Yesterday we spent my last full summer day enjoying the heat, spending time with family and friends, and eating blizzards.
Our first stop Sunday was to Wilson’s Orchard. Since we moved to Iowa City Wilson’s has been our go-to orchard. Although we count on Wilson for apples and cider every Fall, yesterdays trip was about one thing and one thing only: peaches.
I receive weekly emails from my friends at the orchard so I knew that there was a huge selection of Michigan peaches the size of my head waiting to be picked through by yours truly.
After I made myself a large bag of peaches we spent some time exploring the orchard store.
And tasting a few apple varieties.
We didn’t walk out with any apples, but we got a few goodies:
- Homemade Hot Peach Salsa
We had a little bit of time to waste so we wondered around the orchard and spotted a few of our favorite varieties.
And Matt played with the camera.
After our Peach Party we headed to Red Lobster to celebrate Matt’s sister’s belated birthday.
While we waited for our meals we enjoyed some Lobster Nachos & side salads.
For my entree I ordered the Lobster Pizza, which was actually an appetizer, and had two delicious slices. Being a New England native its safe to say that I’m not Red Lobster’s biggest fan. But, this pizza was surprisingly tasty! Aside from the biscuits, it was easily the best thing I’ve had from the restaurant.
Happy Birthday, Renee!
After lunch we headed back to our house and cut into some Key Lime Pie.
We spent the rest of the afternoon chatting and watching movies. Due to a larger, later lunch we weren’t really hungry for a meal-meal so we pulled out some chips & salsa to snack on.
A few hours later we made a group trip to the closest Dairy Queen where I got the one and only: M&M Mini Blizzard.
After Dairy Queen we headed to the grocery store because I forgot milk from our grocery trip and at the check out line I spotted a magazine cover that said something about a Post-It note.
And look who I found! The magazine was truly like a Operation Beautiful Note in disguise. I was feeling a little down and out about eating chips & salsa and a blizzard for dinner, and was giving in to a little bit of negative self-talk. And then I thought about it.
And here’s what I decided:
- I’m human
- It’s okay to eat chips & salsa for dinner once in a while
- Having two indulgent desserts in one day isn’t going to make me gain 25 pounds
- Most of the people reading this blog aren’t going to judge me for every morsel I eat
- I don’t need to compare my eating habits to other peoples eating habits
- I’m not any less valuable of a person because I didn’t eat vegetables with my dinner
- Giving in to a few cravings doesn’t mean I need to abandon all of my goals or give in to ‘falling off the wagon syndrome’
- Being healthy means being realistic
It’s nice to remind yourself everyone once in a while, especially on the internet.
Tell me, what keeps you from negative self- talk or Fat Talk?