30-day Challenge: Day Six

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Frankly I do not want to write this post because I am disappointed. I am not disappointed in the diet, but in myself. I caved in today. Today was a rough day, basically. I was tired and did not feel like making meals so I phoned it in. I ate a Nogii Paleo Bar Nuts Over Berries for breakfast, a handful of almonds and a swig of chocolate Almond Milk.

That’s NOT the worst part!

I did okay for lunch because I had my chicken and veggie slow-cooker meal to warm up, but I went to Starbucks :( I ordered a grande skinny, soy caramel macchiato… it gets worse.

After class, I went to Nori Thai for dinner with two of my friends. Cue the “dum dum dum”. My willpower was at a low point already since I was disappointed in myself from earlier and when the server came to our table, I caved, again. I ordered my go-to “Japanese Bakery Roll” which is a tempura-covered salmon and cream cheese sushi roll. Oh, and I drank a glass of white wine.

When the meal was finished, I looked at the plate and thought “Well, was it worth it?” And, for once, my answer was NO! It was not worth a few moments of deliciousness to feel bloated, gassy (ew! I know, tmi!), and defeated.

Tomorrow is a NEW day, though, and I know now that it is NOT worth giving into a moment of weakness that I could have easily controlled if I wanted to… I just didn’t. The hardest part of this challenge will be mental. My mind and body need to be strengthened and I cannot allow one to give up or both suffer. From this point forward, my perspective is changed and I am no longer doing this to see the number drop on the scale. I want to feel healthy and be comfortable in my own skin! I do not want food to control my life… I want to control what I eat!

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    I think we all stumble. One of the things I have done is to add a cheat meal into my week that I eat out at lunch time. Its one meal and it never takes over that way. Lets be honest we are never going to be where we dont cheat . We have this whole way of looking too much into not staying on track. Your not going to live the rest of your life not going out with your friends and we all know we are going to drink a glass of wine. So for me is planning for my cheat lunch once a week and then I go to the gym and work off the calories or not sometimes I dont feel like it. The bottom line is that one meal doesnt define my journey. Because loving myself and taking care of myself is my journey. I have good days and I have bad. But now I know that the scale is just a number and its about so much more than the number on the scale. I want to feel healthy and do the things that are good for me and my goals. Its all about loving ourselves . Enjoy the ride. Keep it up.. Its a wonderful journey your on and its called life.
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