I've done some experimenting. I've stopped counting my calories religiously and I've loosened the reigns on what I'm eating. This resulted in a gain of 2.9 lbs on the scale. Its certainly not the result I was looking for but I think that I'm finding my balance and deciding what is important to me.
I don't want to always be the person at diner ordering a salad with no cheese or bacon and dressing on the side.
I don't want my family and friends to plan meals around "What I can eat."
I don't want to log my calories and exercises every day.
I do want to go on a date with my husband and really enjoy dinner.
I do want to go to festivals, fairs, and holiday meals and enjoy the foods of the season.
I'd like to enjoy all life has to offer and if that involves occasionally eating things that aren't always the best for me, than so be it. This weekend was full of life and wonderful food and if that means that I gained weight, I'm ok with that. I know that I'm going to be back on track this week. Eating healthy and working out.
Friday night Matthew and I went on a date night to a local pizzeria. Together we shared an appetizer of ricotta gniocchi and it was quite possibly the best thing I've ever eaten. I'm so glad that I didn't pass because I would have gone over my calories.
We spent Saturday at a local amusment park where I shared a carmel apple with the hubs and afterwards we went out to dinner with some of Matt's family.
Sunday was spent at the Salt Lake City Greek Festival where I was able to try some really amazing Greek food. I had my first taste of Tyropita, Baklava, Gyro, and Loukoumades. These aren't foods that I would normally be able to get and I wasn't going to let the opportunity pass me by.
I'm sure I went over my calories every day this weekend but I had a great time and I don't regret any of my choices. . I did a lot of walking both days and I'm right back on track tonight. Next weekend Matt and I will be attending the state fair and I have every intention of eating something deep fried. I want to become healthy, but I'm not going to let life pass me by while I get there.
Besides, who wants to live life without the occasional burger and fries?