“Are you going to be able to eat out?”
“Do you want to meet me for dinner?”
“Do you want a cookie?”
These are some of the questions that I’ve been getting lately from the boyfriend and friends. You know, I honestly haven’t thought about the answers. In my mind I’ve been thinking that I would follow these fingerlickin guidelines during the weekday and possibly the weekends, but we all know that the weekends pose a completely different problem than the work week. There’s the temptation of movie theater popcorn and jufubes, dinner parties, and birthday cake. So what’s a girl to do? I went with the flow.
I knew that I had plenty of healthy options in the house so when a friend invited me out for coffee, I threw an apple, baby carrots, seaweed chips, half of an almond butter sandwich, and my water bottle into my bag and headed out. “Hey, if I buy a cookie do you want to share it?,” says my friend. “Nope,” was my answer. What I realized in that moment was that I didn’t really want the goodies. Just because I was surrounded by sweet awesomeness didn’t mean that I had to try them. I was equipped with good food, so why pay for the junk? This weekend was a learning experience overall. I’ve come to realize that if I really want something, it’s okay to have a little, but don’t make a big deal out of it. No one’s going to arrest me for having a bite of banana pudding. However, when I start to spiral out of control, that’s when someone’s got to pull me back in and that someone has to be me. Following the fingerlickinNutrition guidelines has given me focus. I haven’t perfected every single one and that’s okay. The thing is that I now have more structure and am learning to enjoy healthy food again.
Still feeling good about my progress and hoping this week is just as successful as the last.