I have a sort of mindset non-scale victory (NSV) to report. I’ll start with some honesty here….
Since Fridays are my weigh-in days I usually feel a freedom to eat whatever I want on that day. I have six more to make up for it, right? That’s usually how I think, as non-focused as it sounds.
Lately I’ve been thinking and planning that I want to be focused all seven days of the week. I will allow certain treats, but I don’t want to keep yo-yo’ing with a few pounds every month.
So I was a little excited when yesterday my mind didn’t do it’s usual switchover to “Let’s eat everything we want today!” mode. I stayed focused and still watched what I ate, even though I had a weigh-in and had seven more days until the next one. Same for today as well.
In fact, I also tend to go into “weekend” mode and kind of not worry about how I eat until Monday again…to some extent, some weekends worse than others.
However, today we spent the day at a soccer tournament for my son and I packed sandwhiches and fruit for us all. LOTS of fruit so there would be plenty to snack on.
Now we did go out to dinner and I enjoyed some spinach and artichoke dip before eating half of my pasta with bruschetta and grilled chicken. It was okay though, because I planned to allow myself one meal eating out each week since we usually go out once a week as a family. Also, being that I was careful all day there wasn’t too much damage done.
This evening I also ended up going over to the gym to workout on the elliptical for 30 minutes while my family lazed about. I knew I had the extra time, I’ve been wanting to try and get more than four days of exercise in when possible, even for a walk, and finally I knew it would be good for me to workout after that restaurant meal (thinking artichoke dip and chips here…).
On the way there I wanted ice cream really bad. I even heard an ad on the radio for Sonic having 99 cent sundaes after 8:00 pm. I would be finishing up at the gym at 8:00, so that would be perfect.
Well, as I drove towards home I just couldn’t bring myself to get ice cream. I needed to stop at the store for something else so I pondered what kind of cold, creamy sweet I could get that would satisfy my craving without being too high in calories.
I opted for some Jell-O Sugar Free chocolate pudding. I almost bought some low-cal Edy’s ice cream, but it’s still 150 calories for 1/2 a cup. I didn’t want to “spend” too much on a dessert and the Jell-O sounded good and was only 60 calories for a serving.
I just finished my Jell-O before logging on here to post and it was perfect.
This, my friends, is a new way of thinking for me. To be focused through a Friday and a Saturday and not give in to the ice cream are small victories in my life. I’m very content with these steps in the right direction…they are leading me closer to my new ending! 🙂
Have a great rest of your weekends everyone! I know I will. G’nite!