Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chocolate for Breakfast

I had chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered grapes for breakfast. This could mean only one thing; it's Valentines Day!

Thanks to my mom and step-dad for the pleasant surprise at work this morning!

Happy Valentines Day, readers! I hope that your day is filled with love, happiness and just a little bit of chocolate.

I would now ask that you remove your hat and give a moment of silence for "the old me" who use to think I needed to deprive myself of chocolate or a certain food to lose weight and be healthy.

Say this with me, "moderation, not deprivation". This is now my motto, my way of living. This is what has helped me lose the weight! If you're an old time reader of my blog, you may have heard this phrase 10 million times before. Bare with me.

So many years were spent thinking that I needed to deprive myself of some of my favorite foods to lose weight. That's not the case. Depriving myself of chocolate covered strawberries on Valentine's day would make this girl very sad and maybe even a little cranky. That's no way to live! EAT the chocolate covered strawberries, and don't even think about feeling guilty about it later!

If you are reading this and thinking, "Kay has gone off her rocker; she is losing it." Then you're partially right. I AM losing it; losing weight, that is!

"But how do I eat chocolate when I am trying to lose weight, and not feel guilty about it?"

Repeat after me: "moderation, not deprivation."

So, you ate chocolate for breakfast, or maybe you had a few too many heart shaped cookies. Are you going to do that tomorrow, too? Or the next day, or the day after that? My answer is probably not. So, why feel guilty? Enjoy the little "splurge", if you will, and move on! Actually, scratch that. Get MOVING! The best way to make up for those extra heart shaped cookies you ate would be a little extra time in the gym.

Living a healthier lifestyle is an everyday thing. Every day! Some days I am better than others, but the important thing is that I am happy. If I wasn't happy during my weight loss journey, it wouldn't last very long. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I am happy and feel empowered when I abstain from a certain food. This would usually occur after I have eaten too much and I have decided to just stop before the word "moderation" becomes a distant memory. But eating chocolate covered strawberries on Valentines day makes me happy.

What makes you happy, today? Abstaining from a certain treat or treating yourself?

1 comment:

  1. that was my breakfast too and I'm not going to feel guilty about it either!