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Monday = commit to the week!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hey friends, this blog might get rambly so I apologize in advance. Why is it every time I commit to being good I "fail" so easily? I'm trying really hard not to look at it like that. But I wanted a streak where I didn't go over. Well that didn't happen. I don't know if I was feeling lazy because it was the weekend or what, but it is what it is. I'm afraid to step on the scale tonight because I really wanted it to start moving again and I'm afraid I'll still be in maintenance, or worse. But NO! I will not let myself think like that. I am STILL 10lbs down from my original weight from last May. That's pretty good!

I think I've had the winter blues lately just being cold all the time (which I hate) and tired. Friday, as most of you know was my day off and I had my hair appt, for 11am. I didn't set an alarm bc I thought no way will I need it, when I usually get up at 6, 8:30 is sleeping in very late for me, and I hadn't been too sleep deprived the week before. Well, I was in an out of sleep since my bf left in the morning and I thought, oh it's probably around 8:30, 9, as long as its not 10. It was 10:15!! I don't remember the last time I slept so late (and no its not TOM). I barely had time to grab breakfast before heading to the salon. But I opted for something quick and easy to eat that was high in (healthy) calories because I always wake up starving and I knew I'd be sitting in the salon for a while. I settled on trail mix and it worked!

Anywho, Friday night, as I mentioned last blog, my bf wanted to go out to dinner and I promised myself I would eat my salad first, stop eating when I'm full, and no dessert. Well, again, that didn't happen. First of all, we went to one of our favorite places, this wine and cheese place where we usually just split a meat & cheese board. I did order a salad, but the waiter brought it out AFTER he brought out the board, so I was annoyed at that and it didn't make sense to me. Then I overate past the full point. :( But, I had no wine nor dessert, and considering I had had less than 600 calories prior to dinner, I don't think I went over THAT much. Friday was also my rest day.

Saturday and Sunday I got some exercise in but I was lazy about tracking so I have no idea how I actually did. I don't like that feeling but I also feel it is important for me to learn how to stay in range without tracking, which I tried to do. I think I succeeded with this on Saturday, I made sure I got all freggies in and I made a healthy dinner (turkey breast topped with cranberry compote and a side of sauteed swiss chard). Sunday, was another story. I organized a Meetup (which was a monthly new years goal of mine) and they wanted to go out for frozen yogurt, which I caved in. The rest of the day was a struggle not to give in to my mentality of I already caved, the day is a waste I might as well eat what I want. Baby steps to breaking these mentalities.

So today, as I do my Monday re-commitment, I'm asking myself how many times I'll be re-committing. Or whether it's reasonable to do okay 70-80% of time which is what this last week was; good on weekdays, slacking on weekends.

Regardless, not to sound like a broken record, but each day IS a new day. The more days I'm on track, the better, that's all I can do.

Let's a have a great week everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHEMCHIC2006 2/26/2013 8:18AM

    I feel ya.. I'm the same way- good all week, then I overeat on the weekend. But Monday is a new week, and a new day to be strong! Good luck this week!

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EMMYLOU010409 2/25/2013 3:58PM

    Keep at it! You've got it!

Also, did you just say "freggies" for "fruits and veggies"? Because that's awesome.

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SHMARA 2/25/2013 3:30PM

    You are doing great! It's good to be on track, it's good to have balance, but it's also good to let go and enjoy some things you normally don't. I also feel that if I deprive myself of everything it only backfires, then turn to guilt. No fun at all! So lately I have been listening to my body and not only my mind. And sometimes it says it wants chocolate. But most of the time it doesn't.
Let's have a great week! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 2/25/2013 1:14PM

    Hey, eating right 80% of the time is a great goal! I certainly think that is the way to go. We need splurges for our own sanity!


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