Thursday, September 04, 2008

Alright, so it's time to test the waters and see just how "re-trained" I am.

This weekend is my birthday and I have friends coming in from out of town, plus a birthday dinner scheduled, so we'll have to see how well I behave. My mom found a recipe for a South Beach friendly carrot cake (carrot cake is my FAVORITE) so we're going to try it and see if it will suffice. I'm willing. I want to have my cake and eat it, too!

My birthday dinner shouldn't tempt me too much. I purposely picked a good restaurant with fresh ingredients and lots of veggies and seafood, so I should be okay there. I've already planned what I'm going to order - and I know which wine I'm going to drink to celebrate as well. A little pre-planning and I'm good.

The next week, however...I go to Europe. Where food! Last time I was there I indulged in crepes, baguettes, pastries and three or four course dinners and ended up losing weight. Probably because they prepare everything healthier for one...and two, because you walk all over the place.

I'm still nervous, though. I want to be able to eat creme brulee in a Parisian restaurant, or treat myself to a crepe filled with Nutella (!) outside of the Eiffel Tower. I want to have afternoon tea in London with scones and cream. I want to experience it all - but I don't want those pounds to come back on. So I'm just praying I keep it in check and don't overindulge too much.

In any event, I AM going to Europe, so who am I to complain? I should just enjoy it and worry about the scale later.
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    You have done great planning for your birthday! you'll sail thru it with no problem! By the way, Happy Birthday!!

    Have a wonderful time in Europe. You will be doing a lot of walking, don't worry about the food. You are a smart person, you know about nutrition, now, you won't overdo. From what I've heard, the portions in other countries are not as ridiculous as in the US. We tend to over-indulge. emoticon Just enjoy yourself! And don't forget your water!

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    3329 days ago
    Europe! I'm so jealous! I was an exchange student to Poland back in the late 80's (yes, I know you were like 3 then, but that's fine). It was amazing and incredible and amazing and incredible! I too ate the finest foods and lived life to the very fullest AND LOST weight. It has to be the walking EVERYWHERE that helps so much. I can't wait to hear a full report when you return!

    Grace & Peace,
    3329 days ago
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