The first thought that popped into my head as I wrote this was – “a dozen.” Then it progressed from 12 to a Baker’s Dozen. Which brought my mind to bagels. And that’s how I roll. (No pun intended.)
But getting down to business, this has been a fine week. Much like last week, actually. No big-ass binges to report:) No perfection either. I’m okay with that. But I have started feeling like I am sort of just waiting to get through the holidays to really kick my rear back into high gear.
My goals were:
- Eat more vegetables.
- No junk food or sugary treats.
- Water, water, water.
- Curtail snacking.
Veggies – Six days out of seven, but who’s counting. Okay, I sort of am… but just for you:)
Junk food and sugary treats. – Not even a nibble at the bits of brownie left in the pan after packing up a batch for a grieving family. Not even the chocolate that my husband apparently thinks he is hiding from me by keeping it on the highest pantry shelf well above my head. (But, sweetie, I sure do appreciate the effort and not having to see it at eye level each time I go in there. Thank you.) But, keeping it honest, there was that one bag of baked chips.
Water – Tea and more tea. Too cold for much water!
Snacking – So… those of you who know me well… can you guess? Well, snacking continues to keep its evil grip on me, but it is slowly loosening. Yes, I ate when I was not hungry. But remember up above when I wrote about no binges? No binges is good. And the night that my husband baked cookies for the throng of teens in our basement… I ate crackers instead. Sure, I could have eaten nothing. But with that tantalizing aroma tickling my nose, I’m thinking crackers was a snacking win.
The coming week will be very challenging for me. We have our family Christmas gathering which is an all day affair with food in abundance. (I’m bringing the only salad!) My goal is to just pay attention and not go hog wild. Not end up with that uncomfortable stuffed feeling. Then we have several days of house guests. Which means there will be lots of food in my house that is not normally in my house and lots of obstacles to exercising. Whenever possible, I’ll plan food to have around that is a healthy option. I’m thinking bowls of Clementines and grapes on the table this year instead of cookies, for example.
And this morning as I was laying awake in bed, thinking about this post, I realized that despite (what I said above about) not really kicking ass until after the holidays, I had unintentionally avoided one of my biggest past downfalls – the pre-cheat. Nope… the old Karen would have thought about all the landmines coming up and the accompanying likelihood of falling of the wagon, and she would have thrown up her hands as she threw in the towel and said, “Why not start cheating today if I’m just going to cheat this weekend.” But, not this week. This week, no pre-cheating:) No thinking about pre-cheating. Progress.
It will be a crazy week – my goal is to stay sane.