Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Unrealistic Expectations

How do I know my husband loves me?


...because he tells me so through a fine arrangement of turkey bacon.

Okay -- time for a quick poll: If you eat bacon, do you prefer turkey bacon or the "real stuff"?
I have grown completely accustomed to eating turkey bacon. If I had the two choices in front of me, I would go for the turkey bacon, for sure!

Since I forgot to prepare my crock pot for tortilla soup yesterday morning, I was unable to follow my meal plan. Instead, we decided to move date night to last night and we will have tortilla soup on Friday! This actually may help my weigh-in on Sunday since I won't be eating out two nights before the weigh-in day.

Last night was date night numero 10 of 12 as part of my 25 by 25 list. Since we went out for date night, I didn't go to the gym. We made the compromise that I would exchange yesterday for Friday in the exercise plan as well. Balance, balance, balance! If I take a little here, I need to give a little there. This is something I have come to terms with lately. I use to want to follow my plans as perfectly as possible, however, that is just unrealistic at times. This reminds me of a quote I found at the very beginning of my healthy living journey:

"Change takes time, especially when attempting to change long-held patterns. This isn't meant to discourage you, but to remind you of what you already know. People tend to forget these simple truths and expect an obstacle-free road and instant results. Such unrealistic expectations can only lead to disappointment. When setbacks occur, as they must, realize they aren't a sign of failure but simply part of the process." - Unknown

11 comments:

  1. I've tried turkey bacon and its not for me. I'd take the real thing!!

    But I do LOVE turkey pepperoni and would chose it over regular pepperoni anyday

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    1. I love turkey pepperoni, too!! I agree; definitely better than the regular pepperoni and so much better for you!

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  2. I eat turkey bacon, but given the choice I would grab the real thing! I just drooled thinking about it, ha! But I also LOVE turkey pepperoni much better than regular, and I always keep that on hand for a low calorie snack with a WW cheese stick and a few wheat thins. Yummm!

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    1. That sounds like an awesome combo!!

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  3. I used to eat turkey bacon all the time but I stopped because the guy I'm seeing didn't like it. I however did and still do. I'd take it over the real stuff. Now that you mention it, I think it's time to bring it back!

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    1. Definitely! I actually microwave my turkey bacon for one minute so its a super fast easy option for breakfast!

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  4. I hate turkey bacon. We tried to switch for a while but I couldn't do it. I like ground turkey though.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me about ground turkey! I really like ground turkey, too!!

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  5. They make turkey bacon??? LOL... just kidding. I tried it. I liked it. But if there was a plate of the real stuff vs. a plate of turkey bacon, I'd pick the real stuff everytime!

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  6. BTW I wasn't sure if you had already been nominated or not but I nominated you for the Liebster award in my last post!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I have already been nominated but I appreciate you thinking of me!

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