Fitness Minutes: (274,768)
10/4/12 12:21 P
Online Now • ))
Don't worry !! Just enjoy your birthday party !! As Coach Nancy has already mentioned, Spark People isn't about deprivation. It's all about moderation and portion control. I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. that's not healthy. a glass or two of wine, some cheese, a brownie, a cupcake, slice of cake, etc.... CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle !! Just be mindful of the portion. Indulge, but try not to over indulge too much.
AND if you do happen to over indulge, that doesn't mean your a bad person or an unhealthy one. What to do ? Just be mindful of what you eat for the rest of the week. ONE DAY of over indulging will not ruin your healthy lifestyle !!
Fitness Minutes: (6,460)
10/4/12 9:53 A
Have fun at your race and your birthday! As long as you track your calories in/out and maintain your weekly calorie deficit there's no reason you can't enjoy a moderate serving of desert with you're friends. Especially with all the calories you'll be burning running 5 k.
I am only doing a tasting of wine so a few sips of each a glass total but I will also sample a few desserts. this is my 5 5k this season I try not to drink before them
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 10/3/12 6:22 P
SparkPeople's program is not about deprivation, but moderation. I can't imagine not celebrating my birthday. With careful planning you can have your cake and eat it too. This may mean cutting back 100 calories a day for the next week (I would not cut more than that) and enjoy. Of course you don't want to eat too much the night/day before your race as this could leave you sluggish.
The one thing I would caution you is the wine. Racing a 5K and drinking wine may not be a good idea. Alcohol is metabolized very differently than carbs, proteins and fats and unless you have had wine before a race, remember the old race saying..."nothing new before your race" But alcohol is also a diuretic so you could be left dehydrated before you even run your first race.
So I have lost 40 lbs gained back 7-9 and am back on track but the biggest issue I am having is its my birthday next week and my friends have planned a huge dessert and wine party I dont know what to do I dont want to eat a bunch but no matter what desserts are high in calories. THe day after I am running a 5k so I need some suggestions any really
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.