Well, today is my birthday. A lot of people break their diet for the day. If you can prepare for your birthday and lose a pound or two more, then you can take on the extra carbs, so why not? In my case, I had gained a few pounds and today was the first weigh in day that came out normal. I do not want to ruin the good strides that I made, so I am not splurging on food.
Why does food have to be the birthday reward anyway? Whoever came up with that idea?
Instead, I went to Peets Coffee and got my favorite Americano, and then I went to Target and bought a few extra new shirts and a few knick knacks and had fun there. Tonight, I will go out for a delicious salad with chicken with my husband and maybe it will be BBQ to be different. The fun is being with him and getting my Carbolite protein snack later on. I am even going to get my car washed now as a treat to myself.
I will NOT be having birthday cake. Whoever came up with cake as a birthday must-have? If you absolutely must do it, go split a piece of Cheesecake Factory low-carb cheesecake with your best friend (each half is about 17 g of carbs). But, a piece of chocolate cake with icing is 35g of carbs (mostly sugar). In my book, it is not worth it unless I am below my goal. Last night I worked out for two hours and how stupid to ruin it for a piece of cake when I am perfectly happy with my Carbolite frozen dessert.
A couple of people sent me flowers and I love the flowers. Thank you for not sending food! A client gave me a chocolate bar, which is mostly natural and a third of it is 17g of carbs. Not bad if you need that chocolate fix….however……
FOOD DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A REWARD. We have to get over that mindset. It is crazy. It is what gets us fat in the first place.