Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas is over. It's kinda depressing to say. The build up is sooo big and then in one fell swoop it's over. Sad.

I've made a vow to get my eating and exercise back under control. Todd and I have set up a mutual reward and we are DYING to get the reward so we are both working towards it pretty good. The reward? I'm embarrassed to's a food reward. We both love Bucca di Beppo....and we actually even have a gift certificate in essence it's free food. But we have said that we have to lose a combined 20 pounds before we can go there. WHew......So I want to do my part with at least 10 pounds of that 20!

Yes, yes yes....bad to reward myself with food I know. But motivating!

Soooooo back to being good. Being at my parents house over the holidays was rough. My mom always has such yummy baked goods that it's ridiculous! That and eating out and eating with's just a recipe for disaster!


karen@fitnessjourney said...

You'll get right back to it and when you go to your favorite restaurant you can always ask for a take out box for half of the meal.

(My in-laws sent us gift cards to not one, but two different steak houses! I ask you, is there anything healthy to eat at a steakhouse?)

Julia said...

Bucca's is AMAZING! I agree with Karen to box up half of the meal. :)

Good luck, to you 2 on losing 20 pounds! I know you can do it!


Sevenbeads said...

It's great to start the year with goals. Bucca's will be a great reward ... that night and for lunch the next day with the leftovers.

bbubblyb said...

Good luck with your 20 lbs. I sometimes have food rewards I don't think there is anything wrong with it really. I mean one meal isn't going to give you both those 20 lbs back so no worries *smile*.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Definitely box up half the meal before you even start eating. That always helped me, and is something I still do now.

Stephanie said...

Buca di Beppo is quite the carrot. The one time I went there I ate so much garlic that I felt like it was seeping out of my pores! Delicious.
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