Thursday, August 25, 2011
Okay 2 days in and I'm doing okay. I got in a great workout :shoulders and arms and a 20 min good paced walk. Still no abs this week. Yikes I'm slacking. I have a cold and with being gone until noon each day for my children's soccer camp I am pretty tired by the evening time. Well, I should add that I have been getting up at 5:15 to get in my workout and get us all ready before leaving after breakfast. i am the type of person I CANNOT leave my home untidily. Oh it drives me insane if I have to! IF I HAVE TO I WILL FORGO DOING MY HAIR AND PUTTING ON A LITTLE MAKEUP CAUSE I WANT MY HOME NEAT! ha. I'm neurotic like that.
So I have to stop rambling, but my workout was good yesterday.
Now for nutrition. I was tempted again with some ice cream, but I had my husband take the chocolate chip reese's chip cookies to work that I made. I DID NOT GIVE IN TO THE ICE CREAM, I REPEAT, I DID NOT GIVE IN TO THE ICE CREAM! YAY! Calories were good and my macro ratio was decent. I was closer to a 40/40/20 although I am shooting for a 50/30/20 these days. Right now, it's about avoiding cravings and doing what I have to do to stay in check. I actually bought a 12 pack of coke zero ( my old little pleasure) to down if I got a sweet craving and some sugar free syrup for some protein pancakes as a little delight as well. I have cut out dairy, breads and artificial sweeteners about 3 months ago which has a big difference. Right now, I just need some of those little things to help me get back on a focused path. No big deal, because I know in a good week or so I will have my head totally screwed on straight. We still have a few things coming which are going to be food obstacles for me, but I haven't quite figured out a strategy to avoid a binge. I usually will not have anything, but of the past few weeks I will have some and then it turned into a binge later. so I want to avoid the all or nothing and the extreme mentality. Tomorrow night we are having friends over and i"m surprising my girlfriend with an amazing chocolate oreo cake (well it's pretty amazing if you are a cake lover) I created for her birthday. Sunday we are also going to friend's house where this guy makes really good meatballs. They are the type that have no clue to healthy eating. So, I will just make great portion control choices that day. In regards to the cake on Friday? I think I may just have a sliver (hairline here people) to keep me feeling deprived and avoiding a binge. The following wkd, my bro and sis in law are coming up and they are big partyers like food partyers. So, that will be a challenge, but I think at that point since it's still in my home I feel more in control.
So, I think the key is having a plan and reminding myself of my goals. #1. Making good healthy choices with a healthy mindset #2. Not allowing food to be in control, but my mind in control. #3. Losing those few pounds I gained over the past month. I was so close to my 10 lb. loss too. #4. Wanting to look good for our family photos. So, it's a plan, but if you have any other suggestions please feel free to share! Oh and did I mention my husband told my kids today that he is going to have a pizza party for them for doing great in soccer camp? GEESH!
He is a rewarder with food although I try to veer away from that. So the obstacles continue, but I WILL PREVAIL!