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The Detox

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Everyone does it in some way or another...and no, I am not talking about a "cleanse" in the literal term that is used today. Detox basically meaning that you go back to the basics of healthy living, and if it means cutting back or not having something for a short amount of time because it helps you out doing that...then yes, that is the detox I am talking about.

Today, I went to a bridal shower and basically had this conversation with the table but not saying the "d" work until my sister in law said it...because bascially, that is what a few of us were doing. One is just starting her journey over again with a 17 day diet - so she is no white/no carbing it right now. She sees her pitfall, and acknowledges it, and right now, she's saying "no thanks" even at the party. Proud of her for that one. Told her that too.

For me....I was saying "no thanks" to the wine and cut the pasta portion of my meal in half because really, 2 cups of past is a bit much for an appetizer. The veal was super yummy though and it's 6:30 and I am still not hungry. I find that the social drinking and chip eating are the worse enemies for me I am saying "No thanks" even at a shower.

It's basically about knowing your own pitfalls and what you have to "detox" out of your system in order to get back in the saddle successfully.

Mine is social drinking and chips and not tracking. A bad combo for me. So I am tracking and say "no thanks" .... for now.

And each day is a new challenge. Today in fact, I was invited to another party, where the social drinking would be off the charts...but knowing me and my tendencies, I decided to pass. And whallah, 2 seconds after that decision was made, a text came in inviting me to drop by the bar with a group of people who are really quite fun, but yet, you have to drive there, and then the whole drinking and driving with even 1 drink for me is a taboo...sooooo, the decision has been made, I think I am going to pass.

Boy. I sure sound like an antisocial person, just because of the social drinking. But it's a decision that also comes with other consequences attached to it. I like drinking in certain situations...and hanging at this bar, with these people would be totally out of the box and awesome... BUT I just got back in my saddle, and that is not part of MY plan right now. And tonight, it's not worth the temptation. me the buzzkill, BUT the sacrifice of not going and being in control is worth the social risk I am willing to take tonight in order to stay on track tomorrow, especially since we have be quite the social butterflies lately since school let out...and it's only been a week! LOL

It's like staring at a piece of cake and turning it down, instead of eating it and feeling the guilt right after the last bite is swallowed. Sometimes the after effects are not worth the fun had.

Don't get me wrong...I have a-plenty of social stuff coming up on the radar...but it's PLANNED and doing what I do now will let me let loose a little later on. Delayed gratification? You betcha! Nothing wrong with that either. I would rather plan things out for the next 5 days and enjoy the 4th of July without worrying about this or that. I would also rather not be so bloated that I feel weird in my swimsuit! Those are the perks of saying "no thanks" for right now.

And picture 3 weeks...I will be camping for a week! With all friends!! At a lake! I don't know how much more social you can get than that!!!! LOL

It all comes down to the choices we make every day. Whatever you wanna call the phase you are in (Like Spark's Fast Break - like I am sortof in right now on my "detox") then at least do your best while you are in it.
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    Thanks for posting this. I pass on social events for the same reasons...but then I feel like a social loser...spending more time with virtual friends instead of real friends.

    Sounds like you have found balance and that is great.
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    1761 days ago
    Delayed gratification! I liked that! And it's been in my ways of planning my upcoming "indulgements", too. I think you're doing a great job and you'll be able to enjoy every one of the social events in the next weeks.
    Have fun!
    1761 days ago
  • DALID414
    I'm saying no thanks to ice cream until the end of July (nephews birthday) on that day I'll have cake and ice cream like a kid again emoticon
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  • KANOE10
    I am doing the same. I am cutting back on wine for now to "detox" and get down a few pounds. My main mantra is, " I want to wake up happy with my food choices in the morning, so I can pass on socializing and the wine for now. "

    So I will join you in saying "No thanks" and perhaps not be as social as other times.

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    1761 days ago
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