Big bird, those are my exact sentiments!
I'm meant to be on a diet, work out regularly and all that, and though I've been doing this for a while now, this isn't just the season for that. Yesterday I went to Cold Stone with a friend and she kept singing praises of the Cold Stone special so I ordered it. This was at about 8pm. Now, what makes this pathetic is the fact that all day, I'd barely eaten anything. I had a few slices of wheat bread for breakfast and some brown rice for lunch. I was doing so well. But then at night when my jaw should be locked tight, someone bestows all the good qualities in the world on a cup of ice cream and I threw away my resolve. So I watched the lady lift a very large scoop of ice cream, pour into it some chocolate and caramel thingy, throw in a very chocolatey brownie and some pecans and stir! Then place a cone dipped in chocolate into the cup and put my ice cream in. Wow! So I sat down there and gobbled it up, and believe me, it felt better than sex! But right in the middle of this very orgasmic moment, my friend's elder sister walked in in all her size 6/8 glory. That sort of killed my vibe. I watched her thinking, wouldn't I want to look like that? Yet I didn't want it badly enough to dump my ice cream. SMH. When I finished up, I was almost succeeding at not hating myself when I remembered the previous night.
Now, similarly I had had about 1500 calories that day. Evening came and I went out for drinks with a friend. I had a bottle of Savannah and I was feeling very happy with myself. As we were about to leave, a little devil in my head reminded me that food is sold all night at The Place. So I asked my dear friend, and he said we could go. I don't know if I wanted to empty his wallet or maybe the food looked particularly good that night, or because what should have been a romantic evening had gone awry and I felt I no longer had a reason to try to look good in front of this guy, but for whatever reason I ordered like a greedy student. You know those types that you take for dinner and they end up getting food for all their roommates and roommates' brothers and sisters, right? I ordered Chinese rice, with fried fish (2), asun (two portions), fried chicken (3) and shrimps (3 portions). I'm sure my friend was wondering what was going on, we've been hanging for over a year now but he's never seen me buy so much food. I'm such a "golly" that I was meant to meet up with a friend @ Sip but mehn, the food in my hand was just too seductive so I went home. After 11pm last night I consumed food enough to feed a small family. Before you totally condemn me, I didn't eat all of it that night o!
Some days ago I read Nelly's story and was very inspired. My resolve was strengthened. I was going to do it! I had made all the plans, I knew all the tips. I was geared and raring to go. I was even going to mail her and get the workout video she used/uses. Little did I know that Christmas had other plans for me. I would like to say I'm repentant and would immediately resume my diet but I'm going to be honest with myself, the season isn't over yet. I only pray I'm able to stop this gluttony once it is.
How's your Christmas been guys? Am I the only the only one who's been naughty this Christmas? Please tell me I'm not, I'm begging!