Saturday, September 10, 2016

Anti No Preparation / Self-Control

Weekends are tough. I don't have an issue with choosing the right things to eat. What I do have an issue with is preparation. I love being prepared, and I was able to log my food a day ahead of time for at least three days this week!! I remember back to week one: I thought I would NEVER get to the point of being able to log even one meal in ahead of time! However, by Friday I find myself exhausted, too weary to think. So I wake up Saturday and Sunday mornings thinking, I got this. I've logged enough to know what I basically want or can have up through afternoon snack. And then all of a sudden, it's dinner time. Oh, no! We didn't make it to the grocery, or pull out that frozen fish, or . . . . I scrambled tonight (again). My husband did have thawed fish that he cooked up, thank goodness. But I had to plug it in with veggies first to see how it would fit in the rest of my day. And then on to figuring out a bedtime snack. It is now 9:15 pm and I have yet to eat my apple with peanut butter to get my calories in. Sigh. I hate not being prepared! My choices tonight were really good, I believe, and the nutrition is pretty much right on!

On a side note, I now believe I have self control and I am in charge! Why did it take me until now to fully believe? I made it through this week: Wednesday was a pizza party for my section of the department. Friday was a pizza party for the entire department, with tons of my favorite candy. Tonight was my niece's birthday party. She had a "girl" party and my daughter was invited. Being the youngest one at 2 1/2, and all the other girls were at least 6+, I decided to stay and help with "crowd" control as my daughter loves to get into everything. Guess what they had for dinner? Pizza. And cupcakes. AND M&Ms. Oh my gosh. I think I got in my remaining 34 ounces from all the saliva I swallowed back down. But I didn't cave! Not even for the "natural, no artificial coloring" M&Ms that I so desperately wanted - just one! But no :) I'm still terrified of caving after the 12 weeks is over. One day at a time, one choice at a time, one success at a time. I can continue doing this! Because I proved me to myself this week :) Awww, yeah!

5 comments:

  1. Listen to you Sarah! You ARE such a changed woman! You are MORE than capable of doing this after the 12 weeks are up. You have shown such great self control and you can see the success you are making! It all filters out throughout the rest of your life as well! Love your high spirits!

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  2. Woohoo! Planning, succeeding, turning down the temptation s, and killing it in the gym even when you're not feeling!! Why to go!!!

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    1. ...That was supposed to be WAY to go!

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    2. ...That was supposed to be WAY to go!

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