Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gastronomic Debauchery

My birthday was this past week. I spent it in a state of gastronomic debauchery. I'm not kidding. I ate cookies, pizza, ice cream and sorbet! Every minute of it was wonderful. The pizza was the best I've ever had, and I savored every bite. The ice cream is actually frozen yogurt and is cool and dreamy. I have leftover frozen yogurt, and I am managing to limit myself to eating it only once a day. Today, I had some for breakfast. What a lovely way to start the day! I made the cookies for work, and managed to have a few here and there. I have decided that I can be vigilant and indulgent without having the two concepts become mutually exclusive. It's all about control.

I did eat things that really had no nutritional benefit. But the social and enjoyment benefits were tremendous. For a few days I ate pretty well and added a few treats. I didn't go whole hog and eat everything else in sight. I didn't sit down and eat a dozen cookies, half a pizza and a huge bowl of ice cream. I kept exercising and moving and being aware of my body and how I fed it. At one point I felt like a completely normal person. That must be how normal people live! They do the right things most of the time, and then they have occasional treats once in a while. They don't fret about eating a piece or two of pizza, they don't run to confession after eating a few cookies. They just enjoy the moment and keep going with their lives. I like this attitude. Perhaps this new outlook will be a birthday gift to myself.

Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, I did not gain any weight this week. Bonus gift :-D

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome bonus gift!!! happy belated birthday!!! :D ((Pizza is my weakness...now you have me drooling!!))

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  2. Happy Birthday!! I think you are allowed to indulge a bit on you birthday. And congrats on not gaining any weight!

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  3. Thanks! I really didn't think I would gain any weight eating all of that, mostly because I always eat under my BMR. However, I can't say what I would have done if I'd known I would gain weight by eating that way. I still say the pizza was worth it!

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  4. Happy Birthday! you have me wishing i had some of that right now.. especially pizza MMM.. it so tasty and sinful

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  5. Happy Birthday! I feel your pain, my birthday was also this week and I indulge a little too much I think. We shall see on Saturday morning!

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  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

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