Last night, I cut my writing class to go to yoga, then cut yoga and headed to the movies. I’ve been feeling so grumpy and out of sorts lately that some quality Johnny time was in order so we went to see Pirates (again).
And, of course, we hit the snack bar. I’ve done the healthy treats for the movies thing, and I’ve done the ‘it’s only 2 hours, I don’t need to eat’ thing. But let’s get real here, what’s a movie without a choc top? So I got me a choc top and then went to the help yourself lollie land. I used to hit those things with avengance. Cos, let’s face it, they are designed to make you over eat – and at $3 for 100 grams of lollies, they are laughing all the way to the bank at your gluttony. But last night I got a few things – one fantail, a small scoop of M&Ms and some raspberries and cream. Enough to feel like a treat but I didn’t come out of the film feeling like my insides were going to burst.
My eyes are shrinking – they’re no longer bigger than my belly!
Woohoo! I also had a couple of small handfuls of my sister’s popcorn. I don’t really like movie popcorn – it’s too salty and it makes my tongue hurt. If I want popcorn at the movies, I do make and take my own but I can live without it.
And the best bit of all – I don’t feel guilty. Not for skipping the gym, not for eating over my calories. I went for a run this morning (on top of doing gym tonight) to burn off the calories and I feel like a zillion dollars today.
Everyone needs a break at times and I feel like I’ve had my weight loss break and now I’m refreshed and ready for action.