Note to self:

Friday, May 04, 2012

Just because you did good week 1 and the scale dropped 6 pounds with what seemed like not much effort doesn't mean it will do it again this week. That doesn't mean you can eat crappy food just because you stay in range, especially if the past 2 days you've only gotten in 15 minutes of fitness.

crappy food choices + long stressful work week = not a very happy conda

This weekend I'm going to sit down and make a better plan. I don't want to limit myself and say no to everything that is bad for me, but eating something that is not the greatest choice everyday just because I'm staying in my range is also not a good idea.

I need to find a happy medium. I don't want to reward myself with food, but I also don't want to set myself up for failure by restricting everything. This journey is going to be hard, I'm on point with most things for the week, but I think the stress of work and that order of fries & drink just hit me while having my vent session during girl time.

Why do I make some of the choices I do when I know I shouldn't. Maybe sleep will help clear my head. Nervous about Sunday's weigh in, but all I can do at this point is wake up tomorrow and make good choices.
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    It's good that you are noticing your behavior and thought patterns behind it, and that you are focusing on what's to come and not what has been... don't be nervous about the weigh-in. Even if you have a bad week, you can still make up for it and I'm sure you will be able to find a balance.

    I sometimes like to "reward" myself with healthy meal eating out (like sushi and edamame with green tea), instead of what I used to do (Mexican)... but yeah, I agree that restricting lots of food choices will ultimately lead to failure, there is room for a little bit of "bad food" even in the healthiest diets. It's definitely a balancing act, which tends to tip out of control when we are under a lot of stress or getting too little sleep.

    Get some rest, take a deep breath, and let it go--you will be fine :)
    2209 days ago
    At least you put some of those bad decisions behind you and did not let yourself give up. 15 minutes of exercise in two days is amazing! You know why? Because that means you exercised, lol! It could have been a big fat 0! You got through the stress and still manage to exercise. I bet before you would have given into the stress and perhaps just vegged out for the rest of the day.? Don't worry about Sunday's number, it is just a number. Focus on the victory you made this week, by not giving up.
    2210 days ago
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