Give me a chance to explain why I break the rules. We were together as a family playing mini golf and on the menu was greasy, sweet and yummy pizza. Don't get me wrong, I love pizza. I just can't have it all the time. My choices that night were pizza or the celery I had in the car. I asked my husband for the keys to get my celery. He said, "did you see the sign? The sign clearly stated in large bold letters, NO OUTSIDE FOOD. I said to him, I need my celery, and if they ask I will tell them why I am eating celery and drinking water tonight. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a food snob, but when my kids sit down to eat, I want to eat too. I'm just trying to find balance in what I eat.
The facts are, I use celery, exercise and watching what I eat to help keep my high blood pressure in check. Simple as that. If I stop any of these things, my blood pressure goes up, jeopardizing my health.
Coming up with guidelines for myself has helped me find balance. Cheers to balance.