....lost this week! Since I was out of town most of the week I had no idea what I weighed. Needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised to learn I lost 3 POUNDS, yea! Happy dance! I had treats, but was very mindful of portion sizes and tried to limit starches and snacks at night. I also tried to bulk up meals with as many vegetables as possible.
Fast forward to this week....PMS WEEK!!!!!!!!!! I have STRONG cravings for anything fluffy, refined, sugar filled, fruity and or chocolate. O.K., this is how bad it is...please don't judge. Tonight I made my 8 year old eat the rest of the leftover donuts from our beach trip, just so I wouldn't be tempted to eat them. Yes, you heard me correctly. I MADE MY CHILD EAT DONUTS! I had several treats today I don't want to discuss. I'll jump right back up on the wagon, would you circle back and pick me up please? Thanks so much!
The old me would have thrown in the towel, and eaten every treat in site because I would start "over" tomorrow morning or on Monday or whenever. I would think of every "cheat" I could eat that wouldn't be allowed on the latest and greatest diet craze. Just quiz me...I know the ins and outs of almost every diet on the market. I "owed" it to myself to have ALL of these treats now because I wouldn't be able to have them on my new diet. I can't tell you how many times I've eaten cinnamon sugar toast, loaded, and I mean LOADED with sugar and a TON of butter. REALLY.
The new me isn't perfect by far, but & here's the EPIPHANY! Are you ready? Now when I fall off the wagon I don't overdue it. I stop myself at a reasonable portion. Still working on the not feeling guilty part. I have an awesome friend who's helping me with those feelings. Then I jump right back on my healthy lifestyle.
I love this quote from Scot Ferrell , (I may be paraphrasing). "Don't end up trading what you want for what you want right now."
See y'all tomorrow.
Have a happy, healthy Tuesday.