Sunday, March 6, 2011


Yesterday was a total high-calorie splurge day. And it was worth every bite.

We got up early and hit the gym. I do like starting Saturdays with a 9:30 spin class; it gets the workout out of the way, and I would never push myself that hard on my own, especially on a weekend.

In late December, Gary and I had dinner at a new burger place in Calgary - Five Guys Burgers & Fries. It's an American chain, and he'd been there with his coworkers. It was AMAZING. Then in January, we decided we were going to really give it our all on the healthy eating/exercising front, and that was the end of burgers and fries for a long time.

Several weeks ago, we decided we'd splurge and go back to Five Guys in March - and god, it was worth it. Yesterday's hamburger was awesome. I'd gladly give up fast-food fries and cheeseburgers forever for a burger like that three or four times a year.

Important lesson to learn, right?

Then we had some friends over for dinner and I wanted to try out a lemon cake recipe I'd been looking at for awhile. I wouldn't bake just for Gary and I - that's too tempting - but for friends? Sure!

It was equally yummy. And totally worth the points! I didn't go over my weekly points, so if it means I have to have three more strict days until weigh-in, that's fine. It was worth it, and I feel no guilt about splurging on good, wholesome, honest-to-goodness treats instead of a lame bag of cheetos and ridiculous 15 point lattes.


Sarah said...

You have to give and take in your relationship with food and weight loss right?
You gave up on the burgers for a while then you treated yourself properly, but not having it for a long time. It was worth the indulgence! Good for you!!

Amanda@BustingThroughIt said...

I think you have a great attitude about this Meg. I agree, it's totally fine (and necessary) to pick and choose your splurges carefully. Some of them totally aren't worth it and some of them make your life lol :)

Mmmm burgers....

Need to Get ME Back said...

I love Five Guys! I had a similar weekend with a planned splurge that was worth it. But back on track with points counting now!