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Weekend Quote: Enjoying Things!

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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?

Nope!

Why?

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.




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    suzanne

    September 27, 2008

    I could not have said it any better!!

    Check out suzannes last blog post..Yet another busy day

    Amy

    September 27, 2008

    I love that post Roni! I never thought I could feel that way until recently. Before, I didn’t trust that I could go out every blue moon and eat a reasonable portion of something restauranty without gaining weight or falling off the wagon. I was so intense before, thinking I had to watch every move or else I’d fail. Now that I reached my goal weight and it’s sticking, I am learning that enjoying a restaurant meal here and there (a reasonable portion) is fine. It actually has made no difference! I am really learning the balance and how to enjoy myself when I do go out. It is such a relief to know that you don’t have to be “intensely aware” forever- just smart and balanced.

    ;)

    madison (follow my weigh)

    September 27, 2008

    so true so true! you gotta incorporate/accept the typical “off plan” things into your plan in order to succeed b/c those “off plan” things are bound to happen. incorporating/accepting them and enjoying them won’t make those times set you off on a roller coaster!

    Check out madison (follow my weigh)s last blog post..a very nutty breakfast

    jenni

    September 27, 2008

    So true! And doesn’t ice cream taste soooo good when you haven’t had it in a long time? I had some a few weeks ago, before that it had been at least two months!

    MizFit

    September 27, 2008

    and why I loved the book EAT CAKE (nonfiction)

    here’s to our toddlers huh?

    Check out MizFits last blog post..The Other Side of the Couch: Mother Warriors.

    christy

    September 27, 2008

    This really is a good quote. Many people say that eating one meal together each day will also help a family….children will do better too.

    Right now, I love when my husband and I go on really long walks. Sometimes we can be home for hours and not really talk to one another. But on our walks/hikes we chat the whole time. And we talk about SO much.

    Alexia

    September 27, 2008

    I so agree. I was afraid this week to try non-deprivation mode, but I ended up losing 5.5 pounds even with some treats!

    Love eating family meals. The girls and I eat sit down dinners together every night and my husband is there when he can be. We have a couple nights a week where the whole family eats together. We all miss it when we aren’t together chatting and sharing dinner, even if it’s just something simple.

    Check out Alexias last blog post..Down 5.5 pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

    Keri

    September 29, 2008

    Great post Roni! Instead of thinking “I can’t have this..” I think “I can most certainly have this, but I just choose not to right now.” It helps me take my power back.

    crista

    September 29, 2008

    Japanese steak house and cold stone…yummy!! Two of my favorite things. You are allowed to splurge..but you also did a great job by not splurging and splitting things with the hubby and todder…