first 5K was easier to run because of the crowds and atmosphere?  Was it harder?  Tell me your first 5K stories!