GOTTA LIVE TOO
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ok so yesterday was just that - another day in the our lives of hectic and crazy. Darling daughter had a volleyball tournament and dear son had a football game. Hence in two different directions we go again. So knowing whats going to happen I plan accordingly. Breakfast is all good. Snacks are packed and ready to roll. Lunch I know we are going to a place where I can make good choices. A walk is planned for when we return home that evening (so I can unwind). I am ready to conquer the day so I think.
So we lose first game of volleyball and we head to our destination to kill sometime. It just happens to be a country store themed place that has an amazing deli, bakery, wine section and restaurant. The fall day is perfect. Sun is shining temps are on cool side. Gotta love it. Well it's only 1030 so the group has decided to forgo eating at the restaurant because its too early. WE promised the girls custard from the amazing custard stand so we end up there instead for a snack to wake them up. I know not real smart but what do you do. So anyway I end up getting a mini apple knocker sundae. I will have to say it was amazing. So theres my "healthy" lunch now. So back to volleyball we go.
Even with my change in plan I know I can recover because it's not the end of the world. Obstacle number two presents itself with an invitation to the baseball game. We accept so adjustments are made again. I get home and take a little siesta cause I know it's gonna be a late night. Then I push my walk up cause I know I have to get that done. Before we leave I have some grilled chicken because I'm way behind in protein intake (not much in a sundae). I'm doing good. I feel in control.
The ballgame presents its own obstacles. Food and drink choices are limited when it comes to healthy. So I decide moderation is gonna be my plan of attack. My friend and I partake in some sangria and white wine. An order of nachos are shared. A huge water is by my side entire game too. We stop on way home and have some appetizers. Moderation key again.
When it is all said and done yes I went over my targeted allowance. Approximately 400 calories give or take. Am I upset NO. I had fun. The entire day was spent with my family and friends living our lives. Plans change and I have to be able to adapt. The old me would have deprived myself those couple of drinks and the sundae. These were not rewards for doing good. I do not use food as a reward. If I am going to make this part of my life then I have to be able to live. Today I will be right back on program and looking forward to it.