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Take it one choice at a time, be honest and have faith in you plan.
That was the way I used to sign almost every email I responded to. It was my canned weight loss advice and yesterday I needed to listen to myself.
I had a great day but overall I picked a little too much, finishing the toddler’s ice cream here, snacking at the movies there. So when it came to the end of the day I didn’t really want to face my food journal. I just figured I used all if not more of my weekly points and I was about to “throw away” the week.
Taking my own advice I decided to be honest with myself and face it. Guess what? It wasn’t as bad as I thought. Yeah I, snacked and made some overall unhealthy choices but the day was far from the disaster I thought it was.
- Taking it one choice at a time
- Last night I made the choice to enjoy some treats. This morning is a new choice and I chose a banana on the way to step class and I’m about to choose to make a healthy snack.
- Being honest with myself
- I jotted down every little bit and faced everything that I put in my mouth. Nothing was an unconscious munch.
- Having faith in my plan
- I choose Weight Watchers Flex and I trust in the point system to help me. It’s taught me a lot about balance and today I will even out my week by accounting for yesterdays indulgences. That’s the beauty of this lifestyle.
Ahhhh I feel better now. I’ll be back with my last day in this food journal week later tonight.
|Day 6 in Week||Target||21|
|Slice of VitaCake||-1||20|
|Mini Egg Muffins with peppers, onion & Zucchini (instead of spinach)||-3||17|
|Activity: Boot camp crazy Strength traning session||+3||20|
|Banana and 1/2 od the toddlers||-3||17|
|Chick-fil-a grilled sandwich 1/2 of a small fry and 1/2 of a fruit cup (the toddler and I share so I can get my fry fix!) and a diet lemonade||-7||10|
|1/2 of the toddlers kid sized chocolate ice cream (totally didn’t need to eat it but the toddler said he was finished and I was staring at a small cup of chocolate Hagen Daaz – What would YOU do?) ;~)||-4||6|
|Southwestern turkey burger on a whole grain english muffin with baby spinach baked beans and 2 (of the most amazing) corn on the cobs (and a nibble of the toddlers burger)||-10||-4|
|1/2 of a granola bar – another case of the toddler didn’t finish||-1||-5|
|Confession time – Small movie popcorn and Whoppers, I don’t even like whoppers that much. WHAT was I thinking?||-7||-12|
|Weekly Points Used: 12 • Remaining: 2 • Overall: Too much “Junk”|
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