Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Atkins anniversary!

Today is my two year anniversary of beginning the Atkins diet. In 2004, after a month of seeing little results from exercising and trying to eat what I thought was healthier, I decided I needed to do something radical. Atkins was at the height of its popularity, so I started it. A lot of other people were starting it, too, but they were just fad dieters and soon fell away. Some of us stuck with it and now have the health benefits and the slimmer body to show for it. :)

Meat, veggies, and dairy. Oh, I am sooo deprived. ;)

Yesterday I took myself to Applebee's, I got their steak and shrimp meal all covered with melted cheese, subbed out the potatoes for veggies and told them to hold the garlic bread. I had two glasses of Merlot to go with it. I'm such a wine slut - it's just not a real celebration without some wine. It came to $32 including a good tip, and I'm okay with that.

Then I went around the corner to Loard's ice cream. They didn't have any sugar free ice cream, but they did have some little packets of sugar free chocolates. I bought one and ate that for my dessert since Applebee's doesn't have anything sugar free.

Then I stopped at Starbucks and got a black coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup for flavoring. It's my sugar free way of treating myself without ruining my diet with a mocha or latte.

Today I am going to the burger place near where I work and getting a double Swiss burger (no bun) topped with sauteed mushrooms and guacamole. Yum! Like I said, I'm sooo deprived. :)

And to think I have an anti-depressant to thank for all this...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are such a joy to us!