I love summer, but summer is always so difficult to stay on track because there are always parties, birthdays, concerts, vacations,etc. that involve food and lots of it. Unfortunately for me, this weekend starts the beginning of many food related events that while fun, will present challenges in keeping with my healthy lifestyle. Tomorrow my fiance's parents are taking us to Sabor de Brasil to celebrate my birthday next week and our engagement. Sabor de Brasil is an expensive brazilian steakhouse where they walk around with meat on swords and you can eat as much as you want. I have been there one time before and it was delicious, but meat doesnt sit well with me and especially not in large quantities. The good thing is that you can eat as much as you want, or as little as you want. Meaning, I can stop eating when I am full and not have to worry about a plate of food in front of you. They keep coming to your table giving you meat if you have the green sign up. If you have red, they wont stop and give you any. I am excited to go!
Then sunday is my cousin's birthday party, which I am not too concerned about because I can usually find healthy things at most bbq type parties. Tuesday I am going out with my friends at work for lunch to celebrate my birthday early and we are going to our favorite breakfast place. I have found delicious healthy things there in the past, so I plan on doing the same this time around. Thursday is my birthday, and my fiance and I will be going to the winery as we usually do for our celebrations where I wil have my usual $30 steak (more meat!) , peach bellini sorbet dessert, and probably lots of wine. I know this already and while it isnt the healthiest meal i will have, its something I enjoy and dont do often so I can allow myself this one night of indulgence.
From there, the summer just keeps on rolling on. I know I did fine last summer and will do fine this summer, but I also dont want to end this summer not having made any progress towards my goals either. I think the fact that I am aware of this and plan to do my best will help me be successful.
Speaking of success - weight was down to 156.4 which is the lowest Ive achieved so far so lets hope this is a good sign, and good motivation, that I will see 155 soon!