august has kicked my butt!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
wow, august was tough. I thought it was going to be fairly easy and uneventful. not so true. unexpected nights out, unplanned weekend activities, food plans and menus that didn't happen as planned. after dh's birthday yesterday I think I'm safe to say the craziness is over. though the weekend is still looming. plan free, so far...
I am so looking forward to getting back on track in September. I haven't looked, but I think I gained 5 lbs in august. ouch! that's five on top of the 15 and 10 I've gained since march. eek! this is not good! this is a downward spiral that needs to end immediately! on a positive note, I've worked out like a boss in august. so proud of that accomplishment.
I usually wait until after labor day has passed to get back on the wagon I fall off of during the summer. it's so late in the year this year though that I'm getting back on track on Saturday. just as soon as I go grocery shopping Saturday morning. heh. that gives me 3.5 days to get all the junk out of the house. thankfully there isn't a lot since I sent some stuff with dh the past couple days to take to work. I think we're down to tortilla chips and some not so healthy dips in the fridge. now I just need to take inventory and build up some healthy meal plans.
as you probably know, I tend to make great goals and plans for myself and then do my best to sabotage everything. I'm done doing that! no more! I like to have goals because it gives me something to focus on. i have to get over screwing everything up. so my goals for September are to track and avoid sugar. i have a horrible sweet tooth and it needs to be remedied. i stress eat at work and always reach for sugar. it's not good. and it's getting out of control. I'm doing better with my soda drinking, but it's still too much.
as for tracking, I'm pretty good with it til i mess up. then i go into my all-or-nothing mode and screw up everything. I'm really going to focus on that. if i make good choices I'm better at tracking, so if i avoid sugar i'll feel better about how my tracker looks and what i record in it.
i do have a couple things planned for September. nothing unmanageable. labor day, our anniversary and a wedding. i'll plan healthy menus for labor day. i have no idea what our anniversary will consist of, but i'll pre-plan and do my best. the wedding i'll be going into blindly, but i think i can manage. i went to a wedding the week before last and did real well. the food was more on the healthy side and i said no to cake. woot! hopefully that can all be repeated in a couple weeks.
and water! omg, I'm a water fanatic and I've been awful with it lately. that needs to change.
I'm really looking forward to what the next month brings. I'm trying to go easy on myself, but i know i can do this and achieve some great progress. i just can't give up!
now, I'm off to plan my menu.