Back in the Saddle- Jacqueline Week 4

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.

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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  1. Nikki S February 3, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Wow Jacqueline! You are a true inspiration. I’ve had a couple of challenging weeks myself and felt similar about giving up. Seeing your focus this week has really inspired me and reminded me that this journey is well worth the effort and the dedication to making this new routine a daily habit that will transform our health and our lives for the better. You are amazing xx

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