I'm "taking the weekend off" for my birthday. BUT let me clarify this a little bit. When I say I'm taking the weekend off, I don't mean I'm going to fly off the deep end. When I say I'm going to eat whatever I want, I should also note that what I want to eat and/or the amount of it has changed.
I get that the smart diet thing is to have a small slice of cake and work it in. I get it - that's what I have been doing for everyone else's birthday. Honestly, I could care less about cake. I would rather just eat the foods I most miss and not worry about points. Actually if I did calculate it all out, I'm sure it would just wind up being the 49 weekly points we're supposed to use, but I never do. By no means am I going to "binge".
This is the plan -
Friday: Eat normal (read: healthy) all day, work out like normal (60 mins on elliptical and 30 min cardio DVD), and then for dinner, thin crust pizza (with olives and chicken for me) and have my "birthday cake" which is going to be a cookie cake, basically a Christmas type sugar cookie with a thin layer of frosting. But yeah, I'm not going to have a sliver and weigh it out and calculate the points. (I am also not eating the whole damn thing) Call it a mental health thing, if you will.
Saturday: Normal work out. Maybe we'll go out to the Mexican restaurant if my sister wants to, since she wanted to last weekend and we didn't because of my diet. If we went there, I'd eat chips and guacamole, and order the tacos, and take some home. Dinner is going to be steak and sweet potato fries. And probably leftover cookie cake.
I know everyone else is going to drink, and I'm leaning towards not drinking, or maybe just a couple. I could easily drink 20+ pts a night if I kept up with everyone... so no.
And that's it folks. It's planned out and controlled. And then I'll be back to the normal grind. I'll still have a weigh in, so you'll know how it goes. My goal for March is still 10 lbs.
Also, that fruit thing only looks depressing to me because it has a lonely little birthday candle on top. There are healthier "treat" type things other than fruit for a bday, I don't know, that's just me.
Attitude of Gratitude: I have such great followers that comment and let me have it if I sound like I'm going to throw my diet/ goals out the window. I do appreciate the concern/ help. Altho I'm glad I could clarify what I meant by taking a weekend off. :)