I am learning to be ok with less than perfect days.
Being super motivated lately I have been doing really well with my plan. As far as eating balanced and portioned meals and starting to limit my grains a little more.
I think the main problem for most of us to avoid grains in the evenings is not so much that we crave them or need them. It is really just the matter of it being part of the meal we prepare for the family. Sometimes it is easy to leave off of the plate when it is cooked separately but sometimes it is just a part of it and we end up having some of it.
To solve this problem for myself lately I just try to make sure I don't get a whole serving of it on my plate at least. The good thing is my dinners are early and whatever the grain is is usually a whole grain. So I will be happy with small improvements in this for now.
In my own "plan" I aim to keep it at around 2-3 servings of grains total a day for most days aiming to limit to one or no servings at least once or twice a week. I just know this is something that is realistic for me.
Even during my 21days straight of being on track in december out of those 21 days I only had about 13 days total that where actually "low" grain 4 exactly that where no grain and never in a row.
Since the year started I am following most of the details in my 21 plan but in an effort to be more balanced and do this in a way that I feel like I can live with my goal every month is to get 21 "good" days total a month even if it is not straight.
This allows me to get my "treat" or "high calorie" meal/day (being honest) I know a meal is better and more productive for real progress but I do tend to make it a day sometimes.... No guilt I just go with what feels right. The good thing is I don't binge or dig into complete junk food eating. I just don't limit my grains and may end up eating a meal out and or a drink with hubby.
I have been "back on track" since last Monday and had only had one "bad" day on Sunday. Yesterday I had a great day. DAY not NIGHT though....
Started out good. It was not much of an extended fast. About 13 hrs. Did yoga then had my green juice before heading to the library with Santiago for story time. Came home had a big spinach salad with half an avocado cauliflower onions tomato and a serving of a sprouted bean trio also some leftover split pea soup. Then a frozen banana with crunchy almond butter and half a serving of dark chocolate (one sweetened with agave). Dinner was a turkey meatball veggie soup. So really good up to that point : )! Was satisfied didn't need anything else.
Hubby and I had an anointment to go to after dinner. Tax stuff... But since we actually got to leave the house without the boys because my sister was home hubby decided to stop and have a drink with me at a new place he had been wanting to try. (buffalo wild wings) Had two drinks and like 3-4 wings. And that was at 9. Not very good.... :(
But it was one of those moments that is very rare for us and I was not going to say no. It is life and these are things that I want to be able to fit into "my plan"
I think it ended up just balancing out because I am still at 121. Makes me think I would have been down some by today.
Oh well! Weigh in day is Saturday so I still have a little time to at least be down one more pound.
I have goals and I will reach them! Not going to stop! I got up still super sore after a rest day yesterday of no running or lifting and did my yoga first thing then got in a nice sweaty incline walk on the treadmill! Yesterday was the first actual rest day this month by the way lol! I am totally addicted to working out.... Maybe good maybe bad but I am doing my best to balance this as well! Listening to my sore muscles and not lifting again today! Going to do some art projects with my little guy today instead.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my rambling! Hope all my spark friends are doing well and are ready to finish the week strong too!