Except yesterday when DH and I went on a date to the Cheesecake Factory. It was a special thing, and it was something that we needed to do. It was more than comfort food, it was heart-healing food. Maybe with everything going on, I'm not as hungry as I would've normally been. Or maybe its that I'm so ready to beat this weight-monster. But whatever it is, I didn't have a hard time showing restraint. I ordered a lunch sized portion and only ate half of that. And instead of ordering my own cheesecake (ummm, hello... it is the cheesecake factory), I ate only a few bites of the one that DH ordered. Sure, I could've faired much better at some other restaurant, but compared to the damage I've been known to do at the Cheesecake Factory, I came out ok. Besides, thats what activity points and weekly points are for, because sometimes you just need to cut loose...a little. I know that today, I'll be back to watching it and even before we went, I planned a long walk on the trail to clear my head.
To Cheesecake or Not to Cheesecake never would've been a question before. But it was yesterday, and I'm glad I made a choice that allowed me some much needed fun and doesn't leave me feeling guilty today.