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.