Day 126: Baseball Food

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Wed, 08/30/2006 - 2:50pm.

Last night, my husband and I went to a local minor league baseball game.  For the first time in months, the temperature wasn’t triple digits so it was a lovely evening.  I admit that I again strayed from my Sonoma Diet by munching on one hot dog and a few chips with some dip.  I will also admit that I did not feel guilty about this.  As I previously mentioned, I associate some events with particular foods.  In this case, baseball game means hot dogs.  I did skip dessert and watched my portion sizes so I didn’t pig out too much. 
I figure that I can allow myself these rare instances of partaking in unhealthy foods ONLY IF this is balanced with exercise and healthy eating the majority of the time.  By having these planned exceptions, I will not feel guilty later on.  (Rarely do I feel guilty at the actual time of consuming the bad foods).  Plus, this will keep me from becoming discouraged and risk quitting all together.