Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 24

Rules were made to be broken…sometimes.

While I’ve been pretty good on the diet, there have been times where it has been a necessity to cheat a little.  So here’s my confession on what I’ve done that perhaps Tony would frown upon.

We celebrated my wife’s birthday a couple weeks ago.  This consisted of getting Krispy Kreme in the morning and going out to eat that evening where I enjoyed a beer and free bread.  By the way, I’ll never eat bread in a restaurant again without thinking of Jim Gaffigan (Google it, people).

Last week, my wife made this thing called “Monkey Bread.”  For those of you who are not in the know on this stuff, it is basically biscuit doe molded together and covered in a cinnamony, brown sugary, buttery goodness the likes of which cannot be described.  And I am a sucker for any baked good covered, injected, or rolled in cinnamon.  If there is coffee and cinnamon coffee cake, I cannot be denied. Enough said.

Last weekend, we went to a concert.  In order to get better seats, we left as soon as I got home from work.  This meant no time for a good dinner.  So, we ate concert food.  We had hot dogs and loaded nachos.  And I mean LOADEDEDED!  Anytime, you can get beef brisket on a nacho, I highly recommend it.

What?! You had Krispy Kreme and beer! You ate corn chips with processed cheese covered in slow-cooked beef and sour cream! What cinnamon stuff? I don’t even know you anymore…”

Before you go there, let me explain a little bit.  Just because the things were around doesn’t mean I fully indulged in any of it.  I had half a Krispy Kreme.  For the birthday dinner, I had a steak with vegetables.  No tator.  And not near as much free bread and I could have eaten.  I make no apologies on the Monkey Bread.  As far as the concert food, it’s just one of those things.

I’ve come to the realization that I live in America where the more accessible food is, probably the worse it is for you.  I’ve also come to the realization that sometimes a splurge isn’t a bad thing…as long as it is a splurge and not a habit.  Feeling healthy is as much about sanity as it is about weight.  Everyone has to allow themselves to let their hair down and indulge.  Otherwise, we’d go a little crazy or at least look like uptight fools.  Health in moderation. Splurge in moderation.  Don’t lean completely toward either side.  Life is a marathon and not a sprint.  There’s a bigger picture that one has to keep his/her eye on.  Even with all the cheats, I lost a pound this week and my clothes are fitting loose.

Anybody want to go for a beer?

1 comment:

  1. I've been watching more of what I eat lately. I've been trying to cook more and staying away from fast food. I'm a broke college student though, but I do the best that I can. I have realized how crappy easy food is and the more processed it is the worse it is, but yeah I can't help myself sometimes. I can't pass a Dairy Queen without having to get a cookie dough blizzard :-p