Test over Dinner
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I'm in the "middle" of my 3rd week of being ReSparked. I've had a good start, been on track and have been making some progress. I'm down about 3lbs and in general just feeling better. Of course, when your pants are not too tight all day long, that in itself makes you feel better.
I've adding some exercise and have been tracking all my food & water - and have been staying in range. Once I saw how much I was actually eating, and how quickly it adds up, it helped me to make better choices and be more motivated. It is very motivating to notice a slight shift in my weight, too. Of course, I don't want to stop this trend!
Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. And our family tradition is to go out to eat and the birthday person gets to pick the restaurant. Because of schedules, we are going tonight and tonight's choice is an older locally owned steakhouse with fantastic filets & baked potatoes. A bit of a splurge from our normal dining. This is when life happens. I don't want to change this. Things like this are going to always occur. I just have to go with it. I will track my food tonight - no matter what it is. I will not go crazy - I will only eat until I'm full (starting with that filet - it goes first!). I have been looking forward to it since he made his selection. (I'm drooling!)
The hard part will be not feeling guilty. Or feeling like I have to make up the calorie intake by starving myself before. For me, that is just punishment. I should not punish myself for having a delicious meal with my family in celebration of a dinner. That's my mental test. That's the emotional test. It's just a part of the equation for the week and this week is part of a much larger month - year - life ahead. One meal here and there won't "break" it. Only my reaction to it will.