This past weekend we took a trip to Memphis to celebrate my birthday, and I decided it best not to weigh myself this morning. We definitely partook in Memphis' best BBQ ribs, brisket, and chicken and it was great! But at least I did have a concept of flipping the OFF switch quite a bit sooner than I would've a week ago and we did do quite a bit of walking around. I figured the 6th rib wasn't gonna taste any better than the 4th or 5th, and actually left some on the table. Don't get me wrong, it was not a healthy weekend by any stretch, but the important things for me are:
(1) I am not "dieting" in the sense of eliminating everything that is "bad" for me, because I don't see that a a realistic long-term solution. I eat what I want and stop when my body tells me I'm full. That's what has worked for me in the past and it will work again.
(2) This weekend was the kind of thing we do maybe 2-3 times a year and in perspective of the big picture it's a blip on the radar.
Back to it tonight with a reasonable portion of wife's homeade spaghetti!