Sunday, September 30, 2012

Maria- Dad's B-day

Yeah so my mom is the greatest cook EVER- both of my parents are off the boat Italian, so I knew it was going to be rough tonight when I had to go celebrate my dad's birthday.  I was right, she made homemade gnocchi from scratch, and I LOVE MY MOTHER'S GNOCCHI!!!  Along with her homemade meatballs and sauce and other special dishes that she usually does not make.  I stayed outside on the deck reading because I didn't trust myself to sit there at the table and NOT eat it.  I waited until the second course (grilled chicken and steak) was served.  Then I left the table again after singing happy b-day so that I wouldn't be tempted by the Carvel Cake or the BIG ASS chocolate chip cookies from Costco along with a dozen assorted doughnuts from Dunk Donuts.  I ate grapes and walnuts.  Even though I said I was staying away from nuts and fruit, I felt like I would fall off the wagon if I didn't.  This sounds horrible, and I know it is not right to avoid social situations, but I really did not want to go there tonight.  I feel like putting myself in a situation like that makes it harder than it has to be.  At the same time, I don't want to be a hermit and isolate myself from the world.


  1. Gosh Maria! That's awesome! Really kudos for staying that strong and going the extra mile and avoiding the meals. But your situation would be a double edge sword for me. For me I would have stayed with family the whole time and enjoy myself and think about my weight, Lurong, year long, woding ...WHATEVER. Like I said before you don't eat like this everyday so go for it. Don't deprive yourself. I can't agree with that. And sure ill be the first to admit I'm sure I'm a fat ass for thinking like that. But who gives a shit what I think. You have a completely different goal and want that I or anyone else in your fitness life has. Do you to the fullest.
    Stay strong but don't be crazy about it!

  2. Correction: I meant and NOT think about my weight, Lurong, Year long...

    AND I can't avoid my moms cooking. Especially when it's a specialty dish that she doesn't do all the time!!!