Splurge city

I give myself ONE day where I can cheat, meaning I can eat whatever I want. No… I do not go overboard and eat like a cow all day straight. I choose one treat, meal, or late night munch to satisfy my craving. 

My favorite splurge in the entire world is ice cream. UGH I can eat ice cream for every meal. I love ice cream so much that sometimes I eat it twice a day- portion control! 
The weekend is usually when I pick my splurge day. I used to eat whatever I wanted on the weekends and was good during the week until I realized it wasn’t getting me anywhere. I would feel like a fatass Sunday nights and then try to run it off on Monday. I would do so well during the week and then blow it on the weekends. This is when I realized that I can’t eat like an animal all weekend. I would still have to eat healthy and save up for the unhealthy options. 

Yesterday was my splurge day…
My choice: Chinese food for dinner. I ordered one egg roll, 1/2 order of fried rice and 1/2 order of cashew chicken. I made sure to get the smaller portions which I could barely finish on my own. I was stuffed!
Problem: What do I do with the leftovers?
I usually give them to my doorman, co-workers, or a homeless person. I hate throwing away perfectly good food but I don’t want to eat the leftovers another night for dinner- this was my splurge! Someone will always take perfectly good leftovers. 

Just say NO!
I was at a birthday party this weekend and someone brought birthday cupcakes. My eyes bulged out of their sockets and my mouth started to water. Aside from ice cream, cupcakes are just heavenly or any kind of cake. I have a huge sweet tooth. I used to not be able to control it but this time around I did not eat a cupcake. Not even a lick of the frosting! I woke up the next morning so proud of myself!
My friend told me she was so proud of herself for not eating late night food with her boyfriend. Woo hoo you go girl!

I know a lot of ladies who blame their weight gain on their boyfriends because they eat crap such as pizza, pasta, cake, and late night eggs and bacon.  

Ladies, your boyfriend is not forcing you to eat late night pizza, you control what goes in your mouth!
We all wish we had the fast metabolisms of our boyfriends/guy friends/brothers but we DON’T.  Have some self control and say NO! If you really can’t control yourself have just one bite :-)
You will feel so much better in the long run.
Sometimes I don’t like to reward myself with food. If my jeans are a little loose on me and I’m feeling really good about myself, I will reward myself with a new bikini or a cute mini dress. 

This gives me motivation to keep up my good habits. If I gain the weight back I’m not going to be able to wear the mini dress anymore so I better keep up the good work!
What are some ways your splurge or reward yourself?

Happy Birthday to my new workout buddy Ashley! 
Hope you have a fabulous day!


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