Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Resisting Temptation... Halfway

Friends may say that I do too many things in a half-assed manner. But hell... I believe half-assed is actually the smart approach (sometimes).

Last night I felt the need to relax. Kick back. Enjoy a little time with my hubby.

My first instinct was to throw caution to the wind, drive out to our favorite restaurant, and indulge in lots of yummy food (all washed down with a bottle of wine). This is typically the way we spend quality time together.

But after I went for my run, I realized that foolishness of my plan. Dinner at a restaurant (plus drinks) would mean:

1. More calories than I needed.
2. Probably consuming wheat (which I vowed to give up this week).
3. Spending money we should save.

So, instead, we went to the store and bought a bottle of wine. We shared it at home, enjoyed some homemade veggie sushi, and then cuddled on the sofa.

Half the cost. Half the calories.

Sometimes it's impossible to completely resist temptation. And, in fact, sometimes we shouldn't resist it. Hubby and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable evening--just what we needed to recharge our batteries.

Sometimes, giving into temptation halfway is enough to satisfy ourselves without straying too far from our healthy living program.

Some people might call it half-assed.

But it made me feel good.


Fatinah said...

sounds funner than the restaurant to me!

Athena of Texas said...

Hope you enjoyed a wee bit of chocolate while you were at it. Always makes me feel better. :)

Gripperm said...

Great post..are you following a Gluten Free diet? If so may I ask is it for health reasons?

jeannie* said...

Sounds like the perfect evening! Good for you :)

Kellie said...

oh, if only I could get my hubby involved!! He is supportive, but not dieting at all! You guys did really well!!

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

Not gluten free... just knocking out wheat for a week to see what happens. It tends to make me feel bloated and sluggish, so I thought I'd do a little experiment. :)

Cory said...

That sounds like more fun than going to the restaurant! I enjoy a calm night at home more than dealing with the driving and the waiting and the people in public places.
It's not half-assed, it's giving in fully to private time!

the veggie paparazzo said...

I'm trying to give up the perfectionism that has plagued me in previous diet/exercise attempts. So it makes good sense to me to meet a desire halfway.