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Bump in the Road


Wednesday, October 16, 2013



Amen. Working out has never really been much of an issue for me. Don't get me wrong...do I whine and complain that I don't feel like going for a run or going to do exercise? SURE I DO! I don't think there is anyone on this planet that wants to work out all of the time. But it has always been the 'less difficult' part of loosing weight for me. THE KITCHEN or should I say more aptly RESTAURANT KITCHENS are the hard part for me. Where we live, we are 5 minutes from a dozen restaurants and even more pizza places, etc. It is so easy to be lazy and not feel like planning and cooking a meal. In the past, my husband and I have gone through phases where we will go days at a time of feeding the kids something healthy for dinner and after they go to bed ordering some calorie overloaded food. EVERY TIME we are done we both feel like dirt. EVERY TIME we say we are done eating this way. And yet some how the next time we forget...and the vicious cycle continues. But I have vowed to break that cycle and have been doing a pretty good job up to this point...until last night. It was our anniversary. We don't have any family near us and with two small children the option to have a night out isn't there for us. My husband convinced me to go down this road again. We ordered out. And I FEEL LIKE DIRT. Now I know I could have picked a healthy option. However, somehow when it comes to restaurant food I really struggle with this. I have this mentality that if I am eating out and paying for it then I'm going to get what I really want. But this is just a bump in the road. I am not going to let it define me. I am not going to let it do what it has done to me in the past. It was one meal. It will not derail me. I will be back on track today and working out harder than ever. Because this means more to me than one bad meal. I want to be healthy for my family and just as importantly for myself!

So to everyone that has had a bump or two in the road, don't let it slow you down. Just keep pushing through because we can do this!

Have a great day, Sparkers!

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CHERIJ16 10/16/2013 10:39AM

    emoticon Mine is today but we celebrated our 37 years at Olive Garden. I had my favorite: chicken fettucini alfredo. We all make some poor choices at times but it's ok now and then. emoticon emoticon

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LAILATN 10/16/2013 9:52AM

    One meal will not undo your progress - unless you let it. Sounds like you've got the right attitude about it. Eating out at restaurants or ordering takeout and making it healthy is HARD. Most restaurants don't care about our health, they just want the money and make the food taste really good (butter, oil, fat) so we'll keep coming back! I say all this as someone who loves to eat at restaurants. But I know that when I do, I will most likely be going over my calorie range for the day. It stinks. That's why I try not to do it more than once a week.

Anyway, don't give up! Just keep trying. Pretty much anything you cook at home will be healthier than a typical restaurant meal. You can do it!
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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 10/16/2013 9:24AM

    I agree that for Special Occasions it is nice to treat yourself but you do have to put in a little extra effort to Compensate for it. Are you and your husband both trying to lose weight, or are you just trying to drag him along?? It may be a good time to sit down together and discuss your weightloss goals, and find activities that you can do together as a family to work toward them. Good luck! It's a long and winding road with many a pothole to bounce through before you get to your goal! but the journey will be well worth it.

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BECKY0111 10/16/2013 8:43AM

    I hear ya! We have a lot of good restaurants in our area and it's so tempting after a hard day to just order out. Planning ahead is key. Plan your healthy meals in advance and keep your fridge stocked with healthy fruits and veggies.
Happy Anniversary! Splurging on special occasions is allowed as long as you don't find an excuse to make every day a special occasion. Don't be too hard on yourself and get back on track.

Have a great day!

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DMEYER4 10/16/2013 6:52AM

  great blog. we all have a bump in the road. the good thing is you recognize it and are doing something to improve it. Happy Anniversary. emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGHORSES 10/16/2013 6:51AM

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