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.