42 Things That Taste Better Than Skinny Feels

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, right? Wrong! I am on a quest to lose weight, thanks to some frightening urging by my doctor, some unintentional insulting by my children, and some good-natured competition with my friends. Since I was told I needed to lose some major poundage about a year and a half ago I have lost nearly 30 pounds. Since I started this weight loss “game” with my friends about a month ago, I have lost around 12 of that. I am doing well. I am not eating “junk food” and I am losing weight.

Losing weight feels good. Having people say you look good feels good. Looking in the mirror and being pleased with what you see feels good. Dropping pants sizes feels good. But over the weekend I ate some non-approved diet foods, and they were amazing. And then I weighed in and I was back up a few pounds. I was sad to be up a few pounds. But oh man, no weight loss can ever feel as good as some food tastes. I don’t regret it. I would give up many pounds for just one of the items on this list:

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. Anything from Five Guys
  3. Junior Mints
  4. Mozzarella Sticks
  5. Nachos with extra cheese
  6. Pizza
  7. Bacon (all the bacon)
  8. Ben & Jerry’s (pretty much any flavor)
  9. Little Debbie Fudge Rounds
  10. Creemees
  11. Cotton Candy
  12. Fruity Pebbles
  13. Friendlys’ Butterfinger Sundae
  14. Chalupas
  15. Processed Meat
  16. Onion Rings
  17. Ranch Dressing
  18. Blue Cheese Dressing
  19. Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
  20. General Tso’s Chicken
  21. Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Pop Tarts
  22. Maple Syrup (straight up)
  23. Sausage Egg McMuffins
  24. McDonalds’ Hot Mustard Sauce
  25. Cheetos
  26. Queso
  27. Marshmallow Krispie Oreos
  28. Costco Chocolate Chip Cookies
  29. Costco Chocolate Chip Muffins
  30. Jelly Donuts
  31. Boston Creme Donuts
  32. All Donuts
  33. Pie
  34. Frosting out of the can (straight up)
  35. Bacon Cheeseburgers
  36. Chili Dogs
  37. Chewy Chips Ahoy (dipped in leftover frosting from the can that I ate earlier)
  38. Bugles
  39. Everlasting Gobstoppers
  40. Twix
  41. Rock Candy
  42. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

So I will keep losing weight I guess. Because it is good for me, and because I want my son to stop saying “Daddy, someday I will be as fat as you!” And it does feel good. But it sure doesn’t feel as good as all of that tastes. Which is, I guess, how I ended up here in the first place.

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