One thing about the Cheapo Diet is that you really change your eating habits and then when you eat "regular" stuff it doesn't always turn out so well. I have been faithfully eating my shakes or a granola bar and a yogurt(you know how I love that Activia) and for lunch I usually make guacamole with an avocado, 1/2 tomato, a garlic clove, a squeeze of lime juice and a little salt. It is very good and I eat it with a spoon!!!!! I also like to have a few taco chips but they have to be multigrain and because of Arnold I haven't been to the store very often or for very long so I forget to get some stuff. I eat a snack of peanuts or mixed nuts around 4p and then I eat dinner--fish, steak, chicken, pork and a veggie or two. I have another small peanut or nut snack around 9p. That's it. It is working well as I lost all the 7(yes,7 lbs. I gained while my daughter was here in a week-- lots of it was water weight as I was not watching the salt and we drank quite a bit of wine). That weight gain scared me but good as I have no wish to return to real fat status and not just be a little bit fat. So I spent a whole week watching myself...oh, and riding the stationary bike didn't hurt either. It is the only exercise Arnie and I are allowed to do right now.
Anyway, yesterday was our anniversary and I said "Screw(sorry) the diet" and told my husband to bring home whatever he wanted. He brought chicken Parmesan and spaghetti and salad from our favorite Italian place and we cracked a bottle of champagne. Then he said let's get ice cream!! So I said Oh no thanks(Gotcha!!! I said YES of course) and he went to East Coast Custard and got me a Tin Roof Sundae. OHMYGOSH...it was so good. In a little while I found I was having trouble keeping my eyes open and the next thing I slept through half a show I wanted to watch. And I woke up WITH A STOMACH ACHE!!!!! Husband said he wasn't feeling too hot either(he is semi on the diet) so we went to bed around 10:45.
So the moral of the story is a Sundae might sound good but it really isn't. Just ask us any time you forget and we will tell you our tale of woe.