Saturday is Play Day (Day 20)

Saturdays, otherwise known as “binge” or “cheat” days, have become my favorite days of the week. This diet has taught me just how much of my social life revolved around going out and eating and drinking with friends, whereas now I am limited from such frivolity because eating out hardly seems like an option. Therefore, Saturdays, or the days that I can eat whatever I want (provided I eat citrus and do some squats), I am making a point to see friends and loosen up a little. In other words, relaxing in my diet lets me kick back a bit in life too.

As always, I opened up my day with a high-protein breakfast.

Turkey sausage, black beans, two hard boiled eggs, two egg whites (Breakfast).

Grapefruit juice to start the binge.

Enter food porn. Cover your eyes if you don’t want to see it.

Two slices of Papa John's pineapple pizza with garlic sauce (Lunch).

Breadstick with garlic sauce (Lunch).

Peppero (Lunch).

I started chowing on citrus (in this case lime) to make sure my body was processing everything correctly.

Easy Mac (Dinner).

Following dinner, I went to CafĂ© Intermezzo for their famous hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps (it’s called a Northface if you ever go), and then returned to the apartment for some boozing with eight other people. Throughout the whole binge, I was with two of my favorite people in the world walking around Atlanta (it was in the 60’s!), watching Cake Boss, and generally having a great time. Atlanta is beautiful year round, for those who have never been.

Welcome to January in Atlanta.

Unlike previous weeks, I can’t wait for next Saturday!

While everyone was having a good time at my apartment, I invited an old friend, Breneman, who I used to rock climb with (three years ago… I would be starting from square one). He insists that I should go back out with him. Though I’m feeling a little self conscious and entirely out of shape for the activity, I think I’m going to give it a go. Next Friday: here we come!

This has never been my experience.

 

Until later today,
xx
Suzie