Fail and fail again
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The old me is trying to throw in the towel. But the new me seems to be stronger than that. :)
The last two days I tried restarting my streak only to fail both days. The problem was getting enough water (150 oz). After the first failed day, I told myself to give it one more try or I would make some changes. Tuesday wasn't any better, so today I lowered it to 100 oz and will gradually work up to 150.
So far my streaking hasn't had many dietary points. No chips, no candy except for my cheat day, otherwise, I eat what I want. I know this needs to and will change in the future, but right now I am concentrating on getting a consistent workout. However, today I made some good choices. Choices I would not have made in the past. Choices I didn't think I would make since I am home and trying to enjoy familiar food as much as I can before going back to Taiwan.
First - while I was in the grocery store this morning to pick up a few things, I contemplated getting some Totino's pizza rolls and other frozen goodies...but I passed.
Second, as I was getting ready to leave the grocery store, I passed a display of freshly cut fruit on my way to find the hostess snacks. I looked at the price and thought "meh" and put it back. I took like two steps away to find the Hostess snacks and the voice in my head went "why are you willing to pay money for that junk but not for this fruit?" I picked up the fruit again and did not find the Hostess snacks.
Third, after my workout, I had a 20 min drive home and debated where I wanted to stop on the way home ( I haven't been to Arby's yet and I love Arby's) And I couldn't talk myself into it. Or any other place either. They just didn't sound appealing. I thought about the eggs and toast I had at home and that was that.
I know that at some point before I go home I will have fast food at least once...and who knows, maybe find those hostess snacks. But I will remember today and be pleasantly surprised that I am definitely thinking twice about the bad food and even have to put forth an effort to convince myself I want it, which I really don't. It proves to me that some good habits are sticking well but I do still have some work to do mentally. I still have old habits that want to assert themselves and I know that I'm not always this strong to fight them.
Day 1 streak is almost over. I did the workout I needed to do, and half the water so far. Happy Hump Day!