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!