Self-Control, Where’d You Go?

Frozen Yogurt. Spanish Tapas. Scones. Chinese. Whole Foods (whew!). More scones + Ice Cream. Oh, God. Looking at it in print makes me feel even worse.

Don’t get me wrong. I think weekends are meant for hypothetical stretchy pants. It’s a time to indulge and enjoy yourself – and I usually embrace this idea and don’t think twice. But as I sit here replaying my meal movie reel in my head, I’m asking “Where did my self-control go?!” (Does it help my case that it’s that time?) When I go balls-to-the-wall and forget about moderation, I being to feel less than stellar. I feel lethargic. My skin starts to go south. My Chron’s acts up. I become self-conscious. It’s not good. But rather than sit here and freak out, I just need to get my butt into gear and back on track! Right?

Yesterday, Cory and I made our way out of our PJs and over to Whole Foods πŸ˜€ My favorite part of WF is the trail mix bar (that’s not the technical name, I’m sure)

I threw together some almonds, honey granola, banana chips, walnuts and a few chocolates. It even made an appearance in my oats this morning πŸ˜‰

I think it’s impossible for us to visit our beloved Whole Foods without eating a meal. Thank goodness it was lunch time! I had a “make your own” veggie sandwich: spinach, tomatoes, swiss cheese, grilled veggies, and mustard. It was delicious, per the usual.

For dinner we had a pasta with grilled chicken and veggies – but I didn’t take a picture! Do you know what I did get a picture of though? My 240,590,345th indulgence of the weekend: my scone and ice cream dessert πŸ™‚ I heated up the scone before topping with ice cream and it was absolutely heavenly!

Look at this cute little ice cream I found at Giant! (I used a little less than half and it was perfect)

I enjoyed this dessert while watching beautiful and 100% toned movie stars walk down the red carpet πŸ˜‰ Who made your best-dressed list?? For me it was Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon Mila Kunis and Mandy Moore!

They all looked so beautiful!!

This morning I woke up and made myself some regular PB&J oats with some added WF trail mix. Perfection.

Tonight I have round 2 of my alcohol program. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that at least one person peopleΒ show up this time! πŸ˜‰

Chit-chat: Who do you think should make the Oscar’s Best Dressed List? How do you deal with an over-indulgent weekend come Monday morning?


19 Comments on “Self-Control, Where’d You Go?”

  1. Cait says:

    I love the dresses you picked!! I adored Reese’s black and white dress and her green jewelry! She was stunning as always πŸ™‚ xo

  2. My weekend looked a lot like yours – I had wayy too much frozen yogurt and got some delicious tiramisu from Earthfare yesterday.

    Reese Witherspoon wins hands down for me. She always looks flawless even in her everyday errands.

  3. I ate too much this weekend too. My plan was to get up and work it off at the gym this morning, but due to tornado warnings last night, I didn’t get much sleep. I’m going to try my best not to stress about it; I think that only makes it worse! And I can still go to the gym tonight πŸ™‚

  4. LK says:

    I like Reese’s hair & makeup but I thought her dress was kind of boring. Loveddd Mila Kunis though even if her ladies were kinda hangin out haha I also like Hillary Swanks dress too!

  5. Katie says:

    Funny that you wrote about this – I just had to do some morning meditation on my over-indulgence this weekend! While I didn’t eat such a variety of things, I felt like with the things I was eating I just had to eat more and more and more! I was so full it was uncomfortable, and I woke up this morning feeling not good.

    When that happens I look at what’s going on in my life that’s making me feel like that. I think I’ve been putting too many constraints on my diet, so when I do get to eating I feel like it will be my last tasty meal. Obviously not the case, but that’s what my brain says. If I start this morning being a little more relaxed in my thinking, I know that I’ll easily get back on track without forcing myself, just by having a happy mindset.

    Thanks for writing about this! Seems like it was a common theme in a lot of people’s weekends!

    • Colleen says:

      Katie, I love that you said you look at what’s going on in your life that’s making you feel like that. I never took that perspective! I just beat myself up about it, and that’s never healthy. Thank you for your response!

  6. Joni says:

    When you refer to Whole Foods as WF my mind just can’t stop seeing WTF. πŸ™‚ You have now discovered the one and only drawback to baking…who is going to eat these ten dozen scones?

    • Colleen says:

      This is a huge drawback! I ate 5 of those things in 3 days!! I think I need to only bake when I have somewhere to take the goods – like a party. Or work. Or my dad πŸ™‚

  7. Paige says:

    I’ve definitely noticed that if I start to get off-track with my choices then it suddenly becomes so much easier to stay off track…then soon I’m up to my elbows in M&Ms! It’s helpful for me to try to think past the food a bit and figure out what exactly is causing me to eat this particular way (stress, usually) and to see if resolving that issue makes it easier to get back into a healthier lifestyle. It’s no fun feeling crummy after a weekend of eating junk!

  8. Jess says:

    I definitely had an over indulgent weekend, too. I just need to get back in the gym and eat my fruits and veggies.

    Mila Kunis looked stunning- I am actually really jealous of her!

  9. akparis says:

    wait, colleen, you have chron’s disease?!

  10. Jenny says:

    Girl those oats look amazing!! And I loved Mila’s dress at the awards. So pretty in lavender. I sometimes over indulged on the weekends but I’ve come to terms that dieting is really 90% good and 10% fun so why go nuts when you already had your little cheat. The water weight will be gone in a few days πŸ™‚

  11. I love Mila and Reese, but also Penelope Cruz. She always looks so amazing!

  12. dressed2dish says:

    I LOVE your best dressed list…and I’m so glad I finally got to watch it last night! And Stephen and I always shopped at Whole Foods back home…but never once ate there! Something new to try when I come back home! πŸ™‚

  13. You just made me “d’awwwww!!” at an ice cream carton. How do people even do that?! Haha.
    Love the WF trail mix bar. The only ay to describe that is: awesome.

  14. GF Grad Nut says:

    Yum, ice cream! A lot of people didn’t but I loooved Scarlett Johansson’s dress, and Penelope Cruz’s too!

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