Sunday, June 2, 2013

Week of Weakness

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... 


  1. Well, it doesn't have to be all or nothing.

    My husband and I recently went on a yearly weekend trip with his family where we routinely stop at restaurants, like Dairy Queen. I basically tried to keep it reasonably low-carb (had water with lemon instead of soda, tossed the buns of my burger and just ate the patty with cheese and only had a few fries) but I did make allowances for desert ... at the end, tho, I realized I ended up having ice cream three times XD

    But compared to the people I was with, I still did pretty well and only gained about half a pound, which isn't that bad considering. I dunno if that's helpful, but figured I'd share anyway.

  2. @Cyborcat: You've got a pretty good point, and I've been trying to stick with that general idea since the brother-in-law got here. Like today for lunch, I ordered a burger and simply took off the bun, and then went out and enjoyed ice cream with everyone afterwards :) I'm going to continue trying to take it easy on the carbs!