I’m actually writing this portion of the Wednesday Weigh in post on Tuesday because I have some thoughts swimming in my head and I know I’ll lose them tomorrow morning when try I to post really quick before the gym.
Normally I’m an “on the fly” blogger so this feels weird.
Anyway, I’ve been struggling a little. I’m getting caught up in that daily cycle of starting each day off awesomely and then just having it all fall apart by bed time.
I’ll use yesterday as an example.
I made my new smoothie for a quick breakfast after the gym, then pulled together a HUGE cabbage taco salad using leftover taco meat and a half a head of cabbage. It was amazing! As a snack I whipped up a fun daily yogurt using my newest obsession.
Dinner was fish sticks, snow peas, and an experimental quinoa dish that I may end up sharing on GreenLiteBites if I can remember how I made it — I know, weird combo, but fish sticks are a family favorite and quinoa is always hit or miss so it’s my compromise.
Anyway, great day overall and I felt fantastic!
I also felt a little hungry, so I had some Laughing Cow, cucumber and dried cranberries — a favorite of mine.
Then Ryan wanted ice cream, so I had some too. Then The Husband came home from tennis and had Doritos and so did I. Then we had chocolate from the 2-year-old’s day-care fund-raiser. Then I finally said, “UGH, I’m GOING TO BED.” Something I should have 2 done hours earlier.
This has been my pattern every day for the last week.
I’m not beating myself up about it, just honestly expressing the state I’m currently in.
After 8 years of maintaining I can honestly tell you this isn’t the first and it won’t be the last time this type of old habit resurfaces.
I think one of the reasons I’ve been able to maintain for as long as I have is my ability to recognize the pattern and change my approach without letting any type of guilty feelings send me into a tailspin.
OK, just wanted to get that out before I saw the number tomorrow morning. I’m expecting a slight gain with my nighttime eating. Especially the chocolate. Ohh there’s been a LOT of chocolate.
Part of me doesn’t want to even bother getting on the scale tomorrow but I want to be accountable. It is what it is. There’s no walking away. I’m in this for the long haul.
Well good morning everyone! I hopped on the scale and it showed me exactly what I expected.
I’m pretty numb to it, to be honest. I still feel amazing! CrossFit kicks my butt every morning during the week and I love it. I feel like I’m getting stronger every day. I haven’t been able to get back to my hot yoga class, just too busy, but as soon as my schedule opens up a bit I’ll be sneak a session in.
In the food department I making good decisions overall. Frankly my issue is more with bed time than anything else. I’m like a child who doesn’t want to be told they need their sleep.
My plan for this week is to put ZERO pressure on myself because I think that’s what triggers the daily cycle. I’m not even going to keep a food journal. My goal is to trust my instincts and go to bed early even if it means missing Nashville with The Husband tonight. (Totally our guilty pleasure. That Juliette is a hot mess! lol)
I hope you had a great week. Looking forward to your updates and sorry for the novel!