Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My diet....going down in flames!

Dear guy who invented South Beach Diet,

I hate you.

I'm hating you so much right now that I'm not even willing to google you to figure out your real name.

That's all I want to say.

Thank you.
Tori the carb addict.


This is my third time using The South Beach Diet plan.
I'm so good at it now that I don't need to look at the book anymore (hence me not remembering the guys name).

As I've said before, I am an accomplished yo-yo dieter.
South Beach is my favorite yo-yoing trick. It's easier than walking the dog.

Except this past week. See, it was my birthday. Well, not really. It was the day I finally got to celebrate my birthday with my dad and Ann. My dad is a fisherman extraordinaire and Ann does a mean fish fry. So if there is one meal I want for my birthday it's the fish my dad caught.

Unfortunately, fried fish doesn't really fit in the South Beach phase one plan. And I was on like day 9 of phase one (which means I was almost done and could move on to the "good carbs"). And when you cheat, you basically have to start over again--it's pure torture!!!

So I blew it.
And when I blow it, my mind starts thinking "well, if I'm gonna blow it, I should just blow it big!".

I mean who wants wants to go down smoldering? I want flames baby!
Big huge chocolate cake and fried fish FLAMES!

But then after I blew it that one day (which was last Wednesday), I looked ahead at my week and well, Sunday was not too far away. And we were having a pot luck on Sunday at our house.

Pot lucks.....who doesn't love a good pot luck. And just to be sure I would have a really good pot luck experience, I made all my favorites. (Flames! I want big ones remember)
This time it was white chicken chili with sweet cheesy corn bread muffins. Oh! and homemade mac and cheese from Mary at Deep South Dish. And I will tell you this, The Hubs loved that mac and cheese so much that he actually said this...."This mac and cheese is so good that it's worth you blogging!"

For all of you who don't know, The Hubs does not like my blogging. That's quite the compliment!

The pot luck was awesome and someone brought a whole chocolate cake from Portillo's. If you've never had chocolate cake from Portillo's you should go and get some right this minute. It's insanely evil, it's so good!

So now, I have a house full of left overs because I made too much food. And I have issues with throwing away perfectly good food (it's another one of those issues from being raised in Holland, MI and being surrounded by cheap Dutch people).

It will take me at least 4 days to finish off all this food (by myself).

And then.....I'm going to Florida next Tuesday with my girl friend. No one should be on a diet when you are on vacay.

And if I'm gonna go down in flames.....

23 comments:

pk said...

This post is TOO funny! Isn't that about the way it goes? Always more convenient to do it another day :-) I hear you! Visiting from SITS. Hope you're having a good day! (and I WANT a piece of that cake!).
pk @ Room Remix

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

honestly i have pretty much given up on the whole diet concept - i eat whatever i want and i accept the consequences. i actually find blogging has helped me cut back on my binge eating considerably - but if i can figure out a way to eat an entire bag of cheetos AND type at the same time, i'm in big trouble

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I find that when I HAVE to not eat, that's when I crave. I couldn't do the south beach. I would drool on bread when I saw it.

mommyto3kiddos said...

LOL...I'm with you, if you're gonna blow it, might as well do it right! And that cake looks insanely delicious!!!

Deborah said...

When your bad, your really bad! That was perfect. Did I wish you a Happy Birthday, if not, Happy Birthday!! I want that recipe your husband said to blog about. That was funny that he said that, then you DID blog about it!! Before I forget, have fun in Florida!! It's real hot down there, I heard that yesterday on the news, incase you didn't know!!!

Travis said...

You and I are dieting twins.

hurstburst said...

Screw it - eat what you want! Invite your friends over, eat all those leftovers and enjoy!

blueviolet said...

I do that same stupid thing. It's all or nothing for me, especially with food.

I feel those flames right along with you.

Lucky Girl said...

Burn Baby burn!!!

Ken said...

Not to worry those fish were low calorie, in fact they have negitive calorie count. They will of set the next two days of eating. What's a south beach deit we have no south beaches here. The fisherman:)

ken said...

Those fish were low calorie, infact they are known to provide negitive calorie counts. They will wipe out all calories for two days!! Whats a south beach diet, we have only west b.eaches here

shortmama said...

Dieting stinks! Really really stinks! I just want to eat all the good stuff and not worry about weight...is that too much to ask?

One Cluttered Brain said...

Who could stay on a diet when that Chocolate Cake is staring at you? I could not.

I am on a diet somewhat. More of like a healthy food makeover. Eating more healthy and exercising, it is better than saying a diet, cause let's face it Diets are lame. Just change some of those eating habits, STOP noshing on those hot spicy cheetoe..(That's for me)
Well, it's working. I'm losing weight and getting healthy AND I can still have a treat from time to time. Just don't OVERDO it....:)Little bites and portions. I still get the taste but not all the FAT.

One Cluttered Brain said...

I am from SITS BTW!

otin said...

I am a good dieter! I have lost over 70 lbs at 3 seperate times in my life. I am a good dieter, just a bad maintainer! LOL!

Tracie said...

Too funny! My husband always yo-yo diets with the Atkins, and when he is going to blow it, he goes for the flames just like you! It is so easy to come up with reasons to put that diet off for one more day....especially when chocolate cake is involved!

Mrs Montoya said...

You could tan yourself in the flames and then you'd feel better when you were on vaca in Florida. I'm just saying . . . Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your trip :)

Kristin said...

I'm dieting for a wedding that I'm in in a couple months and it's KILLING me! But you're right. Vacays are not made for diets!

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