I had a flex day off today...watching the grand-daughters in the morning and getting together with DD in the afternoon and evening. I was glad I had left all my options open for the day so that when DD called me in the morning, I was able to make plans with her. We went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch and then browsed at the mall and The Container Store.
This evening, we went to MIL's home to get a piece of furniture that she was giving to DD. It was a nice time visiting and being with family.
I'm amazed that today is Day 14 of being on-track with my eating and eating in range daily. The scale was a maintenance day today...the wrecking ball is rearing back for a swing at the weight loss wall again. Very cool.
My days have been very varied throughout the two weeks I have been on plan, and yet, with each variation, eating in range and recording my meals has worked. I can do this in all different circumstances...tired, energetic, happy, sad, working, off, with family, alone, eating in and eating out...I can eat in range and record my meals.
I have not given up diet cola or sweets. I just eat the sweets in moderation and record them. It's nice to be able to have the snacks I enjoy and still be on plan and not spinning out of control with my eating. This is working.
I am trying really hard to guard against over-confidence, though. Yes, this works. Yes, I can do this. But, I can also fall back away from this and back into my old routines and out-of-control eating and re-gain everything back. Yep, been here before...and been there before. They both exist. I just have to keep consistently making the choice to go this route.
Hope you all had a good day. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!