My week was very much a dieting version of Jekyll and Hyde.
The second half of the week I met my goals and ate well for every meal and snack, not overeating once. Pretty darn close to perfect:) The first half of the week… well… let’s just say that I not only didn’t come close to meeting my goals, but I ate and ate and ate and much of it was not food that could be considered even remotely healthy.
I’m not going to even try to learn something from my recent weekend bingapaloosa. I had house guests and that lead to more temptation than is usually in my face. From breakfast foods to barbecue take-out to wedding cake, the list was long. I had great plans in place for the wedding but by the time that rolled around I was deep in the grips of a major sugar/junk overload that sucked me in and spit me out at the end of the weekend, feeling bloated and remorseful. Here is what I know: when I am eating well all the time, I can handle social situations and occasional splurges. When I am struggling and not eating well all the time, I can’t handle them.
But I am back on track. Really on track. I am taking advantage of my husband being out of town to go back to basics and it is working. Just a few days and I already feel better, physically and mentally, and the momentum is building in the right direction again. Between now and my next challenge update I have one potential land mine – book club. I have no idea what will be served but am hoping for at least one healthy nibbling option in what I suspect will be a smorgasbord of temptation. I’m not going to think about it yet. Much.
As for goals, I really want to change mine again. A woman’s prerogative, as the saying goes. Bottom-line is that I want to stay on plan with my eating. That’s it. I know the specifics of what that entails, so while it sounds vague, it really isn’t. I’m going to keep my three other goals for now, but in my mind, it really is about the bigger picture of my overall eating.
- No bread or white flour/grains.
- No junk food.
- A continued effort to to drink more water or water-equivalent beverages.
- Stay on plan.
So I am writing off the first part of last week and focusing on the second half. I feel good. Optimistic. And I’m bidding a not-so-fond farewell to Mr. Hyde.