I learned this weekend that Vodka has a lot of calories. Those delicious fruity mixed drinks I overpay for when I go out to dinner have been killing me and I didn't even see it coming. I also learned that sometimes you just have to let it go.
To date, I had lost almost 9 pounds using the Lose It app. Going into a weekend of festivities with my friends at a hotel with a free breakfast and a pancake machine was hard. Part of me wanted to be like all the girls in my feed who are mostly muscle and seemingly impervious to the lure of snack cakes. I wanted to deny myself all of the bad food and eat like nutrition conscious goddess. This, however, isn't me. Sometimes you just want the cookie and watching everyone else indulge is miserable. Sometimes you just have to say, I'm going over this weekend because I'm enjoying myself and that doesn't make me a bad person.
Despite my fears, I only gained a little over a pound this past weekend (mostly in Vodka) AND I met my step goal for the week. Sometimes, the good things balance out the bad things. Sometimes, eating buffalo chicken dip while playing board games is just more important than worrying about the extra calories. It's about finding balance, and for once in my life, I feel like I'm making strides.
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