Tuesday, February 19, 2019

90-Day Challenge: Day 89


Okay, as promised, I am back.  Okay, it’s only the second day of my challenge so, it’s easy to keep my word, for now.

Yesterday started off well.  I am actually using a points app to keep track of my eating so, I know when I’m doing well or poorly.  Breakfast and lunch were actually pretty okay.  I had bacon, yogurt and fruit for breakfast and had a nice, healthy salad for lunch (I don’t do bacon, cheese or heavy dressings).  According to my, I get quite a good number of points to use and I was well below them.

Then, the quandary hit.  This will be another crazy week so, we handn’t prepared a meal.  As a result, we opted to order a family meal from Bob Evans – Turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberries, gravy and dinner rolls.  So, guess what I did.  I managed to blow past all the points I had for dinner.  Oh, did I mention the butter pecan ice cream I had for dessert?

Fortunately, I was able to dip into the weekly points you also get for just such an emergency.

I am proud of one thing in all this.  I got up off my butt and went for a real walk.  I mean a really brisk walk, for 3.5 miles.  As a result, I was able to get back 20 points for the day.

Still, why risk it?  I see that part of the challenge is not only to challenge myself physically but, to also challenge myself mentally to make better decisions, particularly when I know what the outcomes are (weight loss or gain).  So, today, I am working on the 6 steps I shared yesterday but, will be working on the mentality that should come along with following those steps.

Off I go!

JP Smith
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I'm taking on the challenge to lose the pounds that take me from a big man to a not-so-big man. Join me.