Frankly I do not want to write this post because I am disappointed. I am not disappointed in the diet, but in myself. I caved in today. Today was a rough day, basically. I was tired and did not feel like making meals so I phoned it in. I ate a Nogii Paleo Bar Nuts Over Berries for breakfast, a handful of almonds and a swig of chocolate Almond Milk.
That’s NOT the worst part!
I did okay for lunch because I had my chicken and veggie slow-cooker meal to warm up, but I went to Starbucks :( I ordered a grande skinny, soy caramel macchiato… it gets worse.
After class, I went to Nori Thai for dinner with two of my friends. Cue the “dum dum dum”. My willpower was at a low point already since I was disappointed in myself from earlier and when the server came to our table, I caved, again. I ordered my go-to “Japanese Bakery Roll” which is a tempura-covered salmon and cream cheese sushi roll. Oh, and I drank a glass of white wine.
When the meal was finished, I looked at the plate and thought “Well, was it worth it?” And, for once, my answer was NO! It was not worth a few moments of deliciousness to feel bloated, gassy (ew! I know, tmi!), and defeated.
Tomorrow is a NEW day, though, and I know now that it is NOT worth giving into a moment of weakness that I could have easily controlled if I wanted to… I just didn’t. The hardest part of this challenge will be mental. My mind and body need to be strengthened and I cannot allow one to give up or both suffer. From this point forward, my perspective is changed and I am no longer doing this to see the number drop on the scale. I want to feel healthy and be comfortable in my own skin! I do not want food to control my life… I want to control what I eat!
Have you ever stumbled during a diet?
What is your weakness and how did you overcome it?