Today at work our boss took us out for an amazing sushi lunch. I knew it was coming so I planned for it.
Across the table from me were two female coworkers. One who really pays attention to what she eats, works out, and is a healthy weight. One that does not watch what she eats, doesn't work out, and is not a healthy weight. The healthy one didn't eat very much, only had 1/2 a berry from the dessert plates, etc. The other ate a good amount and ate lots of dessert. While the healthy one was in the bathroom the other one was like 'I just decided I want to live. It doesn't matter what I eat. I want to live life and enjoy my food!'
So I'm across the table, both know that I eat really healthy. But as I heard this and thought about it neither one of their habits appealed to me. I think saying you're going to eat to enjoy life and not worry about it is a cop out. It's an excuse. You enjoy life when you're healthy. At least I do. I worry more when I'm gaining weight, overly stuff, and feel fat.
Then there's the other side of it, the healthy coworker seemed more like her inner monologue was saying, 'oh I really want that, I wish I could have that. I hate sitting here in front of this good food and not being able to eat it.' She was miserable! I had sushi, I had some dessert, I enjoyed it. I also made sure that I ate lighter before the meal and I'll eat lighter from now on. I worked out this morning and I'll work out tomorrow morning.
So not to toot my own horn but I'm proud of myself for doing so well. I had the good devil and the bad devil across from me so I saw both sides to the extreme. I'm glad I was able to stay in the middle. I can enjoy myself and still leave not feeling guilty or unhealthy! Hurray!!