Friday, March 08, 2013
I've come a long way and I've learned a lot. Still, there are hard moments like last evening. The day started off well but we received a surprise invitation to a Guatemalan friend's house for lunch after we had already eaten lunch. They had prepared tacos for us and I felt obligated to receive the gift they had prepared so generously and so I ate (and the tacos were delicious). When I got home I realized I had eaten 900 calories of extra unplanned food. In order to stay within my calorie range for the day I essentially had to skip supper (except for a little tossed salad with balsamic vinegar) and also have a smaller evening snack than usual. It was hard to stay away from eating more when my routine was so interrupted like this. It was hard to get back on track. But fortunately, I did and it paid off. This morning I weighed in found that I had lost two more pounds. I'm now down to 179, four pounds from my target weight of 175. Each hard sacrifice like this moves me closer to my goal. I'm always glad when I make the hard decision even though it's a struggle in the moment. I've really seen the benefit of consistency. I hope to apply this to other life goals as well where I'm not yet as consistent as i would like to be.