Every year, Chad's brother comes home for a week-long visit. It's something I always look forward to. Chad, along with his dad and mom, take time off from work, and the whole gang goes gallivanting across the countryside, enjoying all the local sights.
Mostly, though, we do a lot of eating. That's what his brother does. When he takes a vacation, it's all about the food (and also the local beer). I swear, I must eat out more in the week he's home than I do all the rest of the year.
The worst part is, every year I tell myself I'm going to behave and eat healthfully even if we're eating out. That only lasts until I get a menu in front of my, and before long I'm eating french fries, drinking pop, and scarfing down desserts.
However, this is the very first year I'll be low carb. The cool thing is, his brother is also low carb (and has managed to lose about 20 pounds), so with a majority of low carb people, we might be able to actually eat in a way that doesn't make us all gain ten pounds in a week.
On the other hand, I think it's ok to indulge once in a while. If you're always denying yourself, there's a good chance you'll find yourself binging and then feeling really guilty about it.
But on yet another hand, we're talking about a whole week here. It's not indulging when you eat badly for a whole week. That's more like falling off the wagon.
Oh, decisions decisions...