Sunday, March 13, 2011
Well, the weekend is half over and I am very pleased with how well it's going. Last weekend I proved to myself that it's possible to make healthy choices all weekend long and not abandon the healthy plans I have just to enjoy a dinner out or a fun time with friends and family. That really gave me encouragement because lately I've been falling off the wagon pretty badly on some weekends or at least during certain weekend events.
Last night we went to a birthday party and I made very good, healthy choices and really enjoyed the entire evening with my husband, kids and friends. I hope to keep this momentum up and have another great day today. We will be going out to dinner tonight and I have some healthy ideas I can choose at almost any place we go and the true test will be if I actually order one of those choices. We might be going to Applebee's, but not certain yet. They have some great WW meals so that would be an ideal place to go and still eat really healthy. But my hubby and I don't go out very often anymore so he's kind of thinking about Boccelli's, our favorite little Italian restaurant that has lots of ambiance and is more intimate than Applebee's. That place is difficult to be good at, even with the salads because they bring out lots of bread before the meal and then serve every meal with delicious garlicy, buttery bread. It's hard for me to resist buttery bread. But I have to remind myself how much I want to lose weight right now and decide if that bread is worth it or not. I could go there and have that bread but it would seriously cut into how much food I can have the rest of the day. Hmmmm . . . when hubby's up I'll see what he's thinking. Oh how I wish Applebee's had more ambiance! Or Boccelli's had less tempting bread, lol. Either way, I can still be successful today. I can do it! One thing I can do right now while everyone is still asleep (thanks to springing forward and staying up late with the kids), I can get a good work out in right now.