Wednesday, January 30, 2013


**Warning, UNHEALTHY deliciousness below**

Usually throughout the week I am on point 100%. I eat my fruits and vegetables. I drink my water. I don't go over points and I don't go under (maybe just by one or two). I get my GHG's in. And most importantly, I try to eat clean, unprocessed foods. I steam my own vegetables, don't buy microwave meals, etc.

However this doesn't leave much room for my one true love. Chocolate. (Or my secret mistress, peanut butter).

What keeps me going throughout the week, especially when I'm having an emotional day and really want to sink my teeth into triple-decker chocolate cake is that I have a "cheat day" on Saturday after my weigh in. So that way I can tell my self that in just a few days you can have the extra sour cream on you baked potato. And maybe a piece of pie afterwards.

Now this doesn't mean I go buck wild and order a lumberjack slam for breakfast, mac and cheese for lunch, and a steak dinner.

It means I generally pick a meal and really enjoy the heck out of it. One day I was so craving seafood. While seafood is healthy (especially the scallops I so desperately wanted), I wanted to go to Red Lobster. I cannot go to Red Lobster without having those cheesy biscuits. So I went, had two, ordered a super healthy dinner, then had myself a dessert.

This in reality probably equates enough to those 48ish extra points WW-goers are allowed a week. But I don't calculate it.

Rough and Tumble
Rough and Tumble
Why? Because this is my treat. I enjoy taking a meal, not worrying about if it has too many carbs and not enough fiber. I want to take a meal and enjoy it. It is my treat.

This passed weekend The Beard and I took the kids to Rough and Tumble, a giant indoor jungle gym on crack. Great exercise, they both sweat their behinds off, and I got a little activity in too (though they try and discourage parents from using the equipment). Then we went to the Chinese buffet. My choices were decent there. A lot more vegetables than anyone else had on their plate! Plus no dessert. But that was only because I was saving myself for this
  (** here it comes**)

This would be a cookie, baked in a muffin tin, stuffed with a Reese's Cup, frosted, and topped with Reese's Pieces. I made a dozen of these because I love the Beard, and even after a year and a half, I still have a fear of baking him something that isn't amazing (as in "diet desserts"). So I mean, how can this be anything but amazing. Fortunately, I was able to get my fix in then leave them to stare him in the face.

Anyway, to the point. How do you guys reward yourselves  Do you give yourself a treat? Any particular cravings that you let yourself indulge in? How do you keep from going overboard?

Have a great week! See you Saturday for weigh-in!


  1. We all need a cheat day!!

    Still great choices - great job!!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    1. Thank you for nominating me! I've been inactive for the weekend (birthday weekend, so I took a bit of a "break") but I will get on this today! Have a great week!