Blog Project Day 61: It’s the little things…
The last 10 days or so have not been stellar on plan days. My exercise schedule has fallen apart, and I’ve neither been tracking nor regulating my eating.
So, I have a decision to make: do I feel bad and guilty about those things, or do I put them into perspective and move on?
If I feel bad about those things, I will start beating myself up being undisciplined and lazy, which will then lead to overeating with a vengeance, especially cake. So that choice definitely has its upside…
On the other hand, if I put things in perspective, I’m more likely to get back on track. Maybe not tomorrow, or Saturday but definitely on Tuesday when I need to make myself weigh in no matter what because this is a lifetime journey, which means it’s a lot more like a rollercoaster than a straight and level road.
So here’s what I’m going to focus on: Tonight when I went to the Chinese food place, I did order crab rangoon and two vegetable rolls. But I also ordered a large container of steamed broccoli and steamed vegetable dumplings so I have a WW-friendly lunch to take to work tomorrow. We had two retirement parties yesterday, each with a tempting array of desserts. I only ate dessert at one of them. And I only had one small glass of Prosecco. I haven’t done any video exercising this week, but I did walk for at least an hour on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday while I was in New York. And despite the fact that every night this week I have wanted to order out for food, I have, instead, eaten two slices of whole wheat toast with hummus and cucumber and red pepper slices. So all in all, for a woman who used to binge on chicken wings, fried mozzarella sticks, and chocolate cake one night followed by General Tso’s chicken the other night, I’m doing well. And my new habits are sticking even on those days I’m less than perfect.
Oh, and did I mention that the new Easter dress I bought is a size 12? (Granted it’s A-line with a very generous skirt, but still, I was beaming when I realized the 14 was just too big.)
So I guess what I’m saying is that even when we’re off track, there’s a good chance that at least in some ways we’re also on track. And sometimes we need to figure that out so we can get perspective and realign ourselves with our goals. Unless of course you really really want some cake.