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August Plan Mini-Reports

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Busy AM at work but I did get done what I needed to.
No exercise, but that's day.
Knew we'd have people staying over. Knew I'd be going to restaurant/bar for supper.
Boat ride to restaurant/bar.
Did not have beer there. Drank water. Ate chicken sandwich, a few of husband's fries (satisfied).
Evening spent at out Tiki Hut on deck. I planned to allow myself 2 beers.
We did a beer tasting. I had bought a six-pack including 6 very different beers (my supermarket offers this mixing 6 pack thing). 4 people sampled 6 different beers and commented on each and evaluated. This was actually a mindful activity and very interesting. Since some of the beers had a little higher alcohol content, this was probably the equivalent of 2 beers for me. Beers didn't trigger any snacking.

Day off.
Decided to walk 4 miles. While in progress, I decided to walk further to some outside exercise equipment (free, in a park situation). Worked out a little on that and walked home.
Total walking was almost 5 miles. Ate snack then healthy supper.
Watched TV. Turned off a potato chip commercial, the one where this girl is basically ecstatic about eating potato chips and ruins a new manicure with the chips smashed all over them. I mean, how evil can these manufacturers be??
So after conquering that........ then...............I started getting hungry for sweets! Great, I conquer the beer and salty snack issue and now I'm starting to crave sweets. Have to deal with that now? Not sure. Ate "raw" smores!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLKLILY 8/17/2013 6:54PM

    A square or two of dark chocolate or a peppermint patty. Of course you could do fruit too!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 8/17/2013 10:18AM

    sounds like winner so far.. Good days with some challenges but looks like you made the best choices and that is awesome.

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KARENKANDO 8/17/2013 8:55AM

    Your mindfulness is paying off! Big time! That you turned off the potato chip commercial? Love that! I would never have even though to do it. I could definitely use more mindfulness in my life! Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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CHRISTASP 8/17/2013 8:08AM

    Sounds like you're doing well. Hope the cravings subside...!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/17/2013 7:46AM

    You had a good day. Congrats.

As far as the sweets, the only thing that helps me with a bad craving it to have a small bit of something really rich. I have milky way bites in the house. I will have two or three and that is it.

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    Make today a great day!

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