DailyQuickie: Every Day is NOT a “Special Occasion”
Where: My Friend’s Friend’s B-Day Party
When: Thursday, Nov 3rd- 10pm
What: Particularly during the holiday season (which unofficially begins on Halloween), festivities seem to be a weekly, if not twice weekly occurrence. From holiday cocktails to birthday parties, girl’s night out to date night, or just because a friend is in town who you haven’t seen in a while or you are trying out a new restaurant for the first time… every night somehow feels like a special occasion. And what happens on special occasions? We eat too much and drink too much of course! And we wonder why we put on extra weight at the end of the year, all the while attempting to fit into our skinny jeans. Right. Well, I have decided that, just because it’s an occasion for celebration, doesn’t mean it’s a “special occasion” in the sense that I have to overdo it. Yes, it’s time for me to show a little bit of self control. Not something I am great at. That started last night at my friend’s friend’s bday party. I wasn’t rude about it, but I passed on the cake. And you know what? No one noticed and I didn’t miss it one bit! Ok… that’s not exactly true. I did pop a piece of gum in my mouth during cake time just to help my cause. But I will tell you what- I definitely felt good about myself for abstaining when I woke up this morning.
Why: Of course, once in a while, if you accidentally (or even intentionally) eat way too much, that’s okay. Whether you eat a bit too many bites of cake on your birthday, your boyfriend’s birthday, or your best friend’s birthday; you indulge in an extra serving of turkey, pie, mashed potatoes, or tamales on one of the many annual holidays; or even if you just can’t help but dig into the ice cream carton on a rainy day- it’s okay. Just remember that not every day is a holiday. That type of justification is how you get yourself into trouble. Oh, and remember that you don’t need to splurge just because it’s a “special occasion.” Do you really think that you will miss that slice of cake or that your sister will be pissed off (or even notice) if you don’t eat any? No.