Small Victories

Friday, January 16, 2009

Well, it's only been a few days since I determined to give up perfectionist all-or-nothing thinking, and I've already been tested a few times. I have had 3 work meetings in the last two days that involved lunch and/or breakfast, and tonight family movie night with pizza. Thankfully I made it through all of these without jumping ship and actually had results that I am proud of. Instead of getting nervous about how I would make it through without eating things I shouldn't or wouldn't know how to count, which usually would have led to me taking a "break" and eating whatever I wanted, this time I went into each situation mentally relaxed and prepared to make good choices with what was available. I decided not to worry about whether or not those choices would fit the plan I am on to a "T" or whether I would find a way to record them in my food journal, because those things were not as important for the moment. I stayed in balance and kept my portions small, and in the end, I even maintained my calorie limit. I also chewed well and kept beverages during mealtime to a bare minimum. It feels really good to know that I stayed in control. Tomorrow we are having family over to play cards, which is usually accompanied by snacking. I am hoping the victories from this week will provide some momentum to continue making good choices.
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    emoticon GOOD JOB KEEP IT UP! Hubby bought me Almond Roca for Valentines Day it was gone quick, sigh!
    3707 days ago
    Good for you! I think when those situations come up I just panic and throw my hands in the air. I'll remember to breathe next time. Good luck tonight with the cards and snacking.
    3744 days ago
  • DINA:-)
    good job! this is what it's all about- no depriving yourself, no guilt- it's all about self control. i love that you are practicing eat slowly and chewing well- it's good to form that habit now for when you have the band. good luck to you!
    3745 days ago
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