Thursday, February 5, 2009

Soy siempre a régimen

So tonight is pretty much the same as last night. I am tired and my creative juices are not flowing at this time.
I did blow it tonight at a really nice restaurant and I felt alarmingly okay with it. Here is the thing: I rarely go out to eat, and even rarer do I go to a nice restaurant. My parents are here and so we went to Tevere in the city whose food I happen to really like. I got a mixed plate with a piece of chicken, veal and lamb and shared them with my parents, but I did eat a fair amount. The thing is that then I had dessert. My thought process was not that I already blew it so why not go for the gold, but more honestly, it was I never eat at such nice places and I may as well enjoy myself this once. It's not that I don't often cheat here and there and have some junk food, or overeat. Here I felt like its like a once a year thing. When I go out to enjoy a nice meal, I want to enjoy it to the fullest extent. It's then that I say "you only live once".
That's my feeling and I know some of you may disagree but I think its like deli roll- a once a year food.
I hope all of you have a great Shabbos and I look forward to updating all of you after the wedding. I am certain I won't be able to skip the shmorg and then when food is in front of me I have a hard time saying no. So I think I will be careful at the shmorg and have a drink in hand at all times, and then eat in moderation at the dinner. Wish me luck.
SK
I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. ~Erma Bombeck

9 comments:

SaraK said...

I agree with you. I went out for dinner tonite with Aliza, before the show, just to Kosher Deluxe. But I ordered steamed vegetables and beef - you can't get any plainer than that. I was very proud of myself!

Have a great Shabbas, enjoy the wedding and being with your family.

SaraK said...

Oh, I forgot to say - Wow your Spanish is pretty good for just the 1st day of classes :)

She-nerd said...

mazal tov on the wedding! watch the alcoholic drinks - mixed drinks especially can add up to a lot of extra calories, plus they lower your inhibitions. consider setting a limit to how many alcoholic drinks you may have.

Zehava said...

I'm really lucky I don't have a sweet tooth....wow, at least G-d was looking out for me in some way....:)

Sarah, you do only live once, its going to be a tough weekend dietwise, but hey, what can you do? (I mean I know what I would do, but I can't tell you what to do :)).

I went to Sharona last night to help set up for Tovey's party (really I mostly just sat around) and there was cookies and candy and I felt slightly tempted but I had nothing and then I came home and had my orange and my cucumber and went to bed. And you know what, that made me feel really happy. Gotta keep that eye on the scale! :)

Have a fab Shabbos. Looking way forward to seeing you on Saturday night....

Marg said...

Tonight we (in laws, step in law etc) went out to a fav restaurant of mine in brooklyn called cafe venezzia which is yummy pastas and all that- so I had this internal struggle because as you said, SK, how often does this happen, and at the same time, if I fall off the wagon etc... So I ordered a salad (but sadly I suspect the dressing was one big wad of fat) and step sister in law ordered fettucine alfredo (damn her) and I think I would have been fine (worst part of the story, I WASNT EVEN HUNGRY) had the pasta not then been placed in the communal pile... I sighed heavily and then decided that since I hardly ate all Shabbos I would just succumb as a sort of compromise to being treated out and not feeling like it was a treat. Well one forkful led to four (I think I stopped there) and was proud that when the waiter asked if I wanted it to go I said no, and when he brought it wrapped up anyway I still said no (hurray for small victories) but now I am feeling rather dumb for just not holding firm. I see it is a constant back and forth - there are times that I am so eager to lose weight that food doesn't even tempt me, and then times that I feel like, aren't fat people happier? I mean it would stand to reason as dieting can be really miserable. Anyway trying to keep my eye on the prize (MHS dinner in two weeks - will the black dress zip???) and the fact that my regular schedule is a lot easier than weekends.
Anyway sorry for hijacking your blog, SK, I was struggling a lot over shabbos (particularly with the, and I'm not even hungry stuff, because then why why why?) and I was thinking of you the entire time to help me stay focused/make me feel better if I fell. And to be honest I still don't have an answer except that the ideal, the real goal is that since for the most part you eat well and exercise then the occasional 'heart attack on a plate' won't register and it really won't matter, rather than generally having unhealthy eating such that the occasional apple does nothing for you, either, and all the unhealthy choices just keep showing up on your body.
If you're still reading, good luck at the nuptials, I and my stitches are eager to see you and process what was a most interesting shabbos...
As an aside, MHS dinner is no dinner but one big shmorg and I am not sure if that is better or worse for me, though if I have slid into the dress by then I may not care

SK said...

BTW everyone...my aunt served deli roll this week and since I have filled my quota of deli roll for the next five years, I SKIPPED it!!! Aren't yall proud????

SaraK said...

So proud, Sarah!

She-nerd said...

lol! what is the quota for deli roll for 5 years? 1 piece? how did the wedding go?

Zehava said...

Nu??? Efshar an update??