I’d only heard about state fairs on the news and in movies. It seemed like a paradise with so many different and delicious foods. Buckets of fries, corn dogs, turkey legs, burgers, pizza, popcorn, BBQ, deep fried things, all very calorically dense foods of course.
I moved into the Midwest a year ago and have been itching to go to my state’s fair. Today was the day. I woke up and checked the number on the scale like I do, thinking this number would obviously increase by tomorrow. It was 202.4 lbs. I’ve lost my first 20 pounds. Keeping this in mind, I managed to not binge!
While I definitely didn’t find the usual healthy food I eat, I did treat myself to a box of fries, a cup of lemonade, and plenty of bottles of water to help with the scalding heat. Perhaps most importantly, I managed to have a lot of fun without depending too much on the food. I also walked for a good 4 hours. Now that I’m back home, I logged everything and I’m well within my calorie limit.
I couldn’t have had this much self-restraint, let alone lose 20 pounds without you lovely people. :’)