Breakdown!

Some days you just say “What the Heck!” Yesterday was such a day. Started off like all of my other days, breakfast eggs and bacon, lunch was meat. Still working ten hour days, but the difference yesterday was that I wasn’t going home to dinner. Yesterday I had a family function to attend that was twenty miles from home, and we went out to a Mexican restaurant nearby for dinner at about 8:30.

So, nine hours after I ate a small meat lunch I sat down to a bowl of corn chips and salsa. I didn’t even try to resist. When the waiter came to take drink orders I said “Coke”. Yep, I had two cokes, dozens of corn chips, refried beans and spanish rice along with my Carne Asada.

It’s nice to not be on a diet. It’s nice to not have to feel guilty when you take a day off of normal. Today I had two eggs and bacon for breakfast. Lunch today was spicy hand-crafted bologna sausage. Dinner tonight will be pork riblets. Besides coffee today, I will drink only water. From zero to hero in the diet department. I feel free to eat what I want, when I want. Yesterday, I wanted “What the Heck” for dinner. I didn’t go nuts, I ate a normal amount, but it was carbs from front to back. Today it’s meat from beginning to end.

This is why I love not being on a diet, but being in a life. I choose what and where and when it goes into my body. Eating one way yesterday doesn’t say a single thing about what I will do today. Same way that I am an ex-smoker but I can enjoy a fine cigar with a friend while relaxing on the deck. Why say “I can quit any time I want to?” You never have to “quit.” Quitting is for quitters, life is for livers.

I don’t avoid carbohydrates day in and day out because they are dangerous. They are a long-term problem, but definitely not a short term hazard. Eating them at every meal, three meals a day, 365 days a year is a problem that I had. Now I eat them from time to time, relaxing in the company of family and friends. Now that’s living.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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