Real world challenges!
Friday, September 25, 2020
So, here I am, five pounds from my goal - so close and yet so far.
And what did yesterday throw at me?
1. A friend gave me plum cake to take home. (I’m still eating her zucchini chocolate chip cake.)
2. Book club served peach cobbler and ice cream. Yum.
3. The hostess served wine. Also yum.
Result? I had a 1750 calorie day - the highest in 5 months. A definite feast day! I set my IF for a 12-12 for the morning. I had a 2-egg Denver omelette, tomatoes and coffee for breakfast.
More interesting was the mosquito that woke me at 1:30 a.m. and kept me awake until 3:30 when I finally terminated its incessant buzzing. “Thou shalt not kill” did not apply in this case.
What was even more annoying was the ravenous hunger I was experiencing. Seriously?!
To my credit, I did not give in; I went back to sleep and let it pass.
Results. Yes, my scale weighed higher today. I am not worried, as I will reduce or eliminate those sweet carbs today. Living life means having treats on special occasions, but not everyday. Yesterday was not a failure, but a success. My mindset has been corrected to thinking positively about food and the slow and steady progress I am making and will continue to make. Yes, let there be cake, and chocolate, and wine...in moderation.