So….Friday we added grains and sugars back into our diet and….
It’s been okay. I have found that I wasn’t really craving sweets, but I did enjoy a nice cup of ice cream Friday night as a treat.
My weekend went very well, considering weekends are usually more free-for-all than not in my eating. I stayed within my calorie budget..until Sunday night.
We met with some friends after our evening church service to catch the second half of the Super Bowl and I ended up eating pizza. I bought a salad and had some of that, but ate more pizza than I needed. And some cinnamon dessert thing, which wasn’t even that good except that it had cinnamon and chocolate on it.
But yesterday I decided I wasn’t going to beat myself up for one meal.
Instead, I decided to beat myself up later for munching my way through half of a Sam’s Club muffin. 300 calories. Yikes!
That was frustrating, because I felt like I was sliding back towards the sugar/junk thing.
I texted my ever-faithful friend about it and she encouraged me that “tomorrow is a new day”.
True. And I’m not going to quit because of eating pizza, ice cream and 1/2 of a huge muffin this week.
Tonight we have a pot luck at Bible Study and that kind of scares me. However, I know what’s being served (the leader’s wife makes the main dish and we bring sides/desserts), so I have a plan. This is like a test for me, because these are the events that throw me off. I’m a social eater..I enjoy eating when others are.
Exercise is going well, so wish me luck with the food. After my bumps in the road I’ll be content with a maintain this week, but I think it’ll take some focus to get it.
Here’s to trying.
Oh, and SIL is doing great!!! She ate pizza with me, but no muffin yesterday (I was nibbling on it throughout the afternoon…).
Taking one day at a time is all you can do – pizza and dessert and a muffin won't derail you. And a maintain after a Kickstart would be a loss in my mind!
Sometimes it's best to think the next meal and not even wait for the next day. It's easy to keep slipping. I know it is a little late for this, but whenever you do some kind of elimination diet, it's best to slowly add one thing at a time. Like no sugar, but a serving of grains a day. Do that for a few days and then up to 2. That gives you a chance to have the things, but know that it is not a free for all.