Okay, I shouldn’t be calling myself Stupid. But nor should I be shocked or surprised to return from my little vacation (less than a week!) to stare at a brand-new, unwelcome number on the scale. I was so glad to be all active, and get in runs and hikes and shredding and such, but on the food arena? Not so good.
And the “food part” is really more than half the equation. Some say it is 70%. It’s definitely at least 50%. Food intake and activity are BOTH important. But last week I was being so focused on my activity, I sorta (no, not sorta) turned a blind eye to my food intake. Because it was sooooooooo good.
You know we all engage in some kind of weird magical or wishful thinking when it comes to food. It doesn’t count if… you’re standing up. Or if it’s after midnight. Or you’re wearing a blindfold. For me, I tend to discount my intake if it’s beautiful, expensive, gourmet or lovingly homemade food. I “know” that fast food or junk food can be excessive or whatever, but … what if it’s Chez Panisse? Or some other amazingly wonderful place? I tend to turn a blind eye.
We went to an area that has an incredible bounty of amazing food. It’s the home of Cowgirl Creamery and oysters and and and… we ate at amazing restaurant after amazing restaurant. Then when we were sick of eating out, our friends came up to visit us and brought a crazy array of homemade and bought goods and we had an insanely delicious feast. Juniorette has turned into the world’s most awesome baker and she brought (I am not kidding) the Best Scones I Have Ever Eaten In My Life, plus some beautiful pecan shortbread. Neither of which I could (or wanted to) resist. But here I am now.
It’s the tracking. If I had tracked all that luscious food (which I obviously did not) I would have woken up very quickly to the reality that I was going over my points in every which way. But I am back now. I’m home. I’m back on track and trying to not turn blind eyes anymore.
I don’t regret it. I enjoyed every single morsel. But I think if I had it to do over, I would’ve been just…a little…more… mindful.
November 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm
You know, sometimes life just happens and we have to enmbrace it. You don’t eat like that every week and you know that a week or two of normal eating will get you back on track.
The food all looks like it was delicious and it sounds like you enjoyed it!
November 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Dang! That doesn’t look dirty – it looks delicious! Made with love & wholesome ingredients – mmmmmmm. Sure there was more flower, butter, & chocolate than normal, dining is good for the soul – to be enjoyed on lovely adventures ;-)))
November 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm
OMG! That food looks good.
I just have to get through this week..
November 28, 2010 at 3:44 am
Ummm… I want to go to there. Wow, I’m hungry now! Glad to hear your back into your routine but also glad you enjoyed some time away!