Monday, June 29, 2015

End of June...

Or as I like to call it, "Eatin' Month" - because it feels like June is one big celebration.  Which is OK, but boy howdy do we have lots of occasions to celebrate, and food ends up playing a big part.  June begins with my birthday, which not only includes the actual day of whatever special meal I choose, but also many extra treats from restaurant reward programs.  I think I managed the treats really well this year, by spreading them out over a couple of weeks, and also by sharing most of them. 

Here's what I had:  a cupcake from Blue Baker and a pastry from Panera - both of which I split with Jeff, and 16 oz of frozen yogurt from Yogurtland.  They let us count both of our bowls toward the 16 oz, which was nice, because that would have been way too much for me (and that's saying something, since I can do some serious damage with frozen yogurt).  I also had my annual frappucino from Starbucks - this is what I get with my birthday reward.  It was delicious, but seriously - they aren't fooling anyone.  It's a milkshake, not a coffee drink.  But I worked it into my daily calories just fine - as I told a friend, it wasn't the most nutritionally sound day, but I didn't go over 1200 calories, so I had that going for me.  There were also a few trips to Dairy Queen spread out over the month - what can I say, the chocolate dipped cone called.  I held it to ordering a small, while Jeff got a mini Blizzard, which is way better than either of us would have done even a few years ago.  Baby steps, right?

We also had our anniversary this month (31 years, egad!  back when I was a kid, people who'd been married that long were OLD!  how times have changed...) - we had a nice dinner and split a strawberry tart, which was amazing as always.  Then Jeff's birthday and Father's Day rolled in on the same day.  He wanted cheesecake, but a specific style (New York, really - but he just says plain and dry, which isn't an appetizing description).  So he had a piece of cheesecake and I had a couple of bites.  That was at lunchtime; for dinner, we split a BBQ sandwich and sweet potato fries, then walked over to have some frozen yogurt (conveniently located two doors down from the restaurant). 

I have to say that while everything was good, and we enjoyed all the food and treats, it's also nice to be finished with Eatin' Month and get back to just having treats on the weekend.  However, we do have a little vacation planned soon, where we'll be in a different part of the country, so of course we'll have to be adventurous with trying new food there.  It's like a vacation rule, I believe...but here's hoping we can keep our wits about us and continue to split most meals and treats, so we won't be rolling back into town with extra weight as a souvenir.

10 comments:

  1. Reading the extra food you had this month, I don't think you did bad at all. You made choices and split meals. Think there are a lot of people who wouldn't handled it as well as you did.
    And what's life about if you can't celebrate things worth celebrating!

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  2. Even with the treats, you're still doing better than most people by splitting a lot of what you eat. I've mentioned before I would love to do that but Mr. Helen would rather have leftovers. I just need to learn to stop at half lol!

    What you're doing is called living and there's everything right about that.

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  3. I am sad that June is ending! It was my birthday month too and can you believe I didn't even have a piece of cake? Not by choice. Nobody got me a cake...lol. womp womp :(

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  4. Eatin' Month! Love it. Maybe I would do better if I had someone to split things with. On the other hand, I usually enjoy eating THE WHOLE THING. Oh well… Really, I do think the accountability of having someone with you is a very good thing.

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  5. I used to have Eatin' Seasons..you know, like all of Autumn!

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  6. Wow, you really did great! You definitely managed "Eatin' Month" a heck of lot better than most people would! I hear you on getting back to your normal routine though--I love structure and don't mind routine at all (though it definitely doesn't hurt to shake things up occasionally!).

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  7. September is our eating month with 4 birthdays and our anniversary in there LOL!
    I think you did great. It's all about making like work and not giving things up entirely, but realzing that just because you are given a 16 oz yogurt for free doesn't mean you have to eat it all.

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  8. Ha, my weekend beat your whole month :D There may or may not have been a whole pizza involved, and then this magical thing called peanut butter Smores lol.

    Happy anniversary!

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  9. You balance so well between celebration/treats and health! You and Jeff are truly inspirations Shelley!!!! Bring on July!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I hear you on the "eating month" thing. Summer is so hard with all the picnics, grad parties, weddings. It is endless :)

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