Today is the first day of my BF’s birthday celebrations. Since his parents are divorced, we have a party with his Dad’s side today, his Mom’s side tomorrow and on Monday (his actual B-Day) it will be just he and I. It’s a weekend filled with grilling out and cake, etc. etc. etc. I haven’t been able to sleep all night and I was hoping to get in several good hours so I could get a good 2 hours worth of exercise in today. At least if I were to exercise an extra hour, I wouldn’t have so much guilt for participating in the (regulated) munching.
I told myself at the beginning of this journey that I will not deny myself foods on holidays/special occassions because that will make me miserable and I’d be setting meself up for failure. Instead I promised myself that I would limit my intake of the foods offered. Instead of a whole burger, I’d just eat half a burger. Instead of a handful of chips, I’d have 5 chips. Instead of a slice of cake, I’d have a sliver of cake. Afterall, I think for me it’s mostly the taste I’m after. If I can just taste the foods, that’ll be enough to satisfy me.
So here goes. Wish me luck – I’m goin in!