This is the end of week 1 : In Range + Challenge!!! After an unrealistic attempt in March and beginning of April, I am now on the good track and making some progress. I know that it is better to make changes that are going to last instead of restricting yourself... and this is almost what I am trying to do. I am eating what I like eating - an healthy diet but I am abstaining from my trigger foods because I need to find a better way to cope with my stress, like doing things I like...
I read a few books/blogs/articles on intuitive eating/ mindful eating.. however, I know that I can't just stop myself from eating when I am feeling very stressed. Also, social contexts are often excuses ... The solution that works best for me is tracking, planning my food and sticking to the plan as much as I can. I have to admit that I am tempted, and weekends are more difficult.
Recap of this week:
No junk - no sugar (see previous blog for details): I resisted chocolate (Friday, when Jeff offered me a truffle, I took it and hid it, that way if I really want it later, I don't feel like I am missing on something now! CRAZY me!!!
); Saturday, I did not have chocolate eggies at the movie, but I had a glass of wine (accounted for - so still in range); Today, I did not have a piece of homemade brownie (that was difficult - I cheated a bit, I licked the cutting knife after serving everyone) but I had one ounce of coffee liqueur...
How do you assess a situation? You see all the negatives and dwell on it, some would say learn from it... or you look for the positives?
I have a tendency to see the negative worse than it is, therefore loosing sight of the positive... but I try to train myself to reverse this by looking back and writing a positive blog. I don't really feel bad about my little cheats, I still think I did not too bad!
When in Detroit, I had a late dinner snack with a beer...yeah, at 10PM! I decided to order some Totchos!
My DH was quite surprised; he even told me that it is the first time he recalls seeing me eating something so unhealthy in years!
It was a full order of potato taters (ouch - process to the max!), topped with chili, diced tomatoes and a full load of melted American cheese and jalapeņos peppers. I completed my disaster by an improvised desert - I had a couple of Reese chocolates in my purse (from Halloween candies!) ...
What a Combo! Fat. Salt. & Sugar!
Well it is something to remember, look back and smile! As I am going through my new streak, I don't miss it and I don't crave it!
In fact it helped me realized that I like food and eating can be a real pleasure AND/OR it can also make me feel really bad.
I am ready for week 2 In Range and... I will keep the sugar + fat away!