After my less-than-stellar weigh-in on Friday, I have to admit: I was feeling kind of down on myself.
Although I had the great intention of just pressing onwards and upwards and doubling my efforts this week in an attempt to see some progress on the scale, the first couple of days after the weigh-in didn’t go well, and I think it’s safe to say that my attitude was to blame.
I did fairly well with my food choices on Friday (after the lunchtime Mexican food fiasco, that is). For dinner, I made the summer salad recipe that Alison over at Journey to After featured on her blog last summer.
On Saturday, I also did fairly well (even managing to successfully navigate a dinner outing with my family at a BBQ joint!), but I was still pretty snacky; I did a little grazing that I was unsatisfied with.
On Sunday, my grazing and snacking was even worse… I actually managed to consume 10 PointsPlus worth of ice cream that day.
Yesterday, the snacking and grazing came to a head. I did super well at breakfast, but then I started eating out of boredom, and I didn’t realize that until it was too late. When lunch rolled around, for some reason I thought it’d be appropriate to have some garlic and herb naan for 8 PointsPlus along with 22 Ore Ida sweet potato fries (4 PointsPlus) covered in Ken’s Steak House Lite Chunky Bleu Cheese (1 PointsPlus). I didn’t have any protein or any fruits or veggies—I just ate straight carbs. This lead to more afternoon snacking, and by the time dinner rolled around, I only had 8 PointsPlus left for the day.
By mid-afternoon yesterday, I realized that I’d made a grave mistake. I realized that my eating patterns were inching dangerously close to what they were 9 months ago, so I decided that I needed to turn things around ASAP. On Friday, I’d promised myself that I wasn’t going to use weeklies this week, so I decided that I was going to try to salvage the day and prepare a healthy, low point meal that stayed within my 8 point requirement.
I ended up baking 7 PointsPlus worth of pink salmon with pepper, dill, and fresh lemon juice and then plating it up alongside a big salad made with lettuce, peppers, and 2 Tbsp. of Bolthouse Farms bleu cheese dressing (1 PointsPlus). I also drank 24 oz. of seltzer water with the meal.
I wasn’t satisfied with how my day had been altogether, but I just let it go.
This morning, I woke up a woman on a mission.
I decided to turn my week around for real and to get down to business. I want the scale to move, and I’m the only one with the power to make that happen, so it’s time to get serious.
I made a big breakfast to help keep me full and energized for my day, and everything aside from the mashed avocado was Simply Filling (meaning it was a power food):
So far, so good.
I did get a bit hungry mid-morning and had 10 sour cream and onion Pop Chips for 1 PointsPlus, and I’m OK with that.
I’m taking control of my eating today, and I’m going to make sure that the rest of my day (and the rest of the week!) is just as on point as this meal.
Enough is enough!
Over on my Instagram page, I set some goals for the month of June:
I think that these things are definitely doable, and I’m going to work on accomplishing them each day. Brittany over at Being Happy has offered to help me by being my yoga accountability buddy, so I really think that I should be able to do this!
Another goal that I’ve decided to set for myself is one that goes beyond June: by the end of summer, I’d like to be in the 230s. That means losing about 13 lbs. or so by the time August is through, which I think is manageable. If I can lose more than that, that’d be great, but as of now, this is what I’m aiming for.
Have you guys set any goals for yourself this month or for the summer? If so, drop me a line down below and tell me about it! We can keep each other accountable and help each other meet or surpass our own expectations!
I hope you’re all enjoying your week.
Eat well. Be well.