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I definitely second the suggestion about going on a walk with your family during one of those days. Mother's Day and your birthday should be all about relaxation and enjoying time with family, but they don't have to be danger days. When it's my birthday, the tradition is to get Chinese food and cake, but before dinner and dessert I try to eat light and get my family to walk with me (before the after-dinner lethargy sets in).
If you really think you'll enjoy yoghurt and strawberries, I say go for it -- but if cake or other empty sweets are on your mind, ask for those instead. Like everyone else has said, it's just two days out of two weeks, and both are times to celebrate. Focus on enjoying yourself, not on counting calories.
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I agree with everyone else! Do what you can the rest of the week and the rest of the day, and then relax and enjoy being spoiled! Maybe take your family with you on a walk afterwards.
Enjoy your birthday, enjoy your Mother's Day , we never know when we'll be taken from this earth enjoy these days (not saying they should revolve around food), but I often think how horrible would it be if I suddenly died and my last meal was a salad, or something I didn't really enjoy. These days don't come around very often eat light as others said and splurge on the cake or a nice dinner your worth it!
My birthday is the weekend following Mother's Day. I plan on eating a bit lighter and more veggies so I can enjoy the cake on my birthday and whatever dessert I'm presented with on Mother's day. I'll make sure to squeeze in some more workout minutes by taking a walk every day at lunch. I don't want to feel deprived, like I cant have what I want. I'm going to work harder so that I can!! So can you!!
I did tiramisu for my birthday. I pretty much did what BUNNYKICKS suggested. I ate at my lower end all week and watched what I ate that day. One or two meals should not frighten you this much. Remember, my dear, this is a lifestyle change. no one is holding a gun to your head and promises to shoot if you enjoy a slice of cake or a fancy dessert. make sure you have lots of veggies with the dinner. Maybe take an extra walk or do a dvd that morning.
Stick diligently to your calorie range for the other 6 days in the week. Aim for the lower end. On the day of the dinner, eat your breakfast and lunch but try and keep it on the light side, so you have more flexibility when dinner/dessert rolls around.
Then enjoy your dinner. Don't go berzerk and eat 3 portions of everything - but just... enjoy your dinner.
Now for birthday cake - what about angel food cake with fresh strawberries? It's very light, so far as cake goes, and sliced strawberries that have been sprinkled with a bit of sugar and left to get syrupy is a way more delicious topping than Industrial Birthday-Cake icing....
Me, I'm going to ask for pavlova :) (My birthday is coming up soon too!)
Sorry you feel how you do, there is so much fun in birthdays and Mothers Day to worry over the food. Find the joy in it and not the worry. Do good all the days inbetween. Don't make your struggles the focus. If you want frozen yogurt and strawberries then you should have that rather you have them bring it or you get it yourself.
very worried about the calories the next 2 sunday's comeing up. I no the girls of mine will bring dinner and dessert. was thinking I should ask for frozen yogart and fresh strawberries. any beter ideas out there ???
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