Saturday, May 18, 2013
I was sidelined by mental health, and spent the last day in bed asleep. there is always the aftermath of mania. I feel bad about it, am behind at work, but am learning to listen to my body and my body told me to sleep. I could get very discouraged at day 6, finding that my kids wont eat the dinners, and have eaten most of the snack foods. There is no money to grocery shop until next Saturday so I am going to have to go off the scheduled plan. But I am not going to use this an excuse to go all off plan, I am going to make a menu and focus on staying in my calorie range with the food that I have on hand, and continue to do the work outs. At some point today, after I do the dishes and have lunch, I am going to go to the gym and do extra long cardio and a round of strength training. The lesson here is that it's about the long term process, not the instant perfection. When I look at it like that; it's been a really good week. I've stayed in calorie range all but one day, and I have gone to the gym all but two days. I'm learning that I can make healthy choices, and that the process that I started in September 2011 will continue. I have obstacles, but I can make good choices in the short term that will pay off in the long term.