Taking the Guilt out of Guilty Pleasures

6 Apr

There’s nothing like a rapidly approaching wedding date to make a gal think twice about what she’s stuffing in her mouth. Truth be told, I hadn’t felt good about how I looked – or felt – since long before we booked City Hall. The balance between indulgence and sturdy choices I had worked so hard to cultivate over years of precarious swings back and forth in either direction had slowly, slowly slipped through my grasp as a year of major milestones sped by faster and faster.

It was easy for me to say no to the bowl of Tootsie Roll Pops in the office kitchen when I could think – will this be worth an extra pound as I pose for pictures bound for posterity on my (future) living room wall? The hard part is now, when it’s back to the everyday – when work feels like work, when I’m procrastinating or waiting for the hubs to come home from his unenviable library marathons, when I’m depressed over Craigslist listings foreboding of my impending banishment to the boonies (aka, the Richmond. Especially then.).

While it’s clear I love me some decadence, I’ve come to realize that  a chin-dribbling, sauce-slicked burger tastes even better when it’s truly a treat – not a weekly routine over which I’ll feel routinely guilty. So, to help myself to that extra serving of accountability I so crave, I’ve started writing an column featuring localized tips on making better food and fitness choices – all, naturally, while thoroughly enjoying each and every precious Weight Watchers Point Plus.

I’ll be aiming to post weekly here:

For your easy clicking pleasure, if you’d care to take a gander at what I’ve posted thus far:

So, what’s in it for you? Why of course, dear readers, this means that my beloved blog has become  the new home of all those delicious, drool-worthy, decidedly un-weight loss friendly secret delights – so stay tuned 🙂

"Doughnut & a Shot" compliments of Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen on my family's pre-wedding dinner - well worth the splurge.


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