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 is...life! 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 (oh.my.goodness!) 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.