Back from the Brink
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm curious if others struggle with lapses as much as I do. After Easter, I was able to rebound with limited difficulty. But then I went to the shore for the weekend from my (now) sister-in-law's bachelorette party. It was so hard to stay on track (alcohol is not a part of a balanced diet...apparently.) The week after I got back was a complete wash. I felt like I was starving constantly and had a hard time controlling the urge to snack. I didn't even feel that way when I first started getting a strict leash on my food intake. I gained 2 pounds that weekend...but I earned them. It's not like I don't know why.
After that week I was able to get back on track, and as soon as the weight started come off again, and I started making process, the wedding came. Between the rehearsal dinner, and all of the wedding festivities, and also Mother's day which we went to outback... I was completely off the wagon again for a couple of days.
It's so hard to come back from a "bad" few days and get back in the swing again. I realize it would have been easier to abstain from the festivities, but it's not really feasible for me to bring my own non-buttered vegetables to a wedding, or eat only 1/4 of the chicken I ordered because it wasn't cooked in a healthy way. I'd be starving. So I need to focus on coming back from the brink efficiently.
Here's what I'm thinking. This week I basically did some extreme vegetable swapping. Today I filled my self with salad and an apple and some lean protein and that seemed to sustain me thus far. Yesterday I made a salad with beans and a banana. If I can have a game plan, and one that doesn't involve coming home to oreo's, but rather watermelon instead, I'm hoping that will help for the time when life, and America's general food fascination, get in the way of balanced living.