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Weekend of Cheats (And I'm Okay With It!)

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't cheat this weekend while visiting my parents and in-laws. Friday night was easy as far as dinner - my parents grilled chicken and I made my quickly-becoming-famous kale recipe. Unfortunately, the other side had some apple in it, but not a lot. It was a cole slaw recipe that my mom wanted me to try. I kept my portion small and didn't eat all of it (even though I loved it). I did have some Crown and Diet Coke, but didn't even finish the entire drink.

Last night, we went to a shrimp boil with my sister-in-law and her family. There was alcohol flowing, and all kinds of foods that I can't eat. I had a piece of bread, vodka and Sprite Zero (both are no carb, but still not something I am supposed to be having during induction), a small brownie, and some shrimp with breading on it.

Then today, I had a crab cake sandwich and fries while out to eat with my in-laws for lunch. The salad that I originally planned to order did sound appetizing, but once I saw the crab cake sandwich on the menu, I couldn't turn back.

You know what? I'm okay with my decisions. I'm fully aware that they weren't the best considering the goals that I have. However, I didn't binge eat the things I'm not supposed to. I indulged, but not too much. That is definitely progress in my book.

Tonight, I'm making blue cheese cole slaw (low carb) while my husband is at the grocery store. We're also going to have some kielbasa with it. I'll drink as much water as I can until bed time, and be back on track tomorrow. I'm already planning to bake some eggs tonight so I have them for the rest of the week, and I'm also going to fry some bacon for the week, too.

After a four hour ride back, I'm exhausted tonight. It'll be nice to crawl into bed, that's for sure!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAWANDMUSIC 2/6/2013 8:53PM

    Glad to see that you were mindful!!

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    I think you did great. You chose to indulge on things that were worth it and it my book that's half the battle. That sandwich sounded great.

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KANOE10 2/4/2013 7:55AM

    You did a good job of eating moderately and mindfully. It is hard when you are socializing. Good luck on your induction this week.

Is your Kale recipe hard? I have not found one that I like.

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SANDYBREIT 2/3/2013 10:18PM

    I think you're doing great -- we can't always control the circumstances, and we aren't always perfect, but we CAN keep working at it! I've had about a month now of doing not great, but better than I was doing before I joined SP -- so now it's time for me to get back down to business... but it doesn't seem hopeless, as it has in the past when I "decided" to lose weight and then quickly got derailed and gave up. I KNOW I can get there, as long as I keep trying.


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-AMANDA79- 2/3/2013 7:38PM

    That doesn't sound so bad!

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DMEYER4 2/3/2013 7:36PM

  glad to see you had everything under control. keep up the good work

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