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Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's amazing how one little holiday has the potential to knock you off track. The candy, the cookies, the little sweethearts. The going out to eat, the office cupcakes. All if have the potential to undo that hard work, to challenge the will power I've been building up.
But not this year, nope, I am not going there. I have put in to much hard work. I'm not being sucked down that hole again. I told Hubby no candy, well he couldn't resist and got me one tiny box of sweethearts. They are so good. I looked at the calories, if I just eat a couple here and there I'll be okay. It's a treat not a coping thing.
Instead hubby surprised me by taking me to work this morning so we could have a few extra minutes. I work days and he works nights so our time together always seems to short. I thought he had gone home after dropping me off. Nope I was wrong. He came in the back way of my office, and brought me a little rose plant and the sweetest card.
He gets his present tonight, a t-shirt he wanted while we were on our honeymoon. I picked it up and didn't tell him about it. Hopefully he loves it.
So instead of eating out, I'm cooking. I'm making a crockpot chicken dumpling. It's not the healthiest but per serving it's only about 350 calories, so not terrible at all. I also made a mixed berry cobbler. I'm pretty sure when I get home Hubby will have eaten most of it. He just loves it, he broke into when he got home from work. Said he was taste testing it for me, in case it was terrible he didn't want me to suffer. I asked him why he took such a big serving then, his response, I had to double check. I love that man to pieces.
So Happy Valentine's Day, remember if you slip today just get back up. One bad day doesn't have to turn into a bad week. Remember to be your own Valentine. Be kind to yourself and to others.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UWHK8STER 2/14/2013 11:58AM

    It sounds like your husband is a sweetheart - major kudos on coming back with the card and plant. Hope the two of you have a great day and good job in accommodating the holiday but not letting it throw you off track!

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