Monday, September 28, 2009


Confession time..........I've fallen of the, I haven't been over indulging, or even being particularly naughty, but I have fallen none the less. My exercising has taken a backseat to my busy life (which I admit is mostly busy having fun!) And my healthy eating has definitely taken a backseat.

I'm going to take this time to give myself a pat on the back though! One of my most critical "eating no-no's" for all my life has been portion control. I've managed to keep this under control even though I've not been tracking my food like I should be and definitely haven't been planning my meals.

Hubs and I went to the Melting Pot for our Anniversary on Friday night.....I can't think of a better/easier place to over indulge. But I was good......for being bad. Normally I would have eaten that kind of food (eating out is a definite weakness of mine) until I was so stuffed that I'd have to practically roll myself out. But I DIDN'T!!

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the delicious food, but as soon as I heard my body start to tell me that I was getting full, I didn't let my head (and the fact that we were at this fun restaurant) get the best of me! And I put down that little fondue fork! YAY!

The thing is, I didn't realize it till today. I've been super hard on myself this past week. Why oh why would I work so hard to shed 20+ lbs, and then just stop.....for no reason.....all of those good things I have been doing? Life? Time? Schedules? I don't know, but I did. But the thing is, all of the tracking and planning didn't just help me to lose weight, but helped me to realize that I didn't have to go overboard with food to enjoy it. In fact, I had a better time because I didn't feel miserable all night!

So I DIDN'T over do it at dinner....I managed to take something I had learned about food and USE it! Granted, it wasn't the healthiest food, but we were celebrating and I managed to celebrate without being jolted so far off the wagon that I was left in the dust.

So I've decided not to be hard on myself, but to congratulate myself. And as a present to ME, I stopped at the grocery store and stocked up on all those healthy foods that have gotten me this far, and I also made dates for the week with my girlfriends at the gym. For I am not a wagon's never to late to jump back on! I've decided.................... it felt good to be bad!


  1. It's ok to be bad every now and then, there is nothing wrong with a little indulgence, you got to or you will lose your mind. The problem is when that good bad feeling goes from it felt good to be bad, to I'm bad all the time.

  2. Hello Gorgeous!

    I am so proud of you for not over doing it and knowing when to stop when it comes to the food department! And btw, Happy Belated Anniversary!! (I had an off week and am playing catch up so I apologize for not saying it sooner, LoL)

    WTG for not being hard on yourself! We all hit bumps in the road, but we just have to keep on truckin'.

    You are fantastic and I absolutely love ya!


  3. omg I have wanted to go to Melting Pot (fondue, right?) for SOOOO LONG (years! 10 years!) and it has just not happened. I can think of no better place to make a wagon stop. :-)