Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm in a food coma.

If Jillian Michaels could see me right now, she'd be all up in my face giving me that grimace
she's so good at making and yelling that if 500 lb people can eat right, so can I.
Between birthday weekend and having visitors in town, 
I've had entirely too much to eat lately. 
My taste buds are all, "We're celebrating, feed me more tasty, delicious things,"
and my stomach is like, "Look, dude, I can't digest all these rich, complex dishes,"
and my bum is saying, "Drop that piece of pizza or I'm never getting into a swimsuit again."
Calories are "free" on vacation, right? But it's rough when you're entertaining
visitors who are on their vacation time, but you're not on vacation yourself. 
With the number of visitors we're expecting over the summer, I definitely can't be taking 
food vacations with each person or I'll weigh 500 lbs
 and instead of going for walks on the beach,  
Ryan will have to roll me down the sand.
Before our friends arrived, I was kicking butt with my workouts and healthy, balanced eating.
Not to brag, but I think I'm really very healthy...90% of the time.
It's that other 10% that gets me. 
The 10% of the time when I think, "Well, I made it through our day on the beach without
looking like a bloated's time to reward myself with one of those leftover candy bars!" or
"Oh, everyone wants pizza? I guess if I have to eat it, I might as well indulge in a few pieces".
And then, I get into that familiar thought pattern that if I've already
blown it by eating too many yummy things, I might as well
just eat MORE yummy things and start over fresh the next day.
I need to remind myself that a reward for eating healthfully
can't be a pile full of sugary treats. That makes no sense whatsoever.
And just because we're having pizza doesn't mean I need to treat it
like it's the last time I can ever eat pizza again.
(Because my silly brain does says, "Okay, we're having pizza and we might
not have it again for a long time. So...EAT ALL OF THE PIZZAS!"
Wrong, brain.
I'm feeling a bit bummed with my indulgences but it's time to get out of that mindset
and into a better one. Today, I'm starting fresh and this time
I'm going to pick a plateful of delicious fruit for dessert. 


  1. I am guilty of this "EAT ALL OF THE PIZZAS" habit.
    SUPER guilty. I can't really put a lid on it. So I think I'll just wait until I really have to. AKA yesterday.

    Big hugs to the YoshMaster!

  2. i just threw away my other half of chocolate covered granola bar. darn you and this post. kidding. i love it ... and i am getting my granola bar out of the trash.

  3. Story of my life. There are always a million things going on that have to happen first and THEN I'll eat healthy. Holidays. More holidays. Holiday parties. Birthdays. Super bowl. Holiday. Party.

    It goes on and on and on and it won't stop unless you make it. I desperately need to get my booty in gear and shape up for swimsuit season and get my eating habits back on track.

    That plate of fruit looks so insanely delicious.

  4. The same thing seems to happen to me when I am on vacation or having a "fun" weekend. Sometimes it is worth it and sometimes it is not. Either way it sounds like you had a great birthday weekend.

  5. Oh I think I can totally relate to this! As soon as I eat something that I probably shouldn't...I instantly start craving it. And we all know how fast things go down hill from there. ;)

  6. Bahaha screw Jillian, every now and then we deserve to put ourselves in a food coma!
    Brooke @ what2wear,

  7. This is the bane of my existence! FOOD is so dangerous yet SO good!!!

    MacKenzie and Molly

  8. hahaa oh man. that is EXACTLY what happens when our friends come into town. it's a complete disaster for my tummy. xo.

  9. i'm always in a food coma. what's with me?

  10. I SO fall into that "well I already ate badly today so I might as well just eat what I want and start fresh tomorrow" category! So terrible !


  11. mmm looks delicious!

  12. I know the feeling... In May there are way too many birthday celebrations, weddings and baby showers and they all offer yummy foods that are not good for you. I always feel the need to cleanse my body after may... good choice on your desserts for today! :)

  13. I feel like this every Monday, after the weekend has come and gone. I'm so good during the week...the weekend rolls around and I act like I'm never going to eat junk again. I really, really, really, really like pizza.

  14. Woah. We have the same thought processes 100% of the time when it comes to food! Haha literally if I get to eat junk food or if people order pizza I eat like a starved ethiopian child that will never see food again. Oh geez, why cant food just settle down on its deliciousness? Or maybe just its carbs. haha

  15. Girl, I am right there with you lately. SO bad.
    I'm thinking about doing a 1-2 day smoothie/juice cleanse to re-start?

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  17. i can totally relate! nothing to do but start fresh and remember every choice counts, although i'm not the best at always remembering that either!

  18. My husband was recently deployed for three months and I lost 15 lbs. I joke that he's bad for my waistline. I always have someone to go on frozen custard/junk food runs with.


  19. So true.
    Still laughing at the "roll me down the beach" part ;)

  20. i always buy fruit in hopes that i will eat that instead of doesnt always work

  21. Hahaha story of my life. Once I start eating yummy goodness, I can't stop. (But I'm secretly okay with it)

    A Southern Drawl

  22. I DO NOT work out, but I saw those Jillian Michael's DVDs on a Groupon and got 3 for $27 including shipping! Once they get here I have to decide if I want to use them or resell them...Haha.

  23. I just went through a ton of your "what I wore" posts and I legitimately think we have the exact same style. So awesome! I love your top buns, they're kind of my signature! Especially while I'm living in Paris :) love love love your blog so much!


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