I guess not every week can be great. This is the week that I admit I’m human and my plan just, well, went kaput. Some weeks are like that.
I ate out twice.
I had ice cream and cookies.
You know, I’m not going to beat myself up. Instead, I’m going to tell you about.
For most of the week, I stuck to my plan of no sugar. And even though there was food from out, I still have not eaten at a greasy fast food joint, so it’s not that bad.
But on Thursday, I met some ladies at a restaurant for Bible study and I shared an appetizer tray. It had chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, and onion rings. This was a sit down restaurant so it wasn’t technically fast food, but it was definitely the most fried food I’d had in months. And then I followed it up by sharing an ice cream dessert.
Let me tell you, I paid for it. I was sick all night and all the next morning.
But I don’t regret enjoying my time with friends. I had gone to the same restaurant for Bible study the week before and had nothing. It was fine to have nothing, but this week I chose to join in.
And that is the key – I chose to.
There is no regret in making a choice to enjoy good company with friends.
Then, this weekend, I went out and about town with my family. This was a walking adventure. We love to take long walks on sunny days. Hubby and I decided to take the kids to our favorite local coffee shop/cafe for a treat. They love the moon pies at Java Moon, and we love to provide that. Hubby and I had not eaten lunch so we decided to get lunch while there. I have a picture of mine.
It’s not the best picture, but as you can see it wasn’t fast food. This was a sandwich and salad. They call it the Bru-Shet-A. It is tomato, basil, and mozzarella, with a basil/garlic sauce (something like that) on ciabatta bread, panini style. The salad dressing was on the side and there was a side of balsamic vinegar to dip the sandwich in. I drank water.
All of this was freshly prepared. Definitely not fast food. But in the interest of being real, I figured that I should mention it.
And today, at our family Sunday dinner, I ate two cookies. Homemade cookies. My mom has a gift with all food, baking included. And I decided to allow myself to enjoy family dinner without the pressure of worrying about being extra healthy.
I made choices. I am ok with them. I’m no longer telling myself that I did something bad by enjoying my life. I also went for two insanely long walks this week that were well above the 10,000 step mark – so there’s a great win!
I’m human. Ice cream happens. Restaurants happen. And life goes on, health can still happen, I can still stay on my journey and feel good about myself.
How was your week?