Happy Labor Day!
I hope you guys will stay strong on this holiday and remember there are so many decadent options available to you that keep you on plan and fill you up, too! Need some ideas? Check out these Labor Day menu ideas I put together!
Yesterday was rough on me! Not because of my recipes (even the deliciously decadent ones), but because of my snack choices in the form of nuts and soy…and about three SF candies.
Believe it or not, those few things were almost all it took to derail me for an entire day.
You might think the terrific Dessert Pizza recipe I posted this morning would be an issue, but it wasn’t. When I stick to small portions of nuts and maltitol-sweetened sweets, I’m fine. My recipes help me to lose weight. Yesterday I just really over-snacked. I over-maltitol-ed (more on that in “what I learned” below) and the results were almost disastrous. Another reason to journal EVERYTHING (which I’m now doing again, and with gusto).
While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on and help you hold you when you’re so slim you blow away when you sneeze.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: Diet Coke (I slept in. Ahhhh)
Lunch: All-beef hot dog, shredded cheese, onion and mustard + Diet Hansen’s Root Beer
Dinner: Red Robin lettuce-wrapped Guacamole bacon burger and a side salad + Diet Coke
Notes: I did really well today! I ate healthfully, had plenty of vegetables, protein, and fat. There’s no TOPS meeting tomorrow since it’s a holiday, so I have to wait another week for an official weigh-in. I drank 2 bottles of water up at the property while working and it was wonderful.
Special thanks to my sweet babboo (pictured right) for keeping me in delicious, grilled proteins!
We stacked wood at the property today, so I was able to stay out of the kitchen a little more and get some fresh air.
Today I Learned:
Sticking with it makes all the difference.
I repeat: Sticking with it makes the difference.
Yesterday I was feeling pretty uggy after eating the soy-laced almonds AND the servings of macadamia nuts. It affected me to the point where I wanted to eat a whole bag of popcorn later.
I had the popcorn in my hands. I justified that I planned to eat it and who would care? I justified “Who would know?” But the answer is, “I would care. And I would know.”
As imperfect as some of my food choices made me feel (the nuts, the SF candies and the soy), I went to my room, read and fell asleep. Today I thank my rational self for putting the popcorn down and for backing away slowly.
It goes to show I’ve grown up. A bloaty, ugh day doesn’t have to get worse. You are always in control.
Even if you feel like you’re *this* close to failure, step back, go to your room, imagine yourself healthy and happy and know that these crazy, out of control feelings only last a few minutes.
Hang in there! We’re a week in! You can do this. I know it.
How are you doing so far?