“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
- Og Mandino
My Health Journey is not only about losing weight, I'm also traveling in the path of learning and finally working on conditioning myself.
As far as conditioning, I have been really good in that domain. I was a perfect processing machine. I could over eat until full where I had conditioned myself to unbutton my pants so that I could breath. With this new found breath of fresh air, there were more room and I could stuff a few more bites so I would just end the meal with a dessert and to help digest it all, a lot of wine. Such an efficient machine!
I guess I had some tuning to do on the machine. Three weeks ago, I was thinking: “I should eat pizza!” Notice here it wasn't a craving, it was not a dream, it was not even a temptation, it was a conscious thought to learn about conditioning myself to eat right even with the wrong type of food.
I decided then that I would wait to be back in Canada where I knew I could find my favorite pizza. I didn't want to waste this experiment on a pizza that wouldn't be as tasty as I wanted.
Last week when we set foot in Canada,
I rush to the nearest pizza
place and stuffed my face, I knew I would have pizza but I
didn't want to set a date. I was thinking when it's convenient, I'll
just get it. It was still on my term, I was still in control (you
take that junk food!).
Wednesday, the conditions were just right, I ordered a SMALL pizza for the 2 of us. It was a small pizza so we couldn't get more than the 2 small slices each. It ended up being more food than we had become accustomed to lately and we were full. If I would have still been hungry, the carton box would have been a possible add-on.
The test was about conditioning myself to eat some wrong type of food and having less of it. I didn't open the door to eating more junk food for that day because I already had pizza, the pizza was plenty. Everything was under control.
The following day I was expecting to step on the scale and see a very small gain. NO! I lost weight eating pizza...
So the lesson is that I should eat pizza everyday, right? WRONG! I want to eat healthy, so pizza will only happen once in a while, it's not the few pieces of green peppers and mushrooms that makes it a health problem, it's the pepperoni, over flowing mozzarella and the dough!
Right now I'm conditioning myself for the weekend, what about you, any big plans?