This morning the scale read 180.0. I ate a lot of things yesterday that are generally on the 'do not eat' list. I expected this to happen.
Remember how I posted last week that yesterday was the last eating challenge on the horizon? Once again, I was wrong. This weekend is fraught with them - ladies' day at church Saturday AM, autistic cousin's birthday party Saturday PM and church picnic Sunday just to name a few.
I've taken some time to reflect, yet again, on my eating plan and how it has/has not been working for me and my work out routine. I am going to have to be more deliberate about both aspects. J-boy and I are facilitating to groups this fall which means two evenings each week we won't be home until 8:00 pm or later. That is going to severely cut in to my evening work out routines and require packing an evening meal as well as the mid-day meal and any snacks in between. It can be done; it will just require a lot of planning.
I'm going to go back to stricter parameters on eating. I know that with counting calories lots of ice cream can be eaten and it seem to be OK because it fit in the calorie count for the day. I tip-toed up to that line over and over again these past three weeks. Let's just say, my weight speaks for itself!! I'm going back to being more militant in eating, but I hope that I can balance that with letting go of perfectionism. I feel like I've gotten very good at getting over the off plan indulgences, so that I don't freak out and eat everything in sight after one. I want to keep that mindset, and I know it will be harder when more food is on the forbidden list. Right now the task at hand is weight loss. I've committed to lose 20 lbs by Christmas with Joy.
I'll continue to post my weight each day for the next couple of weeks, and see if that helps too. In the meantime, I'm going to practice smiling and saying, "No, thank you." So, I'll be ready for next weekend!
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