I’m Okay With That


I feel like I’ve been off my blogging groove since there were a million and one things going on last week. Senior scavenger hunt, prom, after prom, graduation, and graduation parties…Phew! I seriously cannot believe that all happened within a week. I haven’t cried yet, but I have to admit that I’m getting pretty sad that everything is over.

Once I start shopping for dorm bedding…that’s when it gets real.

Well this weekend has been all about celebration, which meant a heck of a lot of food! When I think about my mentality towards food and fitness, I’ve made enormous progress between last year and this year, and definitely between two years ago and this year. If I was surrounded by all this food in the midst of my eating disorder, I probably would have locked myself in my room. Maybe not actually, but I would have gone insane trying to avoid it all.

This weekend, I was so happy to think, “I’m okay with that” for so many things {some food- and fitness-related, some weird-Alison-related}.


Partying this Monday morning with the lovely Katie!


I woke up near noon, and I’m {more than} okay with that. I added more sunflower seed butter on top of my overnight oats, even though there was some on the bottom already. I mean, why not? My moves: a brisk, peaceful four mile walk with mom at the park. Nothing intense, and I’m okay with that.


I still can’t do a dead hang pull up, but I’m okay with that. ‘Cause that’s flippin’ difficult.

But I can do toes to bar now!


I ate delicious fried hors d’oeuvres at Lauren’s graduation party, and I’m okay with that. (There were fried broccoli and cheese bites, whaaaaat??)


I filled my plate with a LOT of food, and I finished nearly everything. I’m okay with that. Maybe not at that moment though, since I immediately started dancing afterwards…bleh.

I busted some moves and grooves in the middle of the dance floor, and I’m {obviously} okay with that. Not sure if others were though. 😉


I woke up late again and ate a normal-sized breakfast, even though I knew I had a big graduation luncheon coming up at 1 PM. I’m okay with that because I need nut butter in my life.


I embraced the rich, amazing food at Je’lyn’s lovely graduation party at Morton’s Steakhouse.

I was really okay with the huge, cheesy crouton on this Caesar salad. You would be okay with it too, trust me.


Also okay with that fresh parm. Mmm.

I used a good amount of the mustard mayo that came on the side with these crab cakes, and I’m okay with that. It’s not pictured here, but there was a small gravy boat of the mayo that came later!


I devoured most of this key lime pie {crust was the best part of course}, and I’m okay with that.


Then I hopped on over to Kristi’s graduation party (’tis the season for grad parties)!

I was super full when I got there, but after a couple hours, I ate some chips and a piece of cake. Sugar high? YUP. But I was okay with that. That cake was stellar.

My only moves the whole day was jumping on Kristi’s trampoline, and I’m okay with that. I had a blast!

Even though I ate a lot of crap that day, I knew I never really had a proper dinner, so I ate a midnight snack of veggies, chicken, and an isolated spoonful of almond butter. I’m okay with that.


I was somehow hungry for breakfast. Hey, I ♥ breakfast, I’m cool with that!


cookie dough cereal from Fitnessista

I had a nectarine with my cookie dough cereal, just because it was ripe and I wanted it. Summer in a juicy fruit? Heck yeah, I’m okay with that.


I went to Mass by myself since my parents and bro went Saturday night while I was party-hopping. Just thought I’d chuck that in there since it was an important part of my day.

Moves: Lori and Michelle’s 18 min. plank workout done in my room. It never seems to get easier, but I’m okay with that because it gives me something to work on.

In the afternoon we went to hang out with Victoria, her friend Eric, and her family in the city!


Didn’t get a picture with Victoria and/or her family. Whoops.

We had an early dinner at Peking Roast Duck, which was okay with me because I had a wonky, light lunch.

I tried a little bit of everything, and it was all fantastic. Especially the duck.


I had so much meat during that meal, but I’m okay with that. Putting my carnivore teeth to good use.

I had about ⅔ of my order of Moo Shu Chicken. ‘TWAS THE BOMB.


Victoria’s dad had the awesome idea to order everything sans salt, and everything ended up tasting perfect! My fellow Asians tend to use a heavy hand with the salt.

I ate dried figs with Greek yogurt at 11 PM, because I love that stuff, and I’m okay with that.

So yes, I was definitely more than okay with this weekend. Not all my food choices were healthy, but that’s life. Sometimes ya just have to say, “Guatever.” 🙂

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

So tell me:

What is something you’re okay with now, but were not okay with in the past?

What has your exercise looked like recently? 


24 thoughts on “I’m Okay With That

  1. “Because I need nut butter in my life” is my new favourite line. I’m going to keep that one in my back pocket & use it as an excuse for everything.

    I’m okay with ‘not knowing all the answers’ right now. About a lot of things. I prefer to be surprised. I know that sounds cryptic, but I mean with life in general. As in, how long I’ll live in the Rockies for, who my next love interest will be, etc. I wish Arman would be my love interest. (No I don’t. Ew.)

  2. I’m so happy you’re okay with all of these things because it’s what makes you AWESOME. Life is meant to be lived and experienced and not striving for some insane level of perfection that doesn’t bring you as much happiness as you think it will as you get closer to that unrealistic goal. That might have made no sense but I think you catch my drift. Keep calm and eat the damn brownie. I suspect that’s what the Brits meant to say by “carry on” 😉

  3. I absolutely love reading this post. I admire your approach towards food and every other aspects in life. Keep inspiring all your readers with that optimistic and bright attitude of yours! 🙂 Your normal sized breakfast looks delicious! I agree with the ordering of dishes sans salt- in a way it elevates the taste because the salt doesn’t overpower everything else on the plate! I used to be really rigid with my workout schedule and diet, now I just go with the flow and do more of what makes me happy! Exercise lately has been a lot of long walks and the weekly swimming and badminton session with the family/friends.

  4. all these eats look so good! especially that key lime pie – one of my favorite foods right there. glad to hear you’re just soaking up & enjoying this time post-graduation!

  5. I loved this post! It reminded me that hey “it’s ok”….to eat lots of carbs one day, and not work out all weekend because my body is healing, and i don’t have to imitate all those clean eating (fanatics) people and have meals of chicken and veggies. And it’s ok to have dessert every night!
    I have some ways to go still but looking at you I’m inspired and motivated more than ever👍😘 happy Monday Alison!
    Ps the moo shu chicken looks so yummy!

  6. Sounds like you had awesome weekend filled with delicious food! I have been to so many grad parties in the last few weeks it’s getting a little ridiculous, but I still love it.

  7. Chocolate at 9 AM. I went through a phase where I wasn’t okay with that, and that definitely wasn’t okay. Now I’m more than happy to indulge if the craving strikes, and I’m okay with that 😉

    But girllllll… it’s so great to see you living it up and enjoying all the wonderful things that life has to offer without being held back by the fear and restriction of any kind of disordered eating. Life’s too short… and food too good 😉

  8. I finished the 10km race this weekend and I’m okay with that. 🙂 Three years ago, I hated gymnastics, never run and could not even think that I would run in the second largest Russian marathon. Yes, life is a wonderful thing 😉

  9. Love all of this freedom. And really – what’s the big deal about eating a little out of the normal for a day (or two)? Everything looks absolutely delish! Except the duck… meh.

  10. So much good food! It’s great that you can enjoy it, and all the fun that goes along with it. I used to really struggle with trusting my body, but these days if it tells me i need rest, or a second breakfast, i’m more than happy to listen. It knows what’s up.

  11. I love this post, Alison. And it’s okay to live life!
    My grandparents are here visiting and I haven’t been eating the healthiest either. They come visit once a year. They live in Canada. I want to spend time with them and not have to make too much of a hassle when they’re here since they are more traditional with their food choices.
    Live life because life is short. =)

  12. I honestly remember first reading your blog which was VERY early on and can wholeheartedly admit that you, are a shining example of true progress- I am SO STOKED reading this post. I still remember one post you wrote how you felt anxious or got angry at your dad over something so minor- and look at you now.

    This is refreshing. You are refreshing.

  13. Not having a plan. I’ve always had a plan in my life – but that plan didn’t extend beyond graduating college. My time has always been structured and I’ve always had a schedule to stick to. Now I’m just sort of hanging out while I look for a job, and I’m surprisingly ok with that. It’s given me a chance to really reflect on where I’m at and where I think I want to go (although it can get a teeeny bit boring). 🙂
    It’s great to see you enjoying every second of this experience! Graduating high school is such a milestone, and you absolutely deserve to celebrate!

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