Wednesday, January 26, 2011

help?

I can hardly believe it's snowing yet again...

We are expecting 6-10 inches tonight here in New York.

So, remember I'm off Chinese for 2011?

Some of the girlfriends and I are going out to eat tonight and I just realized that it's a Chinese restaurant when I checked the online menu. I've considered my options:
  • I could cancel and go to the gym instead, then head home.
  • I could tell my girlfriends what's up and suggest that we go elsewhere, but honestly I'm not comfortable with that. For me it's a bit...much to explain. Plus this restaurant was chosen before I even committed.
  • Or I could go as planned, enjoy myself--especially since classes start on Friday and I'll have less time for leisure--and continue to ignore the local Chinese takeout places around my home and workplace.
I don't believe that healthy living should be painful and I do believe that decisions should come from a  considered place. I wonder...how do I respect my limitations, while embracing my life?

I'm leaning towards my third consideration...what would you do?

-A-

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that you should cancel. I'm sure that this is not the only chance you'll have to hang out with the girls. Take a rain check, blame it on the snow, and head to the gym. You'll feel so good afterwards.

However, this is only my opinion. Do what you think may be best for you.

Good luck, Alexia!

Glam,Glitz&Gut said...

If it were me, I'd go and order some steamed veggies or something.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

thanks, anon + erin! appreciate your thoughts so much :))

Trisha said...

I'm leaning towards canceling... HOWEVER, if you can truly committ to a plan and stick to it, then I would go. I agree with not asking your friends to pick somewhere else... I mean I am sure they would understand, but it is a bit uncomfortable... But yeah, if you are 100% for sure you wont cheat and you can stick to a plan...GO have a good time. Eating healthy is just as tastey as eating bad.... but if you have any doubt that you wont stay on plan... cancel.

Miss Erika said...

Alexia, I think you should go, enjoy yourself, and then reflect tomorrow and see how you felt about the food and how you felt after eating it. If you're happy with yourself tomorrow I think you'll know you're making progress toward your goals. If not, you can readjust. : )

He Took MY Last Name said...

I don't understand. I would tell my friends that I wasn't thrilled about the restaurant. I mean they are your friends, they should understand. If they don't want to change restaurants, bow out. It's okay. Stick to your guns. Go out with them another time another place.

If you cant tell your friends, then how can you expect to live a healthy lifestyle? You know your triggers better than anyone else.

I'd not go. I'd not even go to the gym lol :) But that's me.

Lisa said...

This is a tough one...I'd probably cancel just to make it easier and the find a way to hang out with friends that doesn't involve food.

I just ease my friends into my lifestyle---coming out with something without warning may just be uncomfortable for you, but if you give it to them in small doses and talk about how good you feel (and talk about it like it's about you, and not that other people need to do it too)...then over time it will just work.

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I'd go, and eat as healthy as possible :D

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