Sunday, September 21, 2008
I started this 30 day challenge last Saturday and did well given the weekend fell on my first and second day of a new challenge. This weekend, I ended up having a few more calories than my recommended values on Friday (as I planned it to be a cheat night), but yesterday, with company over - ended up having a few more drinks and ended up not logging my calories given I knew they'd be 'way over' my limits and just enjoyed the evening.
Today - I feel somewhat guilty about it - but not going to beat myself up. I did enjoy the evening visiting with friends but today is a new day and I move forward with my challenge and back to tracking my nutrition.
My plans for next weekend are to keep a handle on things a bit better. By that I mean, it's okay to allow myself a treat, a drink or two, but I just don't have to let it snowball into too much. It's all about portion, control and balance - in every respect and I'm learning that. The fact that I recognize it and I plan on making today a super 'clean' day with calories and activities will balance out the past 2 days of going over my limits. I don't want all this week's hard work to be for nothing! After all I DID lose 4.5lbs... and I do realize that these first pounds are the ones I've lost probably 50 times over. This time... I want it to be diferent though and rather than gaining it back ... this time I want to log in next Friday's weight and see more pounds go off - rather than back on. I want to reach that "FIRST" goal of mine to hit below the 170lbs mark and I CAN DO THIS!!
It starts back today!