I took the train into NYC today with a friend who was getting her last wedding dress fitting (she bought her dress and is using a seamstress in the city even though she lives in Albany by me).
It would have, in the past, been an eating disaster for me: pizza, bagels, fancy coffee drinks with tons of sugar... Leaving the house early, not getting back till evening, being on the train for hours and hours...
Today, it was a whole new world for me, I didn't use the day trip as an excuse to indulge or not prepare for the day. I didn't let the fun time with a friend leak over into my food. I just had a nice time, talking and laughing and doing wedding stuff!
Breakfast: egg scramble with veggies and turkey bacon
Lunch: cherry Lara bar and a 150 calorie bag of pistachios
Dinner (at the train station around 4): a grilled chicken salad with apple slices, bacon and a little bleu cheese
Snack (at home, since dinner was so early): gluten free toast with sunflower butter and cantaloupe
Nothing wrong with that. It felt great not to indulge just because I had to go into the city and my schedule was thrown all off.
I used to love buying junky, bready items in NYC and eating them on the go... a pretzel from a vendor just because, for example. I said to myself today, however, that I made a promise to myself to eat clean and eat moderately this week. I didn't want to go back on that promise! I wanted to wake up feeling proud and loving my body tomorrow.
It was more important than momentary pleasure.
That's a big mental step, getting back to this place where pride and health and self-worth matter more than a yummy treat. I was there last year and lost my way a little.
Going to bed happy!