Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Biscuit bliss

This weekend I took on a new challenge in my weight loss journey—the impromptu road trip.

It’s a time-honored and much-treasured tradition for me, dating back to my college years. What’s better than a friend suggesting a destination and everyone hopping in the car, giddy with anticipation?

Back in the day, my road trip essentials included Doritos, Mountain Dew, candy bars and fast food. By the time I’d get to my location, I’d be stuffed with processed food.

Some of my best friends came into town last Thursday from Jacksonville, Fla. We went to see a band play Thursday night, but misjudged the time and missed half the set. So we decided to head to Nashville where they’d be playing the next night. So fun.

I was aware of my food—for the most part. On the way there, we stopped at a gas station or two. I tried to be somewhat healthy—buying peanut butter crackers and string cheese.

When we got there, we went to an early dinner, and I had salad. Still pretty OK. After the concert, we were all hungry, so I did indulge in a hot dog. But I think overall I could call the day a success.

I can’t say the same about Saturday. Let’s just say what I ate at the Loveless Café stays at the Loveless Café. Oh, who am I kidding? You know I’ll tell you.

So. This place is famous for its biscuits. We’re talking, melt-in-your-mouth, slap-yo’-mama amazing biscuits. I was not about to leave without a biscuit. Or two.

We waited an hour and 20 minutes for a table. By the time we sat down, it was 2:30 p.m. and I hadn’t had anything to eat all day. We literally cheered for our biscuits when our waitress put them in front of us. And let me tell you. They were totally, completely, utterly worth every calorie.

Totally worth it.
See, this is how I try to live. I’m not going to be “perfect” all the time. Nor do I want to be. How boring would life be? If I had watched my friends oohing and ahhing over those biscuits while I sat there bitterly wanting one, I wouldn’t have enjoyed myself at all.

So I indulged a little. And I am glad I did. I had a loss today. Not a big one, but a loss just the same.

And now I have sweet, sweet memories of biscuits to keep me happy.


Anonymous said...

Assume biscuit stance, baby. : )

I love this post.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really are learning how to eat like someone who doesn't have a weight problem. Brava!

Anonymous said...

They WERE worth it! I'm proud of you for not beating yourself up about having them. :)

Anonymous said...

one of my favorites blog posts ever. biscuits AND a hot dog AND happy Erika AND a loss. love it! you are one hard workin girl!
<3 abo

CD said...

Love it!!!! Biscuits are to be enjoyed from time to time! so glad that you're letting yourself indulge every once in a while. You're right - perfect is BORING!!!! YOu only live once!

Anonymous said...

mmmm...biscuits. Way to balance all that is good and yummy! You know those biscuits probably had a little potassium, protein, fiber and maybe a little calcium. I like to look at the positives. :)


Kellynn18 said...

Hooray for you, Erika!! I'm so PROUD of you. This means that you are using all the lessons that you have learned over the past year!! That in itself is impressive. Most people never get to that point. And the fact that you didn't beat yourself up for eating something that wasn't good for you?! Awesome! Keep up the good work, my blogging friend :)