Day 30 - 3200 calories today! and that's okay

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Today was Chanukah party central. I was invited to 3 parties; I went to 2 of them. I decided that today would be the one day that I would eat latkes. I could say it's the only day I'll eat them during Chanukah but I might as well say they are the only day I'll eat them all year. Latkes are a Chanukah thing. I might eat potato pancakes other times of the year; one of my favorite Passover recipes is a potato pancake - but if it's not cooked in oil it's not a latke. So I ate five - they were delicious. I had them with full-fat sour cream and applesauce and corn salsa (definitely not a traditional choice). I also had Godiva chocolate covered pretzels and amazing chocolate cake. So I went over in most of my categories; met my goals for calcium and fiber.

I ate enough calories for 2 days. I gave myself permission for this one day. Will there be other days when I give myself permission? Yes, but they need to average out to maybe one day a month. Special days can't be 4 days a week. Not if I want to be healthy and fit. That's just one of the disgusting realities of life. One day of Chanukah; my birthday; 1st night of Passover; my half-birthday. The half-birthday sounds lame, but I've been celebrating it for the last 10 years or so. My birthday is in January and often the celebration gets cancelled for weather. I've never had to cancel my July half-birthday celebration. Back to the topic - so that's 4 days alloted which allows for other people's celebrations; nights out, etc. . And eating within my calorie range is NOT DEPRIVATION.
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    There is NO other way to eat latkes!!! Good for you - you can't deprive yourself every day. Everyone deserves a treat day :)
    3887 days ago
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    I like your plan and your attitude. Happy Chanukah emoticon
    3887 days ago
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