Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake, originally uploaded by mfcstotler.
Ok, I just got back from the wedding....this is my post wedding update. Julie actually had realatively healthy foods. I had a turkey sandwhich, a small scoop of macaroni salad and some veggies off the veggie platter. I ignored the meatballs ( that wasn't difficult). I did not touch the potato chips! I drank diet soda and did not partake of the bar offerings. I did however have a piece of cake. It was not the little sliver of cake that the cake places actually say is a serving. But it was not a honkin' big piece that I would have cut for myself. :-) I didn't put any mints on my plate! Ohhh yes, I did have some green punch with my cake!

I will say. My water consumption thus far on vacation has been atrocious! I am probably not even getting 24 ounces of water. I haven't sunk so low as to drink 'regular' soda. Instead I'm doing diet drinks...but still! No worries though...I'll get back to it! Meanwhile, I"m enjoying myself and just trying to make healthier decisions for myself and not worry about it. Because to sit back and worry about every bite I put into my mouth makes this whole thing not worth it! This is life and there will be times when you have to temporarily throw in the towel, live on the edge so to speak. But the important thing is to not let one day or week or howoever long that temporary time is for to not slip into an extended time period. For me, it's vacation. My vacation is over on Thursday. Thus on THursday I'm back hot and heavy! :-) In the meantime, I'm going to live life and take it as such.
Two things about 'living' though.

1. It is so much more special to go and get these treats and yummy things! When I ate like this all the time, it was just ho-hum. I feel as if I"ve received the biggest treat from my little indulgances the last few days!

2. My body really does let me know that it would rather be eating the fruits and veggies and getting it's water. No I"m not sick...but it's let me know (I had a terrible case of indigestion this morning....yeah yeah yeah....way too much TMI!)


Anonymous said...

the second one is amazing huh?
Ill never forget changing my eating habits and then, as always, veering WILDLY OFF TRACK for a few days (wildly) and then actually LONGING FOR BROCOLI.

pretty cool.

Deborah said...

Vacations are for having fun and forgetting about the ho-hum existance back home. It will be there for you on Thursday. Enjoy the indulgances. (I know I would.)

JC said...

This is a great post. I must admit I'm jealous for wedding cake now. I saw that cake and instant mouth watering going on. You made great choices. Your tips are so true. Special food at a special place with special people - worth it. I love that I've gotten to the point that my body lets me know when I'm getting off track.

Donnalouise said...

I'm so in this same situation this week...was staying at family's place going to a NASCAR race. I ate way too much and yes, my bosy let me know it also. But hey, I had fun and am now back on track. I will recover from the gain I know I will see tomorrow on the scale and move on from there. You're right...I truly enjoyed these snacks so much more because I really never eat them anymore.

Unknown said...

Oh that is beautiful! both wedding photos are great!