Hey Triple B, I hope everyone’s week was well. As far as my diet is concerned, for the most part mine was great. However, Friday was a challenging day. I met some girlfriends for dinner at Carmines. If you are familiar with Carmines [in New York City] you already know their mammoth size family style portions of Italian fare can be any dieter’s nemesis. I handled it well, if I do say so myself. I gave myself permission to enjoy for the evening. Evoking an 80/20 rule of sorts, the Dieter’s edition.
“Since I had been on my best behavior the entire week (the 80%), tonight (the 20%) would not kill my progress.” This is how I rationalized it. Funny thing was though, after I gave myself permission, the desire to overindulge was gone. I was able to taste without devouring and without feeling deprived. I had a nice time, and was quite satisfied when I left the restaurant. I also didn’t have the, wanting to jump off a bridge because “I ate the whole thing” feeling that I would have in the past.
This whole experience has been eye opening. It is also becoming less about fitting into a dress and more about a healthier lifestyle. But let’s not get it twisted, I do want to slip into a fabulous dress and look damn good when I do it. I mean truth is truth. Who am I fooling?
To follow up on last week, mission impossible was accomplished. Royshawn finished his guest list. WooHoo! It actually turned out not to be as difficult as I anticipated. We sat down on Sunday and he got it done in less than an hour. Surprise! Surprise! The rest of the planning is progressing slow and steady. Hopefully I can continue this stress free pace and get everything done. Wishful thinking I know, but I can always hope.
Great post!! I think this is something that so many brides go through and it makes it so much easier to deal with when there are other people going through it too. Thanks for sharing!!
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials and double congrats on using will power at Carmine’s! I know all about Carmine’s deliciousness so that fact that you controlled yourself is commendable. Many blessings to you as you continue your journey to becoming a wife. It’s a beautiful thing.