Thursday, November 11, 2010
I only lost 1 pound this week, but I'm OK with that. I just have to keep at it.
Several weeks ago I bought a huge bag of candy corn. That's like my favorite Halloween candy of all time, but only Brach's. (I am actually a candy corn snob.) Anyway, I've been carrying it around in my bookbag for about a month and I sort of forgot it was even there until I found it yesterday when I was cleaning out my bag. This afternoon I was having a weak moment and was so tempted to open it, but instead I read one of Dean Anderson's motivational articles and that was it! I CAN do this.
Now I'm debating on whether to keep the bag or toss it. It's like a personal challenge to resist one of my main temptations, but I'm not sure this is a good strategy. It will probably be pretty hard and stale before long anyway. Keep or toss????
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tomorrow is weigh-in day. So far, so good. I went out to dinner with a sales rep tonight. I didn't know we were going until late in the day, so I couldn't do any advance planning. I finished tracking and went a little over my calorie range, but not too bad. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I am trying to be brutally honest about this.
Also I have been using a pedometer for about a week now. I actually walk quite a bit more than I thought I did. My parking lot is about a 10 minute walk from my office, and I often have to go to other buildings. I had to be out and about a little more than normal and logged over 9,500 steps! Cool!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Where I work there are lunches put on by students who are in a cooking class. They have to come up with the menu and it's a pretty big deal. I signed up to go on Tuesdays with one of my co-workers. I think this goes on for 5 or 6 weeks. The meals are almost always delicious, but we don't know what the menu is until we get there. Last week I didn't like it so much so I didn't have any trouble leaving some food on my plate.
Well, today's lunch was absolutely delicious. Normally I never finish everything so I don't worry that I'm going over my calorie range. But not today! Everything was so good and I even ate all the dessert. I had already tracked breakfast, but I was so afraid to track lunch and dinner. I fell into the old mindset of "why bother, you know you really blew it today. Might as well go to town." But I did track it anyway, to the best of my ability. And you know what? I didn't blow it! I have been at the bottom of my calorie range and that's what I've gotten used to. So, I ate a little less for dinner, and I just tracked my dinner and I'm well within my range for the day. So, lesson learned. Even when I'm sure that I've messed up I won't throw in the towel. You never know, maybe it's not as bad as you think!
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