I weighed in Monday morning and found that I lost four pounds the first week of January. I ought to be really happy about that, right? But I have this dieter's mentality that the First Week of a Diet you ought to lose a lot of weight, like preferably nine pounds.
I know that's irrational, so I'm trying to push back the ridiculousness of the thoughts.
In other news, tonight my family (of six) went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant owned by some friends of ours--a restaurant that we had a gift certificate for.
I considered bowing out and just letting my husband take the kids to dinner, but then we decided to just meet him there (after he got off work). So, then I thought, I'll just order a Diet Coke and watch them eat.
I quickly realized that sounded insane, so I thought, okay, I will not eat chips and I will just have a Taco Salad.
But . . . I know you've been there. I ate one chip. I said to myself, I will just eat three chips total. And then I ate more.
The moral of this story?
Do not arrive at a Mexican restaurant when you are very hungry.
Do not even eat one chip. Can anyone eat one chip at a Mexican restaurant while you are sitting there wondering why it's taking so long for your food to arrive?