Celebrating Without Food

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I think today is a milestone for me in my love-hate battle with food. My husband and I are celebrating today because we signed on a new daycare client. This is something we have been praying about since December. Having another client allows us to contribute to a project that our church has going called "Beyond Us." When we first heard of Beyond Us, my husband and I agreed to tithe 50% on any income brought in by the 11th and 12th clients because we only need 10 clients to pay our typical bills. This little girl will be #11. We are so excited.

You may ask: what does this have to do with food? The answer is simple. Every single time--I mean, EVERY SINGLE TIME, we have signed on a new kid in the past, we have celebrated with going out to eat. I guess my brain says, "More money is on the way...might has well start spendin' it!" Not only is that detrimental to my budget, it's killer on the diet. I've got my mind set to think that when I'm celebrating, calories don't count. Amazingly, in my twisty little food addicted world, calories don't count when I'm depressed, either. Or when I'm sick. Or when it's a holiday. You get the picture.

So, I'm proud of me today. I already took out the meat to defrost for tonight's dinner (healthy dinner, already in my food log) and I fully intend to cook it and eat it. Maybe we'll go out to a movie (no popcorn) to celebrate instead.
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    I'm proud of you too, Katie! Congratulations on the new client. What a relief it must be for you guys. I can relate to your blog, that is for sure. Brad and I hardly go out to eat anymore, simply because of money. But when we do, it's like the calories are free and will never end up on my hips! Plus every time we go to family's, birthdays, holidays, any get together! PMS is a big struggle for me. I'm so glad that you and so many of the other girls are health conscious about food for our communal meals. Let's keep that going! I'm so glad to have you as a Spark Buddy!!!!
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