So after a couple of less than successful weeks, this one was great. My head is back in the game, I made some delicious meals and I’m feeling really positive about this journey.
My success this week is definitely contributed to being more prepared. I had a big batch of soup ready to take for lunches, leftover roasted vegetables from dinner ready to add to my salad the next day and cooked brown rice and quinoa in the fridge ready for a quick stir fry after work.
I also overcame a few hurdles this week that I’m proud of myself for. After a stressful meeting at the end of a work day, I came home angry. All I wanted to do was stuff my face and hit a drive-thru; and I was close to doing so. But I took a step back, thought it through and started making dinner. Since I wanted French fries, I made some, with actual real potatoes, and they hit the spot.
I also avoided cupcakes. It was my sons birthday which means taking cupcakes to school and I didn’t have a single one. I actually wasn’t even interested in them at all. Phew!
This week I’ve really been trying to focus on listening to myself. When I’m shoving junk food in my mouth, I know I shouldn’t be but I do it so mindlessly and don’t think about it until I’m angry at myself later. So now I’m trying to think about what I’m doing, taking a minute to recognize a temptation and move past it.
After this week I’m optimistic about the next few weeks. Last week I was ready to quit, thinking, who wants to read about me failing week after week? But now I’m hopeful that I can stay the course. As long as I stay prepared and focused, I know I can do this, and I want to do this.