This blog is an update on the craziness that was this past week and a reflection on the future.
As I had posted earlier, I had gone out to eat Thursday and Saturday night, Sunday was a 60th birthday celebration dinner, and again yesterday because my husband wanted to eat out. I don’t know why since we’ve spent the last few days eating out so much but whatever. Yesterday and Saturday I think I managed to stay just under or barely over my caloric range based on my best guesstimation. But I knew I blew it Sunday since there just weren’t any healthy options and I’m not going to say no to red velvet cake as I
And it wasn’t just all the eating I was bad about it. There was drinking too… Not that I overdid it with the alcohol, just one glass of wine Sunday and one beer
each Saturday and yesterday. I hardly ever drink anymore since it’s all empty calories but it’s one of those things I have REALLY, REALLY missed.
Now here is the amazing thing. Somehow between eating out and drinking, I have managed to lose the normal amount of weight I’ve been averaging per week. I have no idea how this is happening. Is it because I was still getting in 60 min of cardio every day? Is it because I'm still running
? Is my body giving me some leeway because I’m still exercising?
This is the part I struggle with most. How do I live my life and eat (and drink) in a way that makes me happy, without causing the scale to go up again? I LOVE food. I love all sorts of food from all over the world
. I believe that food is one of life’s great pleasures. And I live near /work in New York City and there are amazing food options to tempt me all the time. One of my goals in life is to eat at every restaurant in New York City. I know I will fail at this goal but it’s so much fun. I don’t ever want to give up being able to enjoy dining out.
As this weekend has shown, we have a rather crazy social schedule and it’s about to get even crazier. I call summer my “social season” as summer is the time of year when we tend to get together with family and friends the most (a lot of family and friends have birthdays between May and August). Of course, get-togethers involve food and alcohol. I’m so close to my goal weight and I see so many challenges ahead.
I’m going to find a balance somehow. I don’t know how but I’m going to do it.
P.S. Tonight was the first night we have used our grill since last summer. I am looking forward to a summer of grilled veggies. At least I'll eat healthy when we grill!