Do not give up on what you want MOST for what you want right NOW
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Today is a serious lesson in the above quote. I have plans to go out with some lady friends tonight to experience "Restaurant Week". For those of you unfamiliar with this idea, it's a two week period where more than a hundred classy restaurants offer a predetermined menu for a set price (much cheaper than you would usually run into, in Denver it's $52.80 for two). I signed up for two different nights (one ladies night, one with my beau).
I started pretty severely limiting my calories this week (for me anyway, trying to stick to 1400 most days, I'm usually closer to 2000) because I know I have a few dates where I don't want to worry so much. So, for the last two days, I have had to keep dining out in mind when cooking my healthy but slightly more boring dinners and lunches to keep on track. I have wanted a cookie here and there now (or a beer after work) but I want to be thinner most of all so I haven't touched the Girl Scout cookies. This morning was difficult again, I wanted SLEEP right now, but I want to be thinner most of all, so I woke my butt up and got myself to the gym. After going to the gym, I thought I should reward myself with Starbucks for breakfast right now, but I want to be thinner most of all (and seriously self, you're going out to a dinner tonight that includes fancy dessert! surely you want THAT more than a silly Starbucks?) Think of all the other useful areas of life that you can engage the skill of not giving in to instant gratification? I could use a little help in my financial life (though thankfully not as much as the food part of my life!)
I'm tracking all that I can (tonight is all guesses but educated ones I hope) and reaching for water when I want anything else. I have also decided on my rewards for the 5% Challenge.
1. Every week that I lose (no matter how little): download a few new work out songs
2. For completing the challenge having truly given it my best shot: a new cute gym bag (I became obsessed with this idea at the gym last night)
3. For actually losing 7.6 lbs in 8 weeks: $100 worth of fire spinning clothes without one bit of guilt!