Tuesday, May 25, 2010
That is my mantra. Progress, not perfection.
I went camping this weekend with family who are big time snackers!I had no idea how I would honestly react to the situations I was in. I always say that I want to fit but you know what? I really dont fit. Not anymore.
When the M&M's came out, instead of handfuls like before, I had 1 mini snack pack. When we walked to the general store for ice cream, I sat outside with the dogs, When the s'mores were made, I had a graham cracker, while the macaroni salad was passed around, I ate the fruit salad that I contributed, When the danish came out for breakfast, I ate my Luna bar.
I enjoyed myself, I ate well, I didnt feel sad that I wasn't having what they were having. Every time I made a better choice, I felt stronger. I walked my dog instead of sitting, I went up small hills instead of around them, I had a few Captain Morgan's (with diet caffeine free pepsi, thank you!) but didn't overdo it.
I kept up with my food tracking for the most part and averaged a few hundred calories more than normal, altho I beleive I burned that many, so all in all, I feel pretty happy with the changes I have made. Could I have done even better? Yes,but considering I used to probably eat and drink about 6000 calories a day, 1800 looks pretty good to me.
Like I say to myself, all the time, Progress not perfection.