Lesson Learned

I ate so much crap last week! I did it because a friend was in town though I didn’t actually see her much so I can’t really use that excuse.  In fact, I don’t think I ate more than two meals with her the entire time she was here. 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we planned on enjoying authentic Italian food, Greek, real NY pizza, Thai and Pan-Asian food.  The night she arrived I had other friends over (kind of like a watch party) so we ate pizza, green beans and cupcakes.  I had two slices of pizza, half of a cupcake and a lot of green beans.   
I did it again the following day only without the green beans.  And I ate at all of these restaurants (thinking she’d be doing it too) without her.  I hadn’t planned on cooking and reservations had been made so I went out anyway – determined to enjoy myself with or without her.  And I did enjoy myself, but not as much as I thought I would. 
While I watched my portions I didn’t make great choices.  I know how to do it, and I’m happier when I do it.  So looking back I wonder why I didn’t just cancel the plans and eat at home.  The night we did that, I throughly enjoyed grilling.  My stomach actually prefers lighter, filling foods such as shrimp skewers, grilled chicken, green peppers and onions, squash, etc.  
So here’s what I’ve decided.  Instead of changing my whole life for a week when someone comes to visit, I’ll stick to my basic plan at least for most meals. I’m happier that way.  I like seeing the results that come from eating well and exercise.  And I like how I feel when I treat myself as well as I treat my friends. 
I’m not perfect. If I were there would be no reason for this blog. But I feel good about the future (and the present) because I’m doing my best to make positive and permanent changes.  I learned a lesson this week that will stick with me…I am happier when I eat right and exercise than I am when I don’t do as much as I could.
 

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    Goldie
    July 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Important thing is that you learned a lesson. As long and you learn from the experience it wasn't a bad thing. I'm proud of you and you are inspiring me that I can get to my goal. Thanks and have a great holiday

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    July 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    You're so great Goldie! Thanks so much!

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    Mama Kat
    July 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Yep that's the worst feeling! When you go on a trip or someone comes into town and you feel like you've just loaded up on heavy greasy meals. I hate that. But it's good you're taking notice and choosing to make changes.

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    Ms. O
    July 4, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    You are DEFINITELY winning the mental battle in your weight loss journey! Your posts clearly show this and to me, thats the most difficult part (the mental part).

    You're showing incredible control (even when you choose unhealthy foods, you said you watched your portion sizes).

    Keep it up!

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