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Celebrating 50 (Again) Without The Scale

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This beauty was waiting for me in our hotel room. I guess turning 50 isn’t that bad! And yes, I shared this with my sneaky husband.

I’m writing this as I soak in a huge marble tub at a luxurious 5-star hotel.

Now this is how you celebrate turning 50. Not the messed up way I did on my actual birthday.

Of course I made peace with hitting the half-century mark. And it was at this point where my husband pounced – a long weekend getaway.

His plan: fun, guilt-free days away from chores, pets, the gym and (most importantly) the scale.

This was about celebrating my 50th by rejuvenating my soul with some pampering tossed in to the mix.

No scale! It was scary but it was exactly what I needed. So I agreed to letting any guilt go. Of course I was challenged as soon as we checked in. Awaiting me in our room – a birthday cupcake with cream and a fancy piece of dark chocolate (my fave) on top.

Yep…freakin’ fancy dark chocolate.

It seemed like a lifetime to decided if I was going to indulge or not. In reality it was more like 5 seconds. Yes, I quickly debated what to do. Then I looked up from the cupcake, saw my reflection in a mirror and noticed the huge smile on my face.

No guilt!

I didn’t eat the whole thing. Just a few bites. I indulged but stayed in control. After all guilt-free doesn’t mean I toss LCHF/Keto out the window. And it’s not like I do this everyday.

So we’re having a blast. No cooking, working out, cleaning, running errands or any cares for a few days.

Oh, and yes, our little excursion means I’m skipping my weekly weigh in this time around.  And after an awesome massage (the ultimate pampering), any guilt over that melted away.

It’s glorious.

Sometimes you gotta’ live a little.

 

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4 thoughts on “Celebrating 50 (Again) Without The Scale

  1. With all that you’ve been through, and as diligently as you have stuck with this, YOU DESERVE THIS! Have a wonderful time!

  2. Catherine Leal on said:

    Admire you bunches. Have type 2 diabetes and your website and recipes have helped me so much. Lost forty pounds and feel great and no longer need meds. Glad you had a much earned holiday. Thanks again for making it easy to live healthy.

    • Thank you. I’m glad the videos and blog can help you out, but remember, you are doing all the heavy lifting. Awesome on the 40 lbs. loss but way more happy about the loss of your meds. That is amazing! Your saving your life and your pocket book.

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