Friday, February 22, 2008

some days...

Some days I can get up at 5:30am, exercise for half and hour or more, drink hot water with lemon and then green tea, take my vitamins, have mini shredded wheat with soy milk for breakfast, and vegetarian green thai curry or a chicken salad for lunch, drink a litre and a half of water while getting on with work, come home, and have a healthy supper, a few squares of dark chocolate, do a little work and go to bed (admittedly after watching something rubbish on tv.) I honestly, honestly do this about 80% of the time.

Then there are the other days. There are the days when I drag myself out of bed, get through work, and then find myself on the couch eating chocolate covered Hobnobs (which are DIVINE by the way!) and hoping that Mark won't mind if I suggest having hamburgers or something equally decadent for dinner. (My newest favorite thing to eat is a sandwich with bacon, avocado and tomato, a tiny bit of spring onion and black pepper - bliss!!)

I am currently living through day number two. I was fine until I had texturized vegetable protein in a sauce with the consistency of snot for lunch. After eating half of it, I leaped off of the healthy living wagon with both feet. While I do feel that we all need moderation in all things, I can feel this turning into a night of debauchery. There is wine chilled, after all, and I am off for nine whole days...

Do I get back into healthy land or do I turn to decadence? Tricky. I think I'll take a glass of chilled white wine with me while I read Oprah in a bubble bath. Then I am sure I will know what to do!


(The rock above was painted by a mermaid! The coaster is from my Mom & Dad. Have a wonderful weekend!)

7 comments:

kristen said...

i love to live both actually. i think if i didn't have both, than number 2 would rule my universe.

i had bacon, avocado and tomato on grainy whole wheat bread yesterday for lunch and oh my, it was amazing. especially the bacon.

pERiWinKle said...

I think it is very important to do some self lovin right now!

White wine...magazine....bubble bath...fabulous!

Maybe these 9 days off is for more 'playdates' with yourself?

Enjoy...and just love yourself! xx

daisies said...

i think there is a way to balance it all, not that i have been able to as i bounce back and forth so easily but i am sure there is a way, somewhere, out there. wine and bubbles sound good to me :)

i love her magical rocks :) xo

Frankie said...

Mmm it is so difficult, that balance. I find, for me, that it is so easy for one day of decadence to lead to another, and then another, and then another, until it becomes lifestyle rather than indulgence. But take a deep breath, embrace (as the rock suggests), and listen to your heart. It is strong. It is beautiful. It will lead you in the right direction.

It was SO good to hear from you today, dear, sweet Megg! Thank you so much for returning to me. I've missed you greatly. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

oooh Oprah and a bubble bath...nothing sounds better right now!! Loving reading your updates. xoxo karen

Alexandra S said...

Oh my this is me too Meg! This is the struggle day in day out. On days where I can start from the earliest part of the day on a good proactive note it bodes well, but not always. I lost nearly 60 pounds last year and it does get easier, it really does, but there are some days where I just say "screw it!" and I have whatever I want to and I think that actually is an approach that works best for me now. I miss you- lets catch up!!!! I don't know your email anymore!

Marilyn said...

I'm embarrassed to own up to this...but your unhealthy days sound like my healthy ones... :)