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Anniversary Take-Out

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Last night being our actual anniversary date my husband & I wanted to do something a little bit special. We had our cruise (3lbs seem to be gone already as of this morning, btw - woohoo!), so that was the big thing, that was our gift to each other. But we still wanted to commemorate the actual day. I got him a card and he got me flowers (beautiful pink roses!!). And, well, we both *love* vietnamese food. So we decided to get some.

But this time it was a bit different. For one thing I did not eat everything, I stopped when I was full and now I have lunch for today. And for another thing I didn't count the whole day as a complete loss and an excuse to throw everything out the window.

During the rest of the day I had been eating mostly fruits & veggies, mostly low calorie, and when I tracked the vietnamese (before eating it), I discovered a pretty amazing thing: I was still within my calorie budget for the day! At the end of the day I was on target for calories, carbs, proteins and fats!

I was pretty excited to discover first-hand (even though I know it in my head) that there is room for little things like that every once in a while and they can still fit into my diet plan. It is possible to celebrate with a treat without losing ground on a weight loss journey.

Also I didn't use the celebration day as an excuse not to do my cardio & strength training, so I'm feeling good about continuing to stick to my plan for those.
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    emoticon ooooooooooo exciting!!!! I love love love pink roses, my DH knows only to get those for me too, they are just so beautiful. Happy Anniversary, may you and your hunnie be blessed many years to come. Ooo and congrats on staying within calories! That can be pretty difficult on special occassions.
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