Just in case I haven’t reiterated myself a gajillion times already, I’m trying to lose weight. I’m watching what I eat, exercising, and staying the heck away from bakeries.
Wes knows this. And he’s supportive. Well, most of the time, at least. He went to Costco the other day for healthy lunch options and came back with…Mozzarella Sticks. And chicken alfredo.
Nevetheless, regardless of the force required for old habits to die, he is supportive and encouraging and it’s really very helpful. He asked me what I wanted to do for Valentine’s Day and I replied nothing, because newly calorie cognizant Erika is terrified of Valentine’s Day. There are chocolate covered sea salt caramels on Valentine’s Day. And wine. And food. None of those things are congruent with my desire to be less lumpalicious.
Wes disregarded my desire to do nothing for Valentine’s Day (you cannot suppress a man so fantastic) and came home with a prime rib roast, flowers, chocolate, chocolate wine (oh yes, it does exist), and a baguette of French bread.
I took one look at the stuff in his arms and ran straight to the gym. I had thirty minutes in which to exercise and I worked up an impressively pink face in the time allotted to me.
When I got home, I decided I would enjoy everything he brought home. In moderation.
This is a new concept for me, this moderation business. If one chocolate chip is good, one whole bag will be, like, five hundred times as good!
But lo, I had a husband who wanted to spoil me so I tried just a smidge of everything. I sampled some of the chocolate wine, I nibbled the prime rib roast, and had just a little of the dessert he made.
All in all, I ate exactly enough to meet my calorie goal for yesterday AND got to enjoy chocolate and wine and deliciousness.
This is a watershed moment, you guys. Knowing that watching my weight does not equate to a miserable hermit-like existence wherein cottage cheese and almonds are my only friends is life-changing. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was perfectly content with just a few sips of the chocolate wine and just a few nibbles of chocolate.
All in all, it was an excellent Valentine’s Day in virtually every way possible. I hope yours was good as well!