Monday, March 12, 2012

Back on track--for realz

Last week I told you I was working on a do-over. I tried to convince myself by convincing all of you that that was true.

It turns out it totally was.

This weekend I was at the Ronald. I've often said for a food addict, working at the Ronald McDonald House is like an alcoholic working at a bar. This weekend was no exception. In fact, it was more tempting than ever.

I came armed with my own food, as I always do. Sometimes during my weekends, I totally scrap my own food for whatever deliciousness our meal donors bring. I was concerned about that this weekend, because my food has not been the best since December or so.

And then my weekend turned emotional. I won't go into detail (there is a thing as over-sharing, I've learned), but let's just say you won't be reading any more posts about a boyfriend. All good things come to an end, it seems. Even when one least expects it.

I was pretty down Saturday. And right on cue, a woman came by from Piece of Cake bakery. Apparently they had many orders that were not picked up, so she graciously brought cakes to the Ronald for our families to enjoy. Cupcakes. More than 60 (!!!) huge individual slices of cake. Beautiful chocolate, red velvet and carrot cakes. Cake was everywhere.

Then Saturday night, our meal donors brought mashed potatoes (it's like the weekend was just designed to tempt my sad, binge-eater self, you know?). I ate with the families, but controlled my portions. I tracked my food all weekend and stayed on plan. Even avoided all that cake.

I stepped on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised by the results. I may be down, but I'm in control. That's good, because boy, do I need a dash of empowerment right now.


Anonymous said...

men suck. period

true statement.

but you, my darling, are pure fabulous in every sense of the word. and dont you ever forget it.


mso said...

I'm sure we'll read more about "a boyfriend" just not that particular boyfriend. All things happen for a reason. Someone even better is out there waiting for you just as you are waiting for him.

Much love and miss you!

cd said...

Keep your beautiful head up, girl!! Men, Shmen. Who needs em? Congrats on controlling yourself amidst all those temptations. You got it going ON! Hard to resist Piece of Cake... Keep your head up - you are AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

big {{{hugs}}} and a high "5" for staying in control in a very out of control environment!
It totally stinks to go through a breakup, but I believe that we will be hearing more about a boyfriend at some point--someone who will love and support you in the way you deserve!
Thank you for sharing everything so openly--you are such an inspiration to me!

Brant said...

1. What do you purchase during every trip to the grocery store?
Avacado, Diet Coke

2. What is one food you can't keep in your house for fear of overeating?

3. What would be your last meal if you were on death row?
OMG: Chili's Chicken Crispers, MacDonald's Fries and a piece of Pizza Hut pan pepperoni...

4. What's a food you hated as a kid but love as an adult?

5. What's a food you loved as a kid but wouldn't touch as an adult?
Potted meat

6. What's a food you hated then and still hate now?

7. What's a food you loved then and still love?

8. What's the one food you wish had no calories so you could eat as much as you wanted?
Fried anything!!

9. What is the dish you make when you try to impress people?
Fresh shrimp and scallops pasta with light cream sauce, mushrooms and asparagus.

10. What was the meal your mom made you for special occasions (birthdays, etc.)?
Meatballs and spaghetti