Well, Valentine’s week was nice and busy around here. With the busy schedule I found it harder to make time to get some intentional exercise in, and then the cravings for goodies was crazy.
I was also exhausted; to the point that I went back to bed after taking my son to school on Wednesday and fell into a deep sleep for two hours.
That’s when it hit me… it must be ‘that time’. I’m not sure if the tiredness was due to that, but the cravings certainly seemed to be.
The good thing is I went ahead and tracked almost every day, allowed myself that day to rest and recoup, and I didn’t beat myself up for the treats. I know I need to live within healthy boundaries to be healthier, but I don’t believe in restricting myself to the point of self deprivation.
I wanted those yummy baked goods and enjoyed my fill and then put the rest in the freezer for my daughter to enjoy when she comes home during Spring Break.
I didn’t earn my blue dots for staying within my healthy smart point range the five days I wanted for the week, but I decided this is about life and while those blue dots are motivating me to stay on track each day in the long term it’s not going to matter that one week was a bit off.
After a week straying from “the plan” I was expecting a gain at weigh-in on Monday. I was only up 0.6 of a lb, so my efforts to not throw all caution to the wind for the week helped me keep the gain to a minimum.
I’ll take it. And now I keep going forward.
Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!
This ‘journey’ to health and weight loss is about finding out what works for our individual bodies and what works for us emotionally! Sometimes we have to cave and satisfy the inner beast that is demanding something less than healthy! Otherwise it will get ugly really quick and when it gets ugly, it’s easy to give up!!!! That said, try to curb those five days and then hop right back on the blue dot band wagon! This is a war…pick your battles wisely!!