Today I Cheated or did I?
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Today I cheated or at least that is what most people who are dieting would say. However, I am NOT dieting and I didn't cheat, I treated!
This was not a random treat day. I have planned for this day for 2 weeks! My friend, Becky, was coming to visit in Cebu and she wanted to cook a birthday meal for me (my birthday was in October). She expresses love by feeding and believe me, she is a pretty amazing cook! This was definitely worth the planning. There were only two things I wanted on my birthday plate, both southern favorites, so as you can imagine, you wouldn't be finding these on a cooking light menu. But hey, I haven't had either of these foods in over a year and a half!
Oh how I have looked forward to this meal and the company! When I say I planned for this event, I didn't do it by starving myself. I have eaten healthy and stayed within 50 calories of my low range every day. I have also made sure to work out daily.
This morning I woke up with great anticipation! I ate a light, healthy breakfast and lunch, snacked sensibly and worked out. At dinner, I felt like a queen as I basked in the love prepared by my friend and I enjoyed every bite.
Yes, I was over my high range by about 300 calories, but guess what...I am not freaking out because I know it was a treat, and who wants a lifestyle where you can't treat yourself to a homemade buttermilk biscuit and fried potatoes!