Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This past weekend was a ton of fun! Lunch with a college friend Thursday, girl’s night on Friday, celebrating my amazing boyfriend’s birthday with his college friends on Saturday, and post-birthday celebration mimosas on Sunday. I definitely went overboard on the food and drinks and skimped on the exercise. In a strange way, I am proud of myself that I did not let the guilt of overeating ruin my weekend because a couple of years ago I certainly would have let it, but I do wish that I had made better choices. Throughout this journey I have become much more forgiving of myself. However, this weekend did remind me that when I eat foods I do not normally consume (processed food) I feel physically ill. My stomach gets upset, my energy level is low, my sleep quality is affected, and my face breaks out. This weekend gave me a solid reminder that I need to make better choices in the future or I will end up getting sick again. In retrospect, I realize that nothing I ate over the weekend tasted good enough to get physically ill over. When faced with these decisions again in the future I will just have to remind myself of this weekend.
On a positive note: I have returned to eating my “normal” eating and exercise habits and I feel much better.