My biggest reflection from week nine is that I was over confident. This is a rabbit hole I fall into quite often while trying to lose weight. I have a really good week for weight loss like I did on week eight, then in a true self sabotaging action I get lax on my “food rules”. This week it was some Peeps Oreos on Sunday and Monday, extra biscuit (or 2) with dinner on Sunday, a box of mini Charleston Chews on Tuesday and a whole pint of frozen yogurt on Wednesday. Thankfully my brain snapped back after that pint of froyo. I stood in my kitchen and actually said out loud “WHAT IS YOUR DEAL?” The Oreos and biscuits were foods that were brought into the house by someone else, but I chose to eat them and I chose to not track them. The other items I purposefully went out and purchased, I tracked them, but then tried to starve myself out to “make-up” for the points. We all know that is the worst thing you can do to your body. I know it’s horrible, but that was the way my mind bargained for those treats.
When my mind is set on hitting my goal I can have the willpower needed to pass on things I love. For instance on Thursday night my husband came home with 3 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and they were all my favorites – Thin Mints, Samoas and S’mores. Seriously I could have killed him. Thankfully I live in a house of boys and they dogged that box of Samoas in one sitting – however I did snag one (and tracked it) on Thursday night. They cracked open the Thin Mints Friday night and it was a little harder to sit there and watch them eat the cookies. This time the little guy got in on the cookie action and that box was gone in 5 minutes. Again I had only 1 cookie (and tracked it). The last box of cookies still remains, but when I scanned it this morning and saw that 2 cookies are 9 points it was enough of a deterrent not to open the box.
Bottom line is, I’m the only one that can stop this particular cycle. I know I’m not alone when it comes to this kind of cycle, because we JUST talked about it in the meeting room last Sunday. I set myself some really reasonable and attainable goals this week. All I have to do is follow them!
* Drink 120 oz of water per day
* Track EVERYTHING
* 30 minutes of yoga daily
* No candy
I’m looking forward to a much better week. Even if all I do is eliminate the bad behaviors from last week, I’m making progress in the right direction.