Today being Shrove Tuesday and
being that I'm starting a fairly rigorous Lenten observance from tomorrow,
I decided to have a food treat tonight.
So I ate a pork chop, with some fried potatoes and mushrooms.
Then I ate a piece of lemon pie.
After the pie, I really wanted a bit more, although I'd previously planned to freeze the rest of the pie in slices for Sundays (Sundays are never fasting days). I thought, why not? This is Your day, you've decided to have a treat.
Reader - I couldn't do it! I wasn't hungry, I knew lemon pie is hardly nutritious, I just couldn't go and cut another piece!
Now, I know me, very well. It wouldn't take that much doing over the next day or two to put me back to square one in terms of eating habits but I'm very struck by how easy it is to establish a good habit. 3 weeks I've been back this time, that's all it took.
My day that was meant to be so self-indulgent, ran out at 1900 calories. Given that I'm eating 1500 at the moment, that's not that bad!