Weekend non-success means a confident way forward
Monday, January 28, 2008
This weekend didn't go at all as I had planned and it really threw me for a tailspin. The bf was sick so we couldn't go snowshoeing. It really threw off everything I had planned and I didn't end up eating very well or tracking anything. However, I did better than I did last weekend, so I am making progress slowly. I also went for a long walk yesterday and bought an 8 pound weight (increase from my 5 pound weights.) I also realized some big reasons why I want to be dedicated to this healthy lifestyle, so that is a positive.
Even after eating badly on Friday night, I kept telling myself "All is not lost." because I could still salvage my healthy weekend. There definitely is a lot of room for improvement on my weekends, but they are not as bad as they were a few months ago.
I also decided that weekends can be a good time for trying some healthy treats I don't eat on the weekdays. Examples are Naked Juices, which I don't usually have because they have a lot of calories and are expensive. But they have 4 servings of fruit in them and are better than getting candy or pizza as my weekend treat. Also, there are Quorn chikn (non-meat) nuggets that are healthy but I never get because they're kind of expensive that would be a good weekend "splurge."
I also thought a lot about how strict I am with wanting to lose 2 pounds a week. I want to be almost at my goal weight when I go to Austin on March 11, and I have to face the fact that that might not happen. But that is okay! I WILL lose this weight and continue on a healthy lifestyle. I've already come so far and I know that I can do this, even if it takes me longer. It's not worth stressing myself out if I don't make my goal weight as long as I am moving forward and making progress.