Tuesday was my boyfriend’s birthday and to celebrate I decided to take him out to a fancy dinner at the Capital Grille. It was a really great experience and they made the night feel really special (including a hand-written card thanking us for choosing to eat there…. oh yeah, and FREE CHAMPAGNE!!!!!).
One of the things that I have decided is that while I am fully committed to losing weight and getting healthy, that I don’t want to feel like I am missing out on life because of it. And by life, I mean lobster mac ‘n cheese (at least in this case). I (mistakenly) looked up the nutrition info for the Capital Grille and knew before going in that the heavenly side dish in question is a whopping 1,560 calories. Now, that is for a portion to share, but that is more than most dieters eat in a day. [Side note: this might be a diet worth trying… I kid…. Sort of]. But I had worked out a lot the whole week and I saved up my points (Weight Watchers baby) to be able to enjoy the side dish. And I did. I really did. It was everything that I hoped it would be and I realized that I may have actually found a balance between health, being social, and the occasional indulgence. And that is what I have always been looking for— balance. A way for me to enjoy the finer things in life (lobster + cheese + steak + champagne) but still stay on track and lose weight. The best part? Even after my night of cheese-fueled happiness, I still lost 1lb on my weigh-in the next day. #winning
While I don’t plan on more nights of so much indulgence ($$$), I will be planning for my future indulgences the same way I did here– with research, preparation, and discriminating taste in determining what is truly #worthit
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