I made some realizations yesterday that I wanted to share. It was my Grandson's Birthday yesterday and he turned 5 so we went to our local Chinese Restaurant to celebrate. I knew that I wasn't going to stay on track and I had 8 pieces of Sushi and grilled chicken and beef (no oils or sauces) from the Hibachi. I could have just stuck with the hibachi and stayed on plan but I wanted sushi and walked in with my goals in place and I didn't deviate. I had no cake and actually it didn't even sound good
I gained 2 lbs this morning (salt from the soy sauce and the carbs from the rice) and you know what I am totally fine with it! I am learning skills valuable for Stabilization and I am proud that I stayed away from the hot bar where all the fat laden foods are and stuck with my goals of just sushi and hibachi.
3 months ago I would have beat myself up and I would have whined and moaned that I shouldn't have done it but I am now realizing that we are all human and it is actually good for us to learn that we can eat a little beyond (key is not go crazy) what we should every once in a while and most importantly not to beat ourselves up over it. The key is not to do this often and treat as just a treat that is to be enjoyed and not abused. Eat to Live, not Live to Eat.
I still may see the 190's by Friday and if not I know that I will see it very soon....