As I mentioned before, I didn’t start my diet until Tuesday – meaning that I could live out my food fantasies all weekend long. I stuffed my face with plenty of goodies and “non-lite” alcoholic beverages and ate whenever and whatever I wanted – chips and dip, (real) buttered toast, wedding cake, hamburgers, sweet rolls, potato salad, brownies, pizza – no food was left uneaten. But I chose one last special meal Monday evening before I hopped back on the wagon…something so disgustingly awesome that it makes me shiver in both horror and pleasure…
Can you guess what it was?
Oh yeah, that’s right – chicken, on top of chicken, on top of chicken. I got this exact box, except that in my delirious, chicken-ordering state, I didn’t realize the box came with 2 sides and inadvertently blurted out “coleslaw” when asked what I wanted my sides to be, so I got 2 coleslaws when I really would have preferred 1 slaw and 1 mashed potato. No matter – it was all extremely excellent…the biscuit slathered in butter, the many chicken varieties slathered in bbq and honey mustard.
Don’t worry, I didn’t stop my eating with just that itty bitty 1200 calorie/65 grams of fat meal…later in the evening, when my roommate and I were watching Bachelor Pad (I miss you, Weatherman!), I actually said to her “Don’t let me fall asleep before I eat the leftover macaroni and cheese, apple pie and brownies” that were leftovers from the weekend. When your roommate is waking you up so that you can force more food down before Diet Day, you know you have a very special bond.
As of yesterday, I’m back on track with the diet and exercise, and I expect the only place I’ll be eating extra crispy chicken skin is in my sweet, sweet dreams.