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Saturdays. That’s our day for running around together, my husband and I. We started the day with breakfast at Waffle House, which was delicious by the way, and I cheated some with three bites of my husband’s waffle. I didn’t beat myself up about it, but then came lunch. My son came to visit and we continued our errands with him in tow and he was craving Taco Cabana. Well, I just had to try a passionfruit margarita, so there’s cheat number two. It was pretty good, btw. More sugar then alcohol but, I digress. Then after a while the guys went to play golf, I was due to play Bunco at six, so I went and got my nails done (my first purchase with the new debit card from my very own bank account) and stopped by for a short visit with my Dad. We played a few games of pool and I left to go to my Bunco game. There they had a delicious looking spread and although I wasn’t very hungry, I ate some salad and some chips and guacamole. Just a few. After two rounds it was time for dessert and I lulled myself into believing it wouldn’t be so bad if I had half a piece of the yummy chocolate ice cream cake. Where has my resolve gone? What happened to my willpower?
Luckily, I prescribe to the 80/20% rule when it comes to the Paleo lifestyle. I still manage to maintain my weight, because I’m “good” most of the time. I take my probiotics and use my essential oils every day. I drink lots of water and the occasional kombucha (a fermented drink that provides more probiotics.) I do need to increase my excercise and stop drinking so many margaritas for sure, but where’s the fun in that? I believe that giving in to a treat now and then will make one stick to any diet more than total rigidity.
One part of our errand running was a side trip to some estate and garage sales, where I picked up a few lovely pieces of jewelry for $5 and my husband obtained a practically brand new sand blaster for $25! Then, we went to my favorite health food store and I got a bogo deal on coconut oil and saved $22! I also got some grapefruit essential oil which will help me maintain my weight. I didn’t win a prize at Bunco, but I had a great time with my friends. The men got to spend some quality time with each other and we all had a fabulous day. That’s what Saturdays were made for.