2 huge things this week: I just finished P90X on 3/31 and I'm on my second week break, AND, my birthday this weekend (30!)
This week alone I've had at least 5 free lunches/dinners from friends/coworkers (so far!) and 4 more coming up this weekend. I feel like I've been splurging way too much on food, but on the other hand, it's not like I do it every week - not even every month. Also I'm beginning another workout program next week that may last me 3 to 6 months before I get my next 2 week break.
How would you feel about splurging on food during your big birthday week, especially if you have no control of where you're going to eat?
(Quick background: turning 30, 5'4", maintaining for 2 1/2 months now between 114-118 lbs. Scale says 116 this morning)
Yes it's ok!
I would feel great about it, since I do it every year and feel it is good to take a break for me now and then a few times a year. I don't regret doing it one bit.
Go for it! You earned it!
Just my opinion. I am no health expert.
Go for it - I'm with everybody else on this one - just know that "letting go" is temporary, and you are going to get back on track - then do it.
OH--and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Personally, I think it should be mandatory. It's almost impossible to actually eat enough to set yourself back, and you won't feel like you got cheated out of your birthday fun.
I just wanted to say that all of these responses helped me too. My birthday is tomorrow and today I went out for afternoon tea, and was unsure of whether to play it 'safe' or not ... then I remembered reading this thread and was reassured that once a year, it's okay to have fun around your birthday. So thanks :)
I had lunches and dinners back to back almost everyday for 2 weeks in a row and I had fun. Birthdays are always associated with food, friends and family and I am not just going to miss one aspect of it.
My scale said I gained 7 lbs in 2 weeks and I am far from being worried about it. I lose it fast once I get back on the track and today is day 1 of my 3rd workout program so it will creep back down very soon.
Once again, thank you!