I receive a lot of emails asking my advice on losing weight and I always say my best advice is to have faith in your plan, take it day by day and be honest with yourself.
Honestly is a big part of weight loss. How can we change our bad habits if we don’t even admit we have them?
So here’s my brutally honest moment. Last night we went to Wendy’s for dinner. I was in a rush and had a bazillion things to do so it was a quick way out. I planned to be “good”. Ordering a grilled chicken sandwich with a baked potato and a diet lemonade. Well after leaving the drive thru we realized they put an extra bacon cheeseburger and 5 piece nugget in the bag. It was too late to go back so we just kept them (I know, I know not the honest thing to do). So after eating my nice on plan meal I proceeded to eat the bacon cheeseburger. Why? Because it was there, I knew it would taste good and I haven’t had a bacon cheeseburger in forever. Honestly, that was exactly what went through my head. I only ate about half (ok we are being honest more like two thirds) but still, it wasn’t necessary. I wasn’t hungry after the grilled chicken sandwich. To top it off I also had 2 of the toddlers nuggets.
I’m not particularly upset with myself for this momentary lapse. I ate it, I faced it and I’m moving on. This morning I’ve already had a great breakfast with the toddler. We shared a mango, banana, and whole wheat English muffin.
I think one of the reasons I’ve been having moments like last night is because I’m underestimating how much more I need to eat to account for my new workouts. I’m been weight training every other day and I didn’t really adjust my points. Maybe I’m letting myself get too hungry? So Today I’m planning a little bit more healthy options for myself hoping it will curve the snack attacks I’ve been having.
I’ll report back tonight with my daily journal