So I'm working crazy hours and eating all my meals out at the present time. There's not any choice in that. And I've done a great job in selecting healthy meals - salads, salmon, avoiding the "extras" and bringing healthy snacks to work with me, etc. I'm not tracking the weight watchers points at all, but I think I'm right in the ballpark. I have a pretty strong sense of what's "too much" these days, what are good choices and what are not so good choices.
Which brings me to last night's dinner. I ordered a nice half roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes and grilled vegetables. I was extra hungry so I thought a side salad would be good. It was! What I didn't plan on was the extra bread plate they sent up with the meal.
I am a carb addict (this isn't speculation; history has proven this time and again.) I have avoided bread like crazy for a few months. I'll have an occasional wrap, or a whole grain bagel now and then, but for the most part, I get my carbs from vegetables, beans, etc.
The bread plate had warm bread and real butter. IT WAS ALL DELICIOUS. *sigh* I had one, then another and then .... the plate was gone. I want to feel bad, but I really don't. I've been working my arse off for weeks both on this food and exercise plan and for my job. Given the many other "bad" choices I could make each day (folks have brought in brownies and cookies etc. to work each day), I think I did okay. This is a lifestyle change for the long haul. I don't want to be perfect or "all or nothing" or "black and white." I want to know it's okay to have those days, those moments where I just want what I want and that is part of the success formula.....allowing for the occasional departure for the norm.
Sometimes, bread happens.
And That's OKAY.
(Side note: I may do a little extra treadmill time this morning and try to burn one of thse buns off of one of my buns lol)