One girl's quest to just take very good care of herself.
Monday, May 2, 2011
“I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food” - Erma Bombeck
Hot Date Cake with Banana Ice Cream, Butterscotch and Salted Pecans. It was not my birthday, nor anniversary, not a late Easter....or early Christmas...it was just pure gluttony. An overindulgence. A visit to my old, not-so-healthy, habits.
We dressed fancy for the occasion. My one consolation is that my "little-r" black dress still fit comfortably at the end of the night, even though my skin felt definitely tighter around the mid-section.
I had been wanting to visit Poppy for over a year and it was a fabulous meal! Duck, Salmon, herbs, spices...a powerful cocktail...and the Hot Date Cake that I ate even though I was already full...even though I had sworn off sugar and starches...and convinced myself that I could just try one bite.
I woke yesterday morning at a fabulous 201.8 lbs (less than 2lbs from my 199 goal). This morning the scale is a stubborn 203.8. It will not budge...I have checked it 5 times.
Was it worth it? Well, I have decided it is....on the one condition that I get right back on my plan today and avoid another occurrence of shear foodie abandon (at least until we have a special occasion to warrant it (June 3rd is Mr SC's birthday).
Here is the deal...I knew what I was doing, and I knew what the consequence would be. (And here I am- living out that destiny) I am committed to learning how to balance my healthier lifestyle with these periodic splurges. I find both states pleasurable- really I do! I just know that the healthier lifestyle needs to happen 98% of the time. My foodie side is saying "2%!!!! that is not a fair balance!!" but, honestly, I think I can live with that.