A Rough Day
Saturday, January 28, 2017
I'm having a rough day. I need to say that. Because that is what this is. I need to make sure I understand that that is ALL this is. It is NOT an attempt at self sabotage. I am NOT quitting. I am NOT giving up. It is just a day where I have not been "perfect" and may continue not to be "perfect" for the remaining hours that I am awake. It is unrealistic to think that every day I will stick to my WW points and my plan 100%. Remember, I did not develop my unhealthy habits overnight. I can't expect to replace them all overnight. I AM going to have days like this one. The secret to success is not to get bogged down by them. Acknowledge them, learn from them and move on.
So what am I learning from today:
1) Planning is important. I can't just wing it. There are too many options to trip me up if I have to make a decision when I'm hungry or bored or frustrated or whatever. A plan is important.
2) Shopping and stocking my kitchen is critical to my success. If I don't have a plan at least I need to ensure that there are healthy choices right under my nose.
3) I need to make sure that EVERY meal I eat is well rounded. Meals need to be less about points and more about substance. I need to add more fruits and vegetables. Make them an event not just a quick grab. I've gotten a bit sloppy about the content of my meals, only focusing on the point value. I'm most successful when I make sure there is balance in nutritional value, taste, texture, colors, aromas...all the stuff that makes them lasting.
That's all for now. Just needed to talk a little sense into myself and refocus my energy. I was slipping into that I'm-the-poor-victim, I'll-never-be-able-to-stick-to this mode. That's totally wrong, unhelpful and a place I don't want to return to.
So I'm off to have a little bit of Halo Top ice cream. Yes, I am probably well over my WW points for the day, but that's just how today is going down.
Tomorrow is another day.