Well, I made it! I had a terrific week counting calories and I made the gym three times...all those goals were met.....until Easter Sunday (ugh)!
It has always been a family tradition to get together at my parents' place for dinner over the holidays, birthdays, etc.....Easter being one of them. While I expected to have something simple this year (turkey or ham), Dad decides to make both! Yikes!
My father is an unbelievable cook. He should have been a chef (but then again, imagine how much bigger I would be if that were the case....plus he'd make me pay to eat there, ha ha ha). The dinner was divine! I did portion control, however, I did not post on my food diary all day. Had I done so, I would have known what I had to work with by dinner time. I am sure, not keeping the diary resulted in 1.5 times my normal daily allowance...and that's not good!
Luckily I stayed the same at weigh-in Monday night. I was kicking myself in the arse because I was down by Saturday. I would have had a loss! BUT........it wasn't a gain! I am thankful for that (someone was looking out for me.....unfortunately it wasn't me).
As motivating as I can be, we all falter sometimes. It's human nature. I am not giving up that easily. It was one day out of a few weeks.......not bad! It was also the springboard I needed to work hard this week, track my food EVERY DAY, and stick with it!
It has been proven, time and time again, that if you measure and keep a diary, and become more active than you were before, the weight will come off!
This is a lifestyle change. No tv diets are going to do the same. It is not realistic to think that $300 worth of mail order, pre-packaged foods is going to be your eating habits for the rest of your days! We need to work with the foods we know and eat every day. We CAN have a treat now and then....don't deprive yourself. You just have to control the portions and put it in your diary. Once you hit your limit, that's it for the day......sorry folks! If you want to lose the weight, this is how it has to be.....for life!
I have said this before. My biggest issue is eating in the evening, usually emotionally triggered. This is why I have to bank my calories earlier in the day, because I know I will want to use them later on. Believe it or not.........it works!
One last thing about cravings (and boy do I get them). If you have a craving, go for the craving. Don't eat around it! I've been guilty of this too. By not going directly for the craving you could easily consume and additional 300-500 calories and still end up going for the craving after that, easily blowing your day (maybe even your week). This was a hard lesson for me to learn, but I'm winning the battle!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Put Easter behind you. Tomorrow is a brand new day, and you're worth it!