Saturday, November 17, 2012
It could have been a bad week - a lot happened, and it could have (and almost did) de-rail things for me. I had some not so great moments (I drank a soda for the first time in almost three weeks, and I ate some fried food which I've been trying to avoid, I missed some days at the gym.) However, there were so many more successes.
1. I did drink that soda. But, I didn't finish it. It was the first soda I had in three weeks (which is much better compared to the six or more I was drinking a day) and it was still a diet and caffeine free soda.
2. I did eat cheese curds. I let myself get too hungry. However, I ate them after walking the zoo with the boys, I got a small, and I shared it with everyone, so I'm guessing I had about half a serving. Again, much better to compared to the daily doses of fried food I was getting.
3. I missed some days at the gym. This did bum me out because I can't lift at home, so no gym = no lifting. One day I just plain didn't feel good - but later that night I did get up and do a ten minute coach Nicole video. The second day I missed at the gym we did go to the zoo and walked it for the zoo lights. Another win was that when I left, I was not tired. Walking the zoo used to exhaust me - looking for the car in the huge parking lot was torture, because I just needed to sit down. I was good.
Some more wins?
Went to the gym today. On a Saturday! Then we came home and played with the boys outside and took the dogs for a walk. More exercise.
Stayed within my calories all week long.
Even with my little "detours" I still stayed on route. That's the most important. This is my third time trying this whole weight loss get healthy deal, and before it was one thing goes wrong, and I might as well just give up and give in.
I'm learning more and more that it's not about being perfect at all. There's no way I won't ever be able to eat a piece of cake, a piece of fried chicken, a piece of candy ever again. What it is about is doing better than what you were doing. That piece of cake doesn't need to be the whole cake, that piece of fried chicken doesn't need to be four pieces, tht piece of candy doesn't need to be the whole bag. I don't have to beat myself up about having ONE slip up, because overall, I'm doing so much better than I ever was doing.
So while the week was a little stressful, overall, I'm so proud of myself. I thought the best thing about getting healthy would be having other people notice the weight loss and complimenting me - and while that IS awesome, it's so much more to know that I don't need them to do that in order to feel damn good about myself.