Hello my love muffins.

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I don’t even know where to begin this post, because honestly, I am bursting with so much emotion right now.

Good emotion, which makes this the perfect time for Katie’s Marvelous In My Monday, because my weekend was so amazing, and I feel so great, that even it being Monday can’t get me down.

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Let’s just start by saying I am so happy to be living a life right now. Does that make sense? Being a slave to an eating disorder for so long, I was not living life. My eating disorder was stopping me from doing so. But I have made leaps and bounds lately and it is just simply amazing.

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Let’s take Sunday night for example.

We have been making it a bit of a routine to hang out with our new friends Brian and Jenna. They were the ones we went out with for frozen yogurt last weekend. During that trip, we talked about how we all love so many different types of food. Sushi, Thai, Mexican, Vegetarian, you name it. We loved it. So we kind of made it a challenge to go to every style together.

So this weekend, sushi was chosen. Yea, like I would ever say no to sushi. We recommended our favorite restaurant and they agreed. (yay!)

Let’s just say I have no shame when it comes to sushi.

You don’t believe me? Pictures can’t even do it justice, but let me tell you what all Matt and I ordered, just for the two of us mind you.

And you can judge all you want, I really don’t care.

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We got edamame, seaweed salad, tuna tataki, yellow tail sashimi and 5 rolls. You heard me. 5 rolls.

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And if you were wondering if we finished it all. We did. Every last bite. I kid you not. No shame. White rice doesn’t scare me, avocado doesn’t scare me. All your nonsense of calories and fat, doesn’t scare me.

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You better believe that roll was fried. It had cream cheese in it to. How dare me, eating so unhealthy, so much fat.

Get over it.

I am so over feeling guilty for enjoying myself. Enjoying my food. Enjoying life. Enjoying just living and not worrying about what is going in my mouth. I was more concerned with laughing with my new friends.

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Oh, I’m sorry. Did I forget to mention I had beer and sake too?

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Guess what we did after? Yup. Frozen yogurt. And I didn’t skimp. One thing I have learned is we all can afford to over eat one night. I don’t look at it as cheating, indulging, or any other “excuse” you want to label it. I look at it as eating. Enjoying good company. And living life.

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Oh, and when you walk into a frozen yogurt place and this is the first thing you see?

Game on.

Giant tub of peanut butter? My kind of place.

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I am so happy with new my found freedom. I’m finally happy again. Happy with life. Just living. Just being. And if I end up with a few extra pounds. So what. News flash folks, being skinny doesn’t make you happy. Yes, I want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but that does not mean I have to have all these rules, and follow them 24/7, and shame myself if I break one. I grew up on bologna, american processed cheese, hot dogs, boxed mac and cheese and who knows what else, and guess what. I’m still healthy today. And not dead yet.

Now I am not snubbing those who lead healthy diets, I’m just saying, don’t obsess over it. And don’t take the joy out of eating. If you have rules, restrictions, boundaries, good foods and bad foods, I’m just saying look deeper into what that means. And ask yourself if it’s worth it.

It may be to you, but to me, I like living on the edge and not having any rules. It’s much more fun.

Stay marvelous loves.

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Do you have rules when it comes to food?