May 31, 2010

Just Say No – To Ice Cream

Yesterday we went to some friends house for a barbeque. We had some yummy burgers, potato salad and a big lettuce salad – it was all very good and I probably ate more than I should have. And then there was dessert – chocolate ice cream and oatmeal cookies. Although it was hard, I didn’t have any. I said – NO – to ice cream – in the presence of witnesses.

Picnik collage ice cream

I really like ice cream – actually I really LoVe ice cream – especially CHOCOLATE. I have been know to polish off large amounts of it in a very short period of time. There is no such thing as having just a small bowl and  rationing out the portions so that it lasts longer and the calorie impact is spread out. When there is ice cream in the house I will eat it 2 or 3 times a day. I have tried the idea of just not bringing it into the house and only having some when out – but, do you know how easy it is to drive by the neighborhood ice cream stand? And they even sell cones at the grocery store where I shop. What about limiting it to only special occasions ?  The problem is there are just way too many special occasions in life – at least where ice cream is concerned : )

Recently, due to some health issues I was told by my doctor that I must get serious about losing weight. That was not going to happen if I continued my love affair with ice cream. I had a decision to make – my decision was to just say NO to ice cream and all other sugary stuff. I seem to be an all or nothing type of person in this area.  That decision is starting to pay off – I have lost 15 pounds since March 7. I still have a long way to go but, I feel like I am making progress.

So this will be a summer without ice cream – except for one day in August – our anniversary – which I have decided warrants as a special occasion – 31 years together is definitely something special to celebrate. Maybe I will skip the nice steak dinner and go right to a VERY BIG big bowl of Chocolate Ice Cream. Now how many more days until . . . . . ?


Bob said...

Way to go Betty Anne. I am proud of you. This is a great blog. I always makes me smile.


Ellie said...

Way to go!

I have a question: Do you have any idea who has a blog called Madhouse 7? She subscribes to my blog and I'd like to see hers, but nothing shows when I click there. Your blog is listed on her list of blogs too, so I wondered whether you know how I could see her blog.

Shelley in SC said...

Woo hoo! Good work. I'm all or nothing on the sugar too. So I try very hard to keep it at the "nothing" end of things!