This Thing Called Life...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I've had some really 'good days' and some 'bad days' as far as my weight loss destiny is concerned. Yesterday my husband and I treated ourselves to Chile's for lunch. As I was driving there, I thought OK They Have A Guiltless Grill Menu; I Can Choose From That.

But I was tempted by the other yummy options and chose items that were not healthy for me. Then I felt bad the rest of the day. (Stomach Ache)

We did that earlier this week too. We have found a local restaurant that we really enjoy. Some 'good home cookin'. The waiter told us how good their hamburgers were - and he was RIGHT! YUMMY!!! HUGE, JUICY, DELICIOUS BURGER!

Then I have my days where it is so much fun to see how much food I can eat on such few calories. I've found some great recipes that my family really enjoys and it is so much better for us.

I guess the moral to this story is to find strength in times of weakness (in a great restaurant). So my challenge this week is to find strength when tempted to 'cheat'.

I still need to be exercising more too. I let "Life Get In The Way" when it comes to making time for myself to exercise. My family, work and housekeeping seem to take priority. (sigh), I realize this sounds like an excuse, but there just aren't enough hours in a day to take care of all the things that need attention every 24 hours.
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    When I go out lately I've gone on SP and plugged in a couple of different items to see the calorie count etc. When I met a friend at the Stars Pub I ordered the smallest portion of chicken wings - not fried. I even had a Michelob Ultra and I kept it at around 570 calories. I find planning ahead of time and seeing what some of the menu items are in calories, motivates me to make better choices. I've failed at just about every diet I've tried. Longest I kept weight off was 1.5 years. This time I'm not dieting .....I'm making a life style change that will help me achieve my goals. Is that item worth 900 calories.......that's a lot of working out I say. Good luck.
    4374 days ago
  • JUDITH1654
    I totally understand where you're coming from. Working seven days a week really zaps me of the energy I need for exercising and housework. I chose exercising over the housework.
    4375 days ago
    Hey babe,
    try and make housekeeping into a workout, its do able. when doing laundry push the basket further away and reach for it. You can do it!!!

    I do the same thing as you,, I hate cheating but I find myself doing it. emoticon
    4376 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2009 12:47:50 PM
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