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Day 558- Small Victories on the Food Front

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For those of you who don't follow my blog closely, I currently live in Athens, Ohio but my fiance is in Dayton for the summer.

I'm fine going home and visiting with my parents and fiance, but it's always a challenge to be out of my comfort zone. It's so much easier to stay Sparking in Athens with the good food I chose and gym right at my finger tips. But last weekend, I just wanted to go home and I did.

Well, Friday night was a graduation party for a friend, and he had Chipotle burritos, chips and queso, and cookies! Good Lord, what did I just walk into?

But I ate in moderation. Skipped the burrito entirely and had small portions of everything else. Went to the movies that night and didn't get popcorn or candy, and only sipped on JD's Coke Zero. (I'm trying to give up pop all together, but I got thirsty).

Then on Saturday, spent most of the day golfing. After golf, my fiance and his friend wanted to stop at Krispy Kreme. I didn't get anything. And when we went to dinner afterwords. I chose the 780 calorie Coq au vin, and only ate half, because I chose to eat some bread and a salad before the meal.

On Sunday, went to the movies with my parents and then out to eat. At the movies, drank a water bottle and one 90 calorie Fiber One Brownie. At Bob Evans, had soup, fish and a scoop of vanilla ice cream off their 450 calorie menu.

I know what you're thinking. All you do at home is EAT!

And this is true, but let's be honest, everyone eats three meals a day usually. It's just about making smart choices. I realized that I might not have stayed exactly within my calorie ranges every day but I reminded myself that I had already lost 3 pounds that week, so if I went up a little bit, I would still be on track for my 2 pounds a week.

Well when I had my weekly weigh in yesterday, I was 193.2. That's 5.6 pounds down since last Monday! It's not the number I really care about. It's the fact that by concentrating on making the best decisions available to me, I was able to spend a weekend at home without gaining weight back or going on a food binge!

I now know that maybe I have more control over my social eating dilemma than I realized. And maybe I just used it as an excuse when I wanted to eat food I knew was bad for me.

Either way, small victories add up.
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