Monday, December 03, 2012
I had a great holiday weekend in the U.A.E., celebrating their 41st National Day. I did not do great with my food choices but I also could have done worse. I spent 3 days in a hotel which makes it harder to eat better. I had a great time hanging out with friends, going to restaurants, and having a few drinks. I would normally beat myself up over this and then normally fall off the wagon and stay there, not this time. I made my choices, both healthy and unhealthy ones but the weekend is now over and I'm back on track.
I did bring granola bars with me and took apples from the front desk so my breakfasts were healthy. At some restaurants I ordered more healthy options when possible even though everyone around were ordering hamburgers, chili fries, fish & chips, etc... I did not order any desserts. I limited my alcohol and stuck to light beer, I tried to drink my water although did not drink enough. I am up on the scales but I am hopeful it will go back down quickly once I get back on track.
I need to stay positive with the fact that I will have bad days/weekends and even if I do it's not the end of the world. I will be going back to Newfoundland, Canada for the Christmas break and I know I will not be eating 100% healthy while there, but that doesn't mean I need to eat 100% badly or give up healthy eating completely. I am trying, and will continue.