This week started out strongly but eventually morphed into a wastebasket filled to the brim with failure.
I started out the week eating healthily. Meal prepping on Mondays saves me a lot of time, money, and energy. I exercised Monday and Wednesday and used Tuesday as a day to catch up on much needed sleep.
Then it happened…
On Thursday, I ventured down to the little convenience store in my office building. No bigger than a walk-in closet, the store provides plenty of items like bottled water, pop (not soda), popcorn, sugary sweets, chips, deli sandwiches, hummus, and the like. I averted my eyes from temptation; pivoting to stare toward the healthy snacks nearest the entryway. But the small wooden rack packed with plastic covered, machine manufactured food items in the back of the store called out to me. I struggled, lifted up one leg to pull myself toward the items I needed to fulfill my body. But I gave in. The culprit:
A “Greek Yogurt”Double Chocolate Chip Muffin
I put the Greek Yogurt in quotes because that’s typically only added to make the item seem healthier. It isn’t. Don’t fall for it. It’s still a packaged muffin pumped with preservatives, sugars, simple carbs, and 580 calories. There’s nothing nutritious about a packaged muffin. Nothing, I tell you.
So, yeah. I gave that muffin what it was asking for and felt like shit immediately after eating it. I tried to make myself feel better about it by convincing myself that I was taking my sweet time with it instead of shoving it into my mouth like I always do. I didn’t feel better, though…
After that moment, I had officially barrel-rolled off the wagon.
By Friday, I had already quit my workouts, ate a piece of cake that some a*clown brought in, and began overeating every meal. On Saturday night, I inhaled a batch of mozzarella sticks and a whole small pizza in one sitting before going out to a Halloween party (where, in fact, I saw my ex).
But with that being said, I know I can do this. I’ve lost the weight before; I can do it again.
Consistency is so important at this point of my journey.
Measurable goals could be what I need to implement to get me going.
I need to:
- Be consistent. No overeating. Eat slowly.
- Workout at least four times/week (even on vacation)
- Don’t allow this week’s vacation to throw you off balance. You’re stronger than temptation no matter the setting.
- Lose 1.5 pounds this week
End of Week One Weight: 239 lbs (3 pound gain)
Week Two Goal: 237.5 lbs