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Day 2

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

****30 DAY CHALLENGE****
1. blog progress/setbacks
2. drink water EVERY DAY not just weekdays.
3. Avoid alcohol like the plague
4. better balance on veggies over fruits
5. lean meats & protein galore.
7. log calories
8. Run once/week

So yesterday wasn't too shabby. I DID drink water, limit my fruits, increased veggies, got good protein and no gluten/grains, logged EVERYTHING.....but did have a glass of white wine. I know one of the real enemies for me is sugar, and I should have avoided the wine, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it.

Calories came in low yesterday, but then that typically happens when I switch up my eating and get back to basics: lean meats and produce simply DON'T have that many calories for the most part.

This weekend will be tough as we'll be traveling out of town for my niece's birthday party. I will need to plan ahead and have good snacks on hand to keep me away from cake. And going without my post-Saturday class Red Mango smoothie will be tough. And no iced caramel macchiato. Man do I LOVE those.


But clearly I've let the sugar consumption get out of control (again) so going another 29 days without is just gonna have to be the way of it. I'm perfectly OK with a ONCE a week indulgence, but I've let it turn into 3-4-5 times/week AGAIN (not just the sugary coffee, but Red Mango as well. Nothing like justifying burning 1000 calories on Weds (I teach two classes) by getting Red Mango for dinner. emoticon

Also on the "I eat too much" list: almonds. I LOVE almonds. They are a good part of my normal diet, but I am eating TOO MANY. Might as well throw dark chocolate in there too. And ice cream. emoticon

But whatever. I've done this before, for a MUCH longer time, and even though mentally I hated every minute of it, physically I felt better; so much more in control, and it DID take quite a while to slip back into slippery territory again.

So here's to Day 2. emoticon (no wine today, I swear!)
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