Last night the toddler, the husband and I went out. We hit our favorite Japanese Steak House, then we walked, shopped and enjoyed the cool evening listening to band outside and eating Cold Stone. It was awesome!
Do I feel guilty?
Because I wasn’t "out of control", I didn’t go "off plan." I split a modest meal with the toddler at the restaurant and I split a small ice cream with the husband afterwards. It didn’t affect my morning and give me some sort of permission to "throw away" the weekend and "start again" on Monday. It was one isolated meal were I didn’t go crazy (I could have). I enjoyed myself, had fun and moved on. Something that I used to have a hard time with when I had the "on plan/off plan" mentality.
That was a long intro to this weekend’s quote. It’s from Julia Child and I think her words of wisdom are sometimes forgotten by those of watching our weight.
It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about – enjoying things.
Having fun and not feeling deprived is a HUGE part of weight loss. If we constantly feel like we are missing out on things our efforts will backfire. Remember it’s about balance, compromise and portions! Don’t say "I can’t have"… Ask if they want to share (a small)! ;~P You only need a little to enjoy yourself.