As is common in today's world, both events involved food. At first, I was a little stressed out by this. I don't eat out too often, let alone twice in one day. For me there is so much temptation when eating out. The more I thought about it I realized that everything was going to be ok because I was THINKING about it!
I didn't go into these two meals a mindless madwoman shoving every morsel of food in my mouth. Did I make the 100% healthiest choices available to me? No. But because I purposefully gave my choices some thought, I didn't make the worst choice.
We had lunch at Primanti Brothers - a Pittsburgh Classic! You can't say no to a Primanti's sandwich piled high with coleslaw and french fries. I ate the whole thing which was delicious, but I got water instead of pop. Two PURPOSEFUL choices. A big choice for me at Primanti's was that I tried a new sandwich. I have always gotten the same sandwich at Primanti's. My WHOLE life I've gotten the same sandwich. As I attempt to be more open to new adventures, going with fish instead of the Pittsburger was a big move (May sound like no big deal to some, but I think it is important to grab onto even the smallest opportunities for excitement!).
Following lunch, we hit up another Pittsburgh Classic - prantl's bakery. YUMMY! I treated myself to one cookie. ONE. My plan was to eat half and then give the other half to my son, but I have to confess that when I handed him the bag later in the day there was only about 1/8 of the cookie left. Oooops! Not much thought into that one, but at least I savored small bites throughout the day and didn't scarf it down in three huge bites. Every bite was SO good!
Finally dinner. My husband and I had both been craving Chinese food so a trip to Azan Wok in Plum was our choice. We saw and discussed several "healthy" options on the menu, but we went with our favorites - Sweet-n-Sour Chicken with Pork Fried Rice and an egg roll on the side. Mmmmm! I may not have chosen the healthiest menu item, but I did choose to stop eating when I was full rather than stuffing myself because it tasted so good.
The best parts about this Bad Food Day were that I had a great time with my friends and husband AND I did not feel sick at the end of the day. I had a great time because I chose to not focus on the food - I focused on those I was with. I didn't feel sick because even though I didn't make the healthiest food choices, I gave each choice thought and didn't stuff myself. My Bad Food Day turned out to be a GREAT day!