A challenging week awaits ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This week I attend our group's National Conference and whenever I have gone to these - its an eat fest of generous Pacific proportions.
But I am determined to curb my enthusiasm for overeating and am really looking forward to the challenge of maintaining my SPARK responses to lots of temptations!
In general I am so happy with how my journey is progressing ... this is the first time I've kept on top of my eating and exercise for weeks ... and the beauty is that I never feel deprived. With every workout, I feel more excited ... with every healthy choice that I make (particularly when under pressure), I feel more at ease with this change in lifestyle.
I embrace my stumbles ... like last weekend ... an old friend arrived with 10 bottles of wine! What the heck! Together we drank one and a half bottles each over the course of 8 hours, with lots of water in between glasses. During the evening, I ordered a huge New York pizza for the guests and had NONE of it - I was mindful that the wine was taking up my calorie count and I'd had some lean honey garlic pork before she arrived. Later in the evening I had some vitawheat rice crackers and light cream cheese with beetroot relish as a snack ...
A blowout nonetheless and I STILL managed to lose 1kg for the week. Water water water ... can't get enough of that to flush out my system.
On top of the wine temptations ... was another. My nephew's girlfriend arrived on Saturday and brought with her a huge bag of different chocolates from my number 1 saboteur (Mum). I gave my friend 2 bags of chocolate to take away with her. I had about 6 chocolates on Sunday and haven't even wanted any since then! (My tall lean brother is getting through them - but I will give more away in case my resolve weakens).
Every week I feel a little sharper, every week I feel alot more satisfied ... and I am so happy to finally feel a freedom that has alluded me my entire adult life!
Bring on the challenge of the Conference - I am sooooooo up for it!