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SmallSteps
02-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Now we all know that this day spells TROUBLE. What is a girl to do? Romance and love is in the air as you're greeted by pretty flowers, expensive boxes of chocolates, maybe a nice bottle of wine, then you're wisked away to a fancy dinner.

Now I've already told my man NO on the chocolates, but what about that dinner? Can you go out to a nice romantic restaurant and still stay within your calorie range for the day? Do you forgo it for the day and just enjoy yourself?

So who's going to CAVE today and who is going to stay STRONG, and who is gonna SAY they will, BUT you know full well that you are not.

What a decision. I have a bad feeling about this. I mean it's just one day, right?


lunarsongbird
02-14-2013, 05:14 PM
I work until 8 PM. So their will be no caving for me. However- my birthday is on the 22nd- and I intend to go crazy.

elvislover324
02-14-2013, 05:20 PM
I'm not caving today! This Valentine's Day is all about the love and this Valentine's Day is extra special to me as I got good news this week. I can't wait for my husband to get home and we can just be together.:val2:

100% on plan for me and a special dinner for him. :val1::val1::val1::val1::val1:

I did get us goofy gifts though, please don't judge! We have a serious problem challenging each other on Angry Birds and I picked us up matching Angry Birds undies at Target yesterday (his are boxers, mine are ladies so not literally matching lol). I showed him last night, he laughed his butt off literally. Do you know how great it feels to be able to wear normal underwear instead of plus sized??!! Sorry for the TMI. :)


smashlers
02-14-2013, 05:40 PM
We love making delicious homemade pizza and haven't done it since I started WW.... I have been afraid to go out for pizza, so we are gonna make it tonight at home. With wheat flour. I am gonna track the heck out of it and enjoy it, a lot.

SarahFairhope
02-14-2013, 05:50 PM
No extras here but when there is an event or we got out, I tend to just budget a few days before hand (shave off 200 calories here or there), go super light the rest of the day and splurge for the special occasion without it changing my weekly weight loss total. :)

Belinda - OoOoo, I'm jealous of the fancy dinner, ENJOY! :)

Elvis - that is too cute!! How fun!

Ashley - Um, homemade pizza sound lovely!

mandalinn82
02-14-2013, 06:12 PM
We're cooking grassfed T-Bone steak, roasted fingerling potatoes, and green beans with garlic. Totally reasonable, 400-450 calorie meal, so that's fine.

Now, we WILL be having a special dessert, which we have every year (an individual ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins with a particular seasonal flavor of ice cream), but we got the smallest size, and will stretch it to last for dessert 2-3 nights.

Martine
02-14-2013, 06:30 PM
There's about only 3-4 days per year where I feel it's ok to indulge a bit, and Valentine's Day is one of them. I could not imagine this day without chocolate, but in moderation (only 2 Lindt chocolate hearts) and dessert, in a small portion (a fancy cupcake that my husband bought that we will share). I can live with these choices and I know that tomorrow I will be back on plan.

Elladorine
02-14-2013, 06:35 PM
No romantic night for us . . . we're having a family dinner for FIL's birthday. :dizzy: Maybe something romantic for my birthday on Saturday though. ;)

The way I look at it is that I can fully enjoy myself without going overboard with my eating. I can also pick out something reasonable at any restaurant (even if I have to cut the portion down) so I don't really worry about this stuff anymore. :)

Goddess Jessica
02-14-2013, 07:22 PM
I thought people might enjoy this.

My daughter's daycare asked us to bring a dozen "treats" in for Valentine's day. My daughter is not even TWO so I was annoyed. So I brought this:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8474959626_b062e56b12_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetennui/8474959626/)
Fruit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetennui/8474959626/) by SweetEnnui (http://www.flickr.com/people/sweetennui/), on Flickr

The stickers say,
"You're sweet! Naturally!"
"Orange you glad you're my Valentine?"
"We make a great pear, Valentine!"

elvislover324
02-14-2013, 07:26 PM
We're cooking grassfed T-Bone steak, roasted fingerling potatoes, and green beans with garlic. Totally reasonable, 400-450 calorie meal, so that's fine.

Now, we WILL be having a special dessert, which we have every year (an individual ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins with a particular seasonal flavor of ice cream), but we got the smallest size, and will stretch it to last for dessert 2-3 nights.

This isn't going to sound very romantic but I wish I was having dinner at your house! Sounds delicious! Enjoy!

Mozzy
02-14-2013, 07:40 PM
Elvis--- love the angry bird undies! Too funny!
Goddess Jessica-- good for you! I would have done the same thing!

We don't celebrate vday, so it'll be 100% on plan for me today :-)

Thinforme
02-14-2013, 08:56 PM
I cheated my parents took me out for dinner for my present from my kiddos. When a five year old brings you a chocolate covered strawberry who can say no. I will go back to being super good tomorrow.

BeachBreeze2010
02-15-2013, 10:03 AM
Yesterday was a calorie bomb - and moving on....geesh!

The crazy thing is that it wasn't even DB's fault. I said no candy and he complied. I said, let's stay on plan and he complied. No one's fault but mine. What did I do? I went out for lunch with a girlfriend and we "treated" ourselves to an oversized portion of chicken shawarma with hummus and pita at a Mediterranean restaurant, then I said "yes" to the donuts still left from that morning (why??:?: They weren't even good anymore?) when I got back - fully and firmly still planted in "treating myself" mode. Then, got home and just had to have a few pieces of chocolate the kids offered me from their Valentine's party loot at school.

Oh yeah...and then I had the lovely dinner that DB made for me - whole wheat, veggie only, completely vegan handmade pizza. And wine. He bought me wine - but only because I asked. At that point, WTH? Poor guy - I tell him for a week that I don't want anything food/alcohol related for Vday and then he plans this sweet dinner and I send him out to the store for wine while he's trying to cook. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I ate a donut earlier that day. Geesh! :dizzy:

Back on plan today!! I've already had my morning smoothie and have made plans with my friend to run at the gym at lunch.

Looking back, I could have gone to lunch with my friend and chosen a greek salad instead (minus the dressing and filling up on hummus and pita before it comes), still had a great time catching up, gotten back to the office and skipped the icky, stale donut and enjoyed an on plan dinner with sweetie and stayed on plan. I really got no further enjoyment out of my day by eating like crap. (Except maybe for the wine. I don't regret the wine. ;) ) Lesson learned.

lunarsongbird
02-15-2013, 10:43 AM
We had a Valentine's Day potluck at work yesterday and I'm pretty sure I made some pretty decent decisions, but I was still .4 up on the scale. :: shrugs ::

XLMuffnTop
02-15-2013, 11:32 AM
I did really well yesterday, surprisingly. ;)

First thing in the morning, someone in the office was handing out HUGE chocolate covered strawberries. Then when I went to my first class at 3, my instructor brought cupcakes, candy, cinnamon rolls and pastries. My table was RIGHT next to the goodies so I smelled them for 3 hours. My next class had tons of regular soda and a big pan of iced brownies.

Thankfully I said no to everything. Quit unusual and I certainly don't feel deprived. I had my on-plan dessert when I got home. :)

synger
02-15-2013, 11:40 AM
I cheated my parents took me out for dinner for my present from my kiddos. When a five year old brings you a chocolate covered strawberry who can say no. I will go back to being super good tomorrow.

I told my family that I didn't want sweets, but my husband got a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries. Checking the calories, it was only 60 each, so I was able to enjoy 3 of them (and a glass of wine!) and still be within my calorie and carb limits for the day.

So I was able to enjoy the day, the festivities, AND the food, and stay on plan. :carrot:

Angihas2
02-15-2013, 12:00 PM
Maybe I'm strange, but I don't see it as 'caving' or 'staying strong'. I tend to think that kind of thinking is why so many of us are relosing, or once we have a treat for the day, we go all out for the rest of the day/week/month/year<s>. I thought about it before hand, shaved a few hundred cals off each day throughout the week, had what I wanted and preselected, drank extra water to counteract the sodium, and the day is over. I don't feel like I 'caved' to the pressure of the day.

These kinds of food challenges are around us all year long. New years, v day, st patty's, easter, spring break, summer bbq's and days at the lake, following up with halloweed and the feasting that starts Nov 1 and really....just never ends. We can't live in bubbles and avoid them. Some of us celebrate all holidays, some celebrate a few select ones and even those who don't celebrate any of them, deal with friends and family who do celebrate and a huge part of the human experience is we celebrate with food. It's something we have to learn to deal with, cope with. Some time's we'll all be 'super strong' and refuse all food offers, sometimes, we'll 'cave' to societal/familial/self pressure. It's important that we get out of the mindset of caving = failure. It's not perfection we're after, it's steady and consistent progress.

Have a great day!