Friday, April 27, 2012
OK, you're driving down the road with the wind in your hair (visualize nice day and a convertible) and all of a sudden you see a detour sign. Uh oh, this isn't good. Now what will happen? How much extra time will this tack onto my drive? Hey, I have someplace to BE!
This is pretty much what happens when you hit a detour on a road that is unfamiliar to you. This detour is a BIG ISSUE. BIG!
But, if you know the area and you've driven this detour before it's nothing more than in inconvenience. Maybe no fun but you know what to do, how much extra time it will take you to get back to your planned path. It's annoying but no big deal.
That's what this past week was for me. A detour in familiar country. This week a lot of different things didn't happen as I was hoping they would with the result that the scale went the wrong direction. But, because I've been doing this for a while, I've done this before so I'm not freaked out. Not happy but not freaked. And when I look back over the week, I knew I was being detoured as the week unfolded. I counted this morning and I ate away from home 8 times! That's tough to manage. And although my focus this past week was on portion control I made some slips.
The cool thing is I know this detour and I know how to get back on track. It's a new week for me....this week, to continue on my current healthy living path, I plan on measuring my foods about 50% of the time. I haven't done that in over a year and I think I'm playing fast and loose with my portion sizes.
I'll let you know how I do...but this past week, oops. The scale went UP.