Terri: We need to talk about what happened last night with the Halloween candy. Don't you remember our agreement that we would save it for the kids that come by on Halloween?
Babygirl Terri: Yes, but I thought it would be ok to melt just two of the Hershey's milk chocolate minis to go with the strawberries.
Terri: Well, that wasn't so bad, but look what happened. After the bag was opened it was just too tempting not to eat a couple more here and a couple more there and by the end of the night it added up to six "mini" pieces of chocolate.
Babygirl Terri: Yeah, but they were just "mini". That didn't hurt anything.
Terri: Actually it did hurt something. It hurt me trying to reach my weight goal for the Renaissance Faire in March. Remember, I'm sewing a new costume in a smaller size and I want to be able to wear it and have so much fun at the Faire. Don't you want to have fun in a pretty new dress at the Faire?
Babygirl Terri: But it was only one night. I'll do better tomorrow. There's plenty of time before the Faire to watch what I eat and lose weight so I can fit into the costume.
Terri: Actually, there isn't that much time between now and then. I planned it all out on a chart and to be able to reach that goal I have to lose 2 lbs a week. I won't be able to do that if we take a day off from the diet and exercise every week. I tell you what. How about instead of a day off from the diet every week, let's just take one special day off a month instead? Let's just have one special meal on that day where we don't worry about the calories instead of eating junk all day just because it's a "free" day.
Babygirl Terri: OK, but I get to pick the day AND the meal.
Terri: Of course!
Babygirl Terri: Maybe I could even exercise twice that day to work off some of the extra calories.
Terri: Now you're thinking. Ü
Babygirl Terri: I'm sorry about the mini-binge last night.
Terri: It's ok. Chocolate happens. We'll just try to do better and keep that pretty dress in mind before we reach in that bowl of candy again right?
Babygirl Terri: Right! Ü