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Update and Goals for July 1st

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I'm still feeling good and following my clean eating. It wasn't easy going clean the first day or two but its getting easier. I'm finding that once you are doing something for so long you don't want to mess up. So far so good.

Just for the record when I say mess up I really try to keep a level head with food. I honestly believe that there aren't good foods or bad foods but it all requires a balance. Right now I'm focused on clean eating so if I were to pick something to eat that wasn't clean, and I found it was a subpar food, then that is a mess up to me. I'm not going to lament but If I'm going to indulge its going to have to be something really good to make it worth it.

So this morning husband runs out of 7-11 and brings back donuts. As much as I like donuts I was able to leave them alone. I reminded myself of how they leave that greasy aftertaste and feeling in my mouth. How its really not worth it to me. My poor husband actually apologized because he forgot I was really trying to eat clean. LOL. I told him it was ok. If he would have brought chocolate cake home we would have had a problem.

Last night we cooked out and I chose 2 BBQ chicken legs (no skin) over a hamburger or hotdog and an ear of corn (plain) and a small potato with spray butter. It was all very good. Ideally I know BBQ isn't clean but I wasn't the cook and I enjoyed everything I ate. To me that is a win.

That is my focus for the week. Keep it up on the clean foods...really think before I eat something. Is it really, really worth it? If I continue to keep up on seeing the scale drop then I'll be able to stay motivated in this respect. I think before I would keep grabbing stuff here and there because I was never seeing the scale move. It was a bad cycle.

I'm confessing that I'm a little worried about the 4th of July. We are going to a family member's house for a cookout. I'm not sure what she is going to have but I do think I'm going to bring a veggie platter along, bottled water, and maybe an apple and banana for later (there is going to be fireworks). As long as I keep asking myself... Is it really worth it? , have my extra little foods, I'll be good.

I don't want to break my streak now!
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  • CHANGINGSAM
    I think your streak (along with planning) will help you get through the 4th. Honestly, you are doing wonderfully thus far. You are choosing healthier options already! So, you just have to remember to eat until you are full and choose the healthier options - lots of vegetables and fruits. Add a source of protein. You can do this! No worries!

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    P.S. I am not sure what time you are going to the cookout, but you could eat a small snack (something with protein/fiber - nuts?) to help keep your hunger at bay. This will prevent you from overeating!
    3278 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2012 10:46:55 AM
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