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Buffet Lines, Waterparks and McDonald's

Monday, January 24, 2011

This weekend was a bit crazy....

We spent 2 hours at Urgent Care on Saturday (mainly because my daughter refused to pee) she has a UTI. Good news? After gulping down cranberry juice she is feeling better.

I then went to my company holiday emoticon at a local hotel that has a water park built into it. I was really nervous about the food choices at the party since it was buffet style, but I stayed with portion sizes (eyeing it up, because I didn't feel whipping out measuring cups in the buffet line would be classy). I made healthy choices (chicken breast vs. fatty red meats; lots of veggies and salads instead of tons of cheeses) and I felt good about myself. I limited myself to one glass of wine too! emoticon

I also did something I normally don't do at company events -- I danced! I also stood and walked around during most of the party, instead of sitting at the table and observing. It was emoticon

The next day, I woke up with sore thighs from all the walking and dancing at the party. It felt good to feel my muscles, but I was really scared because they had a morning company buffet breakfast. Ohhh bacon and sausage... drooool..... emoticon I limited myself. I didn't completely avoid everything because I knew I would start craving and obsessing and then go completely out of control. I did really well!

We then headed to the indoor waterpark. emoticon My daughter had a blast. (yes, she went). We were there for over 2 hours, and I didn't stand still at all! We climed countless stairs to go back up to big tubes (that I thought I lost my heart on most of the time). I was worn out! My thighs (at this point) were on fire!

I sent my daughter home with my mom for naptime emoticon (both of them were ready!) and I finished up the errands I had to complete that week. Nicole decided we should stop at McDonalds. I voiced my opinion -- saying I didn't want to be tempted and I wanted to make better choices, but the peer pressure got the best of me. She was offering to pay if I got a Big Mac (18 cents) and a small fry. I ordered. I felt horrible!

But something positive came from the trip! I HATED the food!! I took 3 bites of the Big Mac and couldn't stomach the rest! I only at 1/4 if it. The small fries were horrible too! emoticon I'm officially OVER McDonald's! I was so upset with myself for letting her convince me to go, but now I am glad... because I don't even want the food! It's great to not have the slightest urge to go back, and I know that I won't be returning.

So all in all, when I looked this weekend in the eyes, I was scared. I thought I would fall off the SparkPeople bandwagon for sure --- but I overcame the struggles and made excellent choices. I got over some of the worst urges, and made it into good learning lessons.

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    So happy you are over McDonalds...
    2701 days ago
  • PUNKIN175
    Thats amazing Holly!!! Great job! I am so happy for you and excited about your lack of like for mcdonalds food. I would like to know that feeling of dislike for fast food and maybe I have it, but I'm not sure yet. I still drool a little at the mention of the words "big mac" I havent ever been a fries person, but a burger... mmmm... I am even more worried about breakfast foods. I like fast food breakfast. mmmmm... **sigh** But I havent had it yet this month, an improvement! : ) We are rocking this! Keep it up lady!!!
    2704 days ago
    Sounds like a great weekend!!! emoticon Lets keep this going~
    2705 days ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I ate Mcdonalds last week and hated it too. Guess we are making progress WOO HOO!!!
    2705 days ago
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