We’ve been out of town for the last 24 hours. Now that we’re home kids are showering or playing Xbox and I’m checking email and blogs.
As I was checking in on my regular weight loss blogs I follow I realized I have a non-scale victory to report today. So, while everyone else is busy, and the computer is all mine (insert fiendish giggle here), I’m going to share.
Short Story: I did not overeat at any restaurant meals or eat snacks in between meals while lounging at our hotel or driving to and from our destination. I also drank lots of water. I did all of this without really meaning to, as in I didn’t stress about it. I simply kept it in the back of my mind and it happened. 🙂
Long Story: Read on….
First off, we went out to eat after arriving to our destination and I ate what I wanted from Romano’s Macaroni Grill (YUM). I didn’t pick the healthiest items, but I enjoyed what I ate and didn’t overeat. SCORE!
I also skipped the mango and peach flavored iced teas and settled for a unsweetened tea that I sweetened with Sweet ‘N Low. I knew this would save on calories and I really didn’t need that added sugar. SCORE AGAIN!
When we got back to the room I was satisfied to hang out with the family WITHOUT snacking for the rest of the night. DOUBLE SCORE (as this is the first time I remember ever being in a hotel and not snacking.)
Today we’ve eaten out for breakfast and lunch/dinner and except for two bites from my husband’s Slim Jim I’ve eaten no snacks. Both meals I ate what I felt like having and stopped when satisfied. SCORE!
We even stopped to put gas and get drinks before heading home and I settled myself with a cup of coffee. I didn’t even want a snack of chips or junk. SCORE!
The funny thing about all this is that I didn’t even plan to stay focused or on plan when we left. That is to say I didn’t stress out about what I would eat. I packed a protein bar and some almonds in case I got stuck being hungry while we were out and about, but I never even touched them. I also did take half of a case of water and managed to drink about 84 ounces of it just today.
Amazingly, none of those choices were hard. Each choice just came to me, like that’s what I do now. I guess for all of my negativity and wanting to quit I need to remember days like this and remind myself that those changes are really happening in me, and because they are I know I can reach my goals. 🙂