I met every one of my challenge goals this week:
- No bread or white flour/grains.
- No junk food.
- A continued effort to to drink more water or water-equivalent beverages.
I’d like to say “yippee, yahoo, hooray” and do a little (calorie burning) happy dance, but I have to be honest and say that while I met those goals, I could have done better. I fell back into my habit of snacking in the evenings when I wasn’t hungry. I’m not beating myself up over it but, as I said, I would like to do better. And I know I can. I also recognize that my behavior this week might fall into the category of what I have in the past referred to as: cheating without really cheating. So this week I am going to work on the evening snacking, unofficially, along with my other goals.
Week three brings some major stumbling blocks so a temporary revision to my goals is in order.
We have a family wedding reception Saturday night. I suspect the evening will bring many hours of appetizers and no real meal. My goal for that night is just to eat reasonably. Not go overboard. Not end up feeling stuffed. I’m going to have a healthy mini-dinner before I go so I don’t arrive hungry. And we will have family in town from sometime Friday until sometime Sunday. So my goals for that are to stay on plan as much as possible, making the healthiest choices given what food is around me. Unfortunately, I will probably not be able to keep up with my exercise routine while I am hosting:(
Other goals: I will not pre-cheat or post-cheat! I am going to stay on track 100% of the time that I am not involved with social eating. And I am not going to let that social eating send me over the edge with a major derailment. This will be good practice for the coming holidays. Week two was better than week one. Week three will be even better:)
How was your week? Any thing coming up in your life that might make it hard to stay on track?