It’s Tuesday so it must be weigh in time! I’m down 2.4 lbs this week and I’m only 1.1 lbs away from an awesome 50% of my body weight lost.
This week was a tough one – my company had our Q2 inventory on Saturday, requiring a six-day work week. Worse for my diet was the potluck lunch that always occurs the day before (and leftovers for the day of) the inventory. I brought something for the group to share that was not completely diet-friendly (Choosy Beggars’ Singapore Noodles Salad, it was amazingly delicious) but wasn’t too bad either. I took my own lunch, but tried a couple of things people had brought in – one was a Middle-Eastern flatbread thing with meat (amazing) and the other was this pastry thing filled with dulce de leche from one of my Argentinian coworkers. Dude. I can’t talk about it without drooling.
Saturday was good too – I had a brief fling with a small piece of plum-cake and then I moved on. I thought about that cake though – I thought about it a lot. Probably more than a normal person would but I was able to restrain myself from eating another slice and from taking some home when it was offered to me.
This whole thing with the cake made me realize something: sugar makes me a bit crazy – and it’s weird that I never noticed it before. Once I have the tiniest bit of sugar, I just want to keep eating it. And eating it. And eating it. It’s why granola bars are on the banned list in my house once I run out of the ones I currently have. It’s just not worth the temptation. If I want a granola bar, I’ll walk or bike to the grocery store and buy a Cliff or Luna bar (you know, the ones that are sold individually) and consider it a treat. It’s not a treat when I sit and eat three of them whilst surfing the internet.
Even though it was a tough week, I tracked everything. I still have four points left from my 35 weekly points and I didn’t use any of my activity points (hence the loss, I guess).
I had a point when I started writing this post, but then it got lost in my food confessions. Oops.
Oh wait, I remembered what it is!
Just because you have a setback or a tough week, don’t give up. You can still live a normal life and lose weight. It’s normal to eat a pastry or a slice of cake, everyone does it. You can work it into your plan and you can be successful.