How I know that I am on the right path...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I spent the last few days with my boys on a little mini vacation. We went into the city (5 hrs away) to see Monster Jam and do some relaxing. I was really worried about my eating, because when we go away, we eat junk like crazy!! Although, I did not eat well the last few days, I am proud of myself for eating much better than I ever would have in the past. Yes, I had dessert the first night we were there, but i had salad for dinner instead of a burger which i would have chosen in the past. Yes, we went to my fave restaurant TWICE, but i had salad one time, and only ordered a smaller version on my fave dish, not the full portion. And, the biggest success of all to me was when we went to the movies and i resisted the popcorn!!! I love movie theater popcorn, but I read an article recently (not sure if it was on SP or not) about the amount of fat in movie theater popcorn. At the theater I was at, in a medium bag of popcorn, there is over 60 g of fat!!!! So I thought about that article when we were ordering and I skipped it and got a drink instead:):)
I had intended on using the fitness room at our hotel at least once, but it was under construction. So I did a few laps in the swimming pool while my son was
I by no means stayed within any of my targeted eating goals while I was away, but I consider it a victory because I thought about everything before I ate it and was always fully aware of what I was putting in my mouth. I think that's how I know that I will not fall off the band wagon again-I am in it for the long haul. I may have days where I am not eating properly, but I am aware of those days and will now being extra careful the next few days!