Improvement > Perfect
Monday, October 08, 2012
Every time I think I've got things under control, I realize that I don't.
I ate fast food today. I weighed in this morning with a gain of 3 pounds from last week and I thought to myself "Eh. If I already gained weight, then it doesn't matter".
But you know what?
I feel sick. Not like oh-crap-what-have-I-done? sick, but like ugh-my-tummy-hurts sick.
I don't eat perfectly. I don't always hit my target calorie range. I don't always get the right ratios of macronutrients.
But I've improved. I can't eat like I used to. My stomach isn't big enough and the food is too greasy and rich for me to really enjoy anymore.
Last night a friend of mine brought me a soda and a candy bar. Normally, I'd be all over that. But I really wasn't. It took me the entire movie we were watching to finish the candy bar and it was three hours after that when I finished the soda.
If he hadn't been there, I probably wouldn't have eaten it at all.
That's a giant change from before when I'd eat SEVERAL candy bars and 2 liters of soda without blinking an eye.
So, while I had a bit of a fail weekend, it's an improvement. So, I'm not going to let a number on the scale derail me. I'm not always perfect, so why get upset when I'm not? I'm improving and that's what's important.
Challenge #1 - Workout (3/27 days)
Challenge #2 - Complete my daily To-Do list. (7/31 days)
Challenge #3 - Smile and make eye contact with at least 10 people every day. (7/31 days)
Challenge #4 - Run 1.5 miles two times per week. (0/8 days)
Challenge #5 - Track calories eaten. (7/30 days)
Challenge #6 - Print calorie/workout tracker for Yoda. (0/4)