Monday, December 15, 2008

Damage Control

Well the party last night was really nice. They had a nice buffet with Caesar salad southwest style, baked fish in a lemon sauce, roast beef, chicken breast (I didn't have the chicken, I eat it all the time), little polenta squares, roasted green beans, sweet potatoes sliced thin in a white sauce (I have no idea what this was but I had a slice of the potatoes with not much sauce), and some kind of barley mix with tomatoes (this was good, interesting!). So I had a little of everything. Did not go back for seconds. Had one glass of Merlot. Then it was time for the desserts. A friend brought me a plate with 3 of the little mini desserts: cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, and pecan pie tartlet. I ate all 3. I know, everyone else was doing it so likewise, I ate them. They were good, too.

Today, I'm over it. I don't have any bad feelings about the meal. Nor am I having any trouble putting it behind me. I have eaten my meals as planned today and don't feel like I'm missing anything. I think the clean eating has really left a mark on me. I really looked forward to eating my food. Well, I have to be honest, I think I have daydreamed about that lemon meringue tart. Damn, tart!

It's going to be okay. I think I looked pretty good, too, last night in my new outfit. I got a lot of compliments. Everyone looked good in their dressy duds. It was fun and I'm glad I went. In the future I think I will be okay with a little indulgence every once in awhile. I hope!

PS I guess you noticed I said nothing about the Scale today. I did not step foot on it since I ate all that stuff last night. I'm sure I'd be disappointed or shocked, or both. I will see what the Scale says in a day or two after I've been back to my clean eating. :)


  1. Sounds like a it was a great break and good mental re-charge.

    What did you wear??


  2. errr....see next post Tamzin! *feels shame*

  3. Sounds like a fun filled evening. :-) I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and it sounds like you did fine on the food. A treat every once in awhile is good IMHO, cause you are back on track today. And half the battle! Getting right back on plan after having a treat. I am so trying to work on that.

  4. You handled that very well! From enjoying what you ate, to not going for seconds, to not feeling guilty, and finally to not weighing in the next day. That was smart!

  5. Sounds like a fun party. I totally agree that a LITTLE indulgence once in a while is just part of life. Figuring out -- as you did last night -- how to incorporate it in our new healthy lifestyles rather than letting a little indulgence turn into a HUGE indulgence (as I used to do) is the key.

  6. Indulgences are fine and gains are too also - it's what you do afterwards that truly matters. Get back on the horse and move on, that's my attitude. Not going to let it derail me from this journey.