Healthy Eating Plans = Busted.  Veg Pledge = Busted.  Yup, it happened.  First off, I have waaaaay too much Halloween candy.  I think I may toss it.  Throwing away Reese’s seems sinful, but I really can’t eat all this.


On Thursday, Kevin and I went to a Bible study for married couples.  As you can imagine, this is an incredibly traditional group.  Incredibly.  Friends from Kev’s company were there with us.


So when gumbo was served for dinner, I smiled, and I ate it.  No mention of any veg pledge from me!  Sometimes you’ve just got to roll with it.


I stuck with the veg pledge last night when we met some friends at Mellow Mushroom, but the healthy eating plans were totally busted.  I may have leftovers, but I have no regrets!  I’m looking forward to chowing down on leftovers for lunch after my run this morning.


The veg pledge will most likely be busted again tonight.  We’re meeting that same group for more gumbo at a LSU v Bama viewing party.  Hmmm, gumbo… I bet you can guess which side our friends support.

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16 Responses to Busted!

  1. Jessie says:

    I too would be excited for those leftovers. They look amazing 🙂 Have fun w/ your friends tonight!

  2. Hey, you gotta live life sometimes! ;D

  3. what is with those little chocolate bars being so hard to resist?!

  4. Being able to adapt to social situations is part of what I believe true health is. I think you did the right thing 🙂 And you can always stick the Halloween candy in the freezer so it won’t be taunting you from the bowl. It lasts longer that way too.

  5. Brittany says:

    Ohh my gosh you must give the candy away! Throwing away Reese’s IS a sin!! HAH man Halloween is the best, and the worst at the same time. I am indeed a veg, I am actually a vegan, BUTTTT if I go somewhere, and someone has prepared something with an egg, or with milk in the ingredients I will not go out of my way to offend them. I will kindly eat it. Sometimes you just have to break away from your “set ways” in order to roll with the punches! Eat that gumbo and enjoy it!

  6. Gumbo is awesome!!! I think being flexible is more important than strict rules but it’s whatever works for each person.

    And candy, don’t throw it away! Donate to all the candy addicts of the world.

  7. Social situations and a healthy diet is never a good mix. You just gotta roll with it!

  8. mmm candy! I’ve definitely been digging into it more often too! I have a goal with myself to eat one plaeo meal a day… I didn’t make it today.. whoops! oh well there is always tomorrow!

  9. Well, the gumbo certainly looks really good! I agree with you–sometimes you just gotta roll with it. That’s life. I actually really like your attitude about it . . . . it’s refreshing and stress-free. 🙂

  10. I agree- it is a sin to throw out chocolate and sometimes you do have to roll with it!

  11. I’m vegetarian, but I am often quiet about it at events. I don’t want people to feel badly if there is not food there that I will eat. I just won’t eat it.

    It’s different though because I haven’t eaten meat in ~ 3 years, and would probably gag and throw up if I tried to. Obviously not something I would want to do in front of anyone, so the polite, eat it anyway move isn’t really an option for me!

  12. See if you can find a place to donate the candy. There is an organization that collects it for troops, I believe!

    I am not super loud and proud, but I’m open and honest. I think there is a difference between just letting people know how you eat and being overly opinionated and vocalt. Since I don’t judge others for eating meat, I usually don’t offend anyone. 🙂

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