Monday, January 30, 2012

Day of Reckoning

Hello, low-carb friends.  I was in Galveston, TX last week on a petites vacances with my husband.  I enjoyed some delicious pineapple and fish throughout the week, and I managed to indulge in some creamy desserts with mango and coconut.  While on vacation, I find that I do better when I live the 80-20 rule: be diligent for 80% of the meals, and allow off-limits treats for 20% of the meals.

So, although I did indulge in some high glycemic fruits and sweet things while in the near-tropics, I didn't go overboard on my regular meals.

Now, I promised you a food diary from my travels.  I do not have the food diary.  It, er, got lost. 

I did do a couple of good, really good things, this vacation that I don't usually do:

  • I intentionally exercised.  There were plenty of strolls, but I made it to a fitness center and worked out with free weights.  Ah, the happy soreness of muscles recently pushed through a regimen of flys, presses, and anything that elicits a ladylike grunt.  I like it!
  • I only had three glasses of wine the entire week.  I don't know about you, but I tend to throw sobriety out the window when I'm away from home.  But I just didn't feel like it this time.  Was it the warm weather?  The blog accountability?  The ladylike grunting from the previous bullet point?  Perhaps it was the observation of people too old to party like they're 21 and seeing what complete buffons they were.  And are.  Pass me the water, please.
This week is "detox week" for me, which really means just a return to sensible, low-carb eating habits and the shunning of all fake things.  Oh, the headache I have from a few sweet indulgences last week!  My tummy is rumbling ("I want mago gelato, and I want it RIGHT NOW."), my head is banging around for a diet soda, but thank goodness my refrigerator and pantry are absent of items too tempting for a middle aged woman stalking for sugars so she doesn't claw her husband's eyes out. *

Here's to a healthy week!

*It would never come to that.  I could always make a cocoa smoothie.



Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip and did very well with your eating (and drinking). You are more disciplined with the wine than I am! : )

Anonymous said...

Discipline with wine (for the first time): yes. Disciplined with other things: no. I went to bed last night with a headache and woke up with one - though I may be just a little dehydrated. It never ceases to amaze me what eating garbage does to our bodies.