I have maintained my fifty-pound weight loss for over a year now. This was not my first weight-loss rodeo, and I knew I had to do things differently for lasting success. I made several changes that have helped me stay on track; daily exercise, hot water with lemon first thing each morning, tracking food and exercise on Myfitnesspal, drinking tons of water, portion control, being a slave to my Fitbit, and- probably most importantly- giving up sugar. That was tough at first, but I haven’t missed it in quite a while…that is until I discovered Monster Trailmix at Target. That tasty mix of salty and- yes- sweet has become a gateway drug to me, bringing me back to the precipice of sugar cravings yet again. Lord knows what’s next- Twinkies?
My plan of attack is simple- don’t go to Target (or Tar-shey, as we like to say….classes it up a bit, don’t you agree?). Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to completely stay away from the blasted store…and when I do go, it’s as if I am in a trance as I ‘accidentally’ walk over to the grocery side- a place I had no business going in the first place. Dammit!
Of course, there is the alternative; excessive exercise to combat the massive caloric intake. I calculated that if I work out about eighty extra hours a week, the Monster Mix will have no impact on the scale. Totally doable- and worthwhile, right?
I’m going to have to go to war with this Monster, and fast. I’ve worked too hard to let some peanuts, raisins, and M&Ms take me down the path to Jabba the Hutt. Where’s my gym bag? I’m ready for battle…just as soon as this last bag is gone.