Sunday, July 5, 2009

Me + wine = trouble

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it is good only for wallowing in."
~Katherine Mansfield

There's not a whole lot to say after the title of my post. I ate my heart out yesterday. It started with a couple glasses of wine, which always makes me not care about my eating. I know better than to drink and eat.

Then it was barbecued T-bone steak AND chicken with the skin. Chicken skin, how I love thee. Potato salad, I forgot how good white potatoes with real mayo tastes. Like a little bit of heaven. It was a true pigfest.

This was after I biked to the gym, did the StairMaster for 25 minutes and an insane lower body workout for 45 minutes, then biked home, for 640 calories burned. Even with all the exercise, my debacle afterwards put me way over on Points. After the third glass of wine, I stopped counting and truly didn't care anymore.

It's a new day, and I don't regret yesterday one bit. I ate too much and drank too much, but I had fun, and now it's back to eating well and exercising. Life goes on.


bbubblyb said...

Good for you for not regretting yesterday. Sometimes we just have days we have that carefree feeling. This journey is about enjoying our lives after all and just trying to live healthy the majority of the time. Glad you had a nice 4th.

Ida said...

Life happens. We make bad choices. Life goes on. It is getting back to the healthy choices that is important. No regrets. bbubblyb is right. We don't want the new lifestyle of eating healthier to make us miserable, unhappy, bitter people. No, the new healthier life we live should bring joy into our lives. So have a glass or two of wine occasionally and don't worry about the points for a day. (just don't make that every day!)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

mmm...chicken skin

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

PS: proud of you for not wallowing in regret...good girl!