Rediscovering my Willpower

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last evening I worked out and then ate a balanced dinner, munched on a few cherries and nuts for dessert, and then that was it!
There was a miscommunciation with a friend I met up with later. I found something to do besides go out to eat, but she still wanted to meet up for dinner! I passed over the milkshake I wanted to order, thinking of how I just worked out and all, and got some unsweetened herbal tea. I even left the small cookie it was served with!
By the grace of God, I didn't eat anything else until my eggs and whole wheat bread this morning!
I felt like eating chocolate when I got to work today. It's right before a holiday and I'm practically alone in the office. But why would I want to do that, and how would I feel if someone came by and saw me chowing down on a chocolate bar? No, I don't need that!
I want to stay healthy and happy over the holiday of Sukkot.
It's been 6 days staying away from sweets and only snacking between meals when I really have to, and keeping those balanced.
It is time consuming to plan and make meals, but you know what? So is trying to combat eating compulsively!
When I wanted to eat more last night after laying down to sleep, I thought of how nuts it was, and how much I wanted to change. I also thought about what it will be like when I'm married. What am I going to do then? Get up from our bed and go to the kitchen and eat? No. The time to end the craziness is now.
I'm rediscovering my muscle definition, and I want to look hot. I'm not going to lie. emoticon
As they say in OA, come for the vanity, stay for the sanity.
I'm finding myself again, improving physically and spiritually.

Upcoming week looks like this:
Wednesday night: Holiday dinner at boyfriend's neighbors (they eat pretty healthy, I just need to watch portions)
Thursday: Holiday lunch at boyfriend's parents - meal will probably be sandwiches - must go easy on bread, stick to lots of veggies! Dinner I will eat a serving of frittata that I made earlier in the week and portioned out
Friday: Chill day. But lack of schedule spells trouble for me! Hardboiled eggs w/breakfast. I will eat seitan and leftover rice for lunch. Dinner is Shabbat dinner at a friend's Sukkah. I am bringing challah (including one whole wheat / oat for me) and probably a rice & veg. dish
Saturday: Shabbat lunch at my friend's parents. She is an AMAZING cook and I always but always eat too much because it's amazing and there are a lot of courses. I will pray in the morning to be able to exercise self-control, participate more in the discussion, etc. Saturday night there is a wine & cheese Sukkah event. I limit myself to one drink and one serving of cheese. I will finish off the seitan for dinner.

That is my plan for the rest of the week. I have the following week off. Yahoo for vacation!

I wasn't planning on writing out my food plan. It just came out. And it was helpful!

Exercise Plan:
Wed: Quick run when I get home (~30 min)
Thursday: Off or walk
Friday: Run + Belly Off workout or 30 Day Shred
Saturday: Walk
Sunday: If I don't go on a hike, then I will run at least 45 min, including some intervals
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    The only journey is the journey within.
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