Thursday, March 18, 2010
Weighed Less Despite the Salt-a-thon
I am currently participating in a 3 day Salt-a-thon that began yesterday and will end tomorrow night... with Reubin sandwiches.
Well ..that's how I see it anyway. :)
Gee ..just how much salt are we consuming?
I had corned beef last night and all the vegetables cooked with it. You just know the vegetables absorb all that salt. And .. I had potato chips. I don't usually eat potato chips ..but this particular brand sucks me in every time and I can't resist or stop at just 20. They are Lays 50% less salt. I love the way they are folded over or burned. I just can't resist the unusual potato chip with burned being my favorite.
I also recently announced that I want to lose 10lbs by April 2nd. Hmm ..could be a problem here.
I also decided I would not weigh myself until April 2nd ..but this morning, I just had to know the damage with the corned beef meal, chips and all the salt.
Oh and I should say that my ingesting that kind of salt results in added water weight the next morning ..so much so that I swear the girls go up a cup size and rings feel tighter.
So ..why subject myself to the scale's message of doom? Everyone knows weight can fluctuate with salt. But like a lemming going over the cliff ..I was summoned by some unknown force ..more powerful than I ...as a mere mortal could resist.
And much to my extreme delight .. I weighed less than last week ..which means that given the salty meal I had yesterday ..that I actually lost more weight than is showing and that is greatly encouraging. :)
Anyway ..the annual salt-a-thong only happens once a year with St Patrick's day and is the only time I cook corned beef ..although this year I do have one left over.
Reubins have sauerkraut which I love and I'm still having cabbage cravings. Cheese has salt. The sandwich has a lot of fat and salt. So ..this will be the last meal like this until after I weigh myself in 2 weeks. And yes ..I will put a pickle with it but no chips.
So ...let the salt-a-thon continue! We are looking forward to those Reubins tomorrow night. :)
I know I need to be stronger ..but I have again asked Mr SeaSpray to please stop buying that particular brand of chips. Besides ..if he brings them home ..it's not like he's gonna get any. Funny thing is if they were ridged chips or too salty or plain flat chips ..I could care less. but darn ..the unusually shaped and or burned chip gets me every time and the bag is FILLED with them! Quirky ..I know. :)