Yesterday I went shopping for a new pair of jean shorts as well as a new pair of jeans. I tried on my usual size and something didn't seem quite right about them. They felt like they were too big. My first thought was...."Wow...they must be making them bigger than usual." So I got the next smaller size. They were too big too. Soo...I got the next smaller size...and they fit perfectly. I was a bit amazed, but still was thinking they were just making them bigger than usual.
I didn't think much more about it and then this morning I stepped on the scale for the first time in a month and a half...expecting to have gained weight. I was amazed to see that I had actually lost weight...10 pounds since the last time I had weighed.
The weird thing is that I haven't really been trying this month. I haven't been walking like I should be, and have been feeling a bit guilty over my negligence. Usually, I do not lose at ALL if I am not doing my walking. So I tried to figure out what is different with me that has resulted in me losing weight without even trying. And then it hit me.
I have cut out the junk food, most processed foods, and fast food. I haven't cut it out because I want to cut it out. I cut it out due to necessity. The price of gasoline has really dipped into our grocery budget, and we are buying the basic necessities. For example, yesterday I had a bowl of cereal and a banana for breakfast. For lunch I had an apple with peanut butter. For dinner I had a piece of roast chicken, a salad, and some brown rice. After dinner...nothing else. I have been drinking water in between meals. This has been typical of what I've been eating lately, and I don't sit around and lust over chips and sweets like I might normally do...simply because I know we cannot afford them. So I occupy myself with doing other things.
Anyway...I guess I can call this the "High Cost of Gasoline Diet". It works!