Thursday, February 09, 2012
Tonight I am going to what is probably a diet pitfall for many. However, my feeling on this journey is that I am making daily healthy choices and changes for the rest of my life, not just to lose a few pounds. That means that I will have days (and nights) of indulgence, and I will have to learn how to manage them sooner or later. This just happens to be sooner.
A friend of mine is volunteering at a Chocolate Gala fundraiser for her local Sexual Assault Center. Its a night of chocolate treats, music, and a silent auction, all to raise money for the center. Its a very good cause, and it presented the ultimate lure to me - chocolate! Good chocolate, not those nasty vending machine candy bars, but the kind made by chocolatiers and speciality bakers.
I've known this night was coming for a while now. I've been scrupulous in the days leading up to it, with no extra small treats, lots of fresh veggies and fruit, making sure I am well within points and meeting my protein and iron requirements. I've been diligent about walking, and tomorrow I plan on "water and moving", the two remedies for indulgence that my Weight Watcher leader recommended. Today I plan on eating the minimum, while sticking with filling foods so I'm not hungry when I go. I will taste as much variety as I can tonight, but I will do my best to stick with the smallest portions, and 'go halves' if necessary with my mom (she's coming with me). Tasting a wide variety of chocolate does not mean eating as much of it as I can!
I know I will go over daily points today, but I have activity points saved up (and I've never dipped into my weekly), and I will be getting more activity points in the days ahead. I have prepared myself mentally to not losing weight on Tuesday, but with a sensible plan going in (and out!) of tonight's definately once-in-a-long-while indulgence, I shouldn't gain.
I want to enjoy life, and I want to help my friend and the very good cause for SACHA. I believe I can do this and not derail myself. Tonight I indulge, and tomorrow I go back to my regular (new!) lifestyle of healthy eating and daily walks. I will be good to myself!