In spite of the trip away, I think I did pretty well this week-but the true test will come tomorrow at weigh in...
1. I lost 3.5 pounds last week-this week I think I'm looking more like 2.5-3, since I did eat slightly off plan in SLC. Hoping those mashed potatoes and half a chicken caesar wrap don't screw me too bad, or rather hope I didn't screw myself too bad by ingesting them. Still not sure if there is any way in hell that I can reach goal by Jan 1...I'm sure gonna try!!! Talk about the best Christmas present EVER!
2. I haven't eaten over 2000 calories a day, but the holidays haven't hit yet either. I was SO yearning for a Dove dark chocolate yesterday, but everytime I do I just look at the calories and realize that is another 1-2 minutes I would have to spend on the elliptical-and honestly it is NOT worth it.
3. Still had a loss last week, so that falls in with the goals, too.
Hope you all had a great week on plan...
Now for a topic-I read alot of blogs, in spite of the fact that I haven't posted/commented alot lately, and there is so much negativity. Stress about what to eat, stress about what not to eat, stress about cheating before cheating occurs. I do this, too, and believe me, I realize that dieting is NO walk in the park and not even close to a day at the beach. Unfortunately I find that those NSV or happy moments are further in between-especially with the looming holidays.
Now I'm not a touchy-feely person, but I really try to look at the positive of dieting and be happy about it, believe it or not. Every morning I look at my shrinking midsection in the mirror (since I have no full length mirror), and after the mirror shatters of course I think to myself Wow, that is different. Less chunk more curve.
For me, the stress and pushing myself almost towards a negative place keeps me moving, keeps me from the Dove, but honestly is it really helpful?
I realize that focusing and blogging about the stress are what keep our supportive unit in tact and keeps us motivated, but hopefully that is not all we are feeling, right? Right?!?!
So I vow from here on to post more NSVs and happy moments, because all that doom and gloom feels a little like North Korea to me...