Monday, June 24, 2013

Life & potential pitfalls...

The past few days have really tested me....in several different ways. Allow me to share.


Day 21- It started off well with a veggie smoothie. I was about to head out to run errands when gma called and asked if she could take the kids and I out to lunch. Of course I said "Yes", but then I had to figure out what to eat at Extreme Pita.  It really wasn't hard, they made me a chicken salad....very basic- just lettuce, mushroom, tomato, cucumber & carrots. I did douse it with a little buffalo sauce, but that was a better option than any other dressings they offered. I ate the homemade "greek salad" after getting home, because the earlier salad was not very satisfying. Dinner was another test. Hubby came home and requested we eat out. He was craving brisket. Soooo, we got a "family meal" with brisket and smoked turkey breast. I went and picked it up then whipped up a huge side of veggies to eat with the meat instead of eating the potato salad, mac 'n cheese & rolls that came with it.  Not an optimal day, but I handled my choices in a way that made me feel good.  This is reality. There are going to be days when I just have to do the best I can...


Day 22- Busy day.  I really didn't feel like cooking breakfast, as you can see. 
I feel like I might be eating too much fruit right now, but I got a whole slew of peaches and nectarines in our CSA box this week and I'm pretty much the only one who eats them in our house. My husband will take a few bites (if I cut it up) & my son does the same. I think I'll freeze some today, just to cut out the "gotta eat it so it doesn't go bad" factor.


Day 23- This day was the epitome of a "hungry day". Seriously. I felt like a bottomless pit for most of the day. It was actual hunger though, so I ate. I wasn't mindlessly eating, I wasn't eating for comfort. My body was calling out for nourishment, so I obliged. I'm hoping today's workout will kick some serious tail since I'm very well fueled.  "Hungry days" are hard though, because it's easy to make poor food choices. Score one for me for avoiding that potential pitfall.

So, all in all I'm pleased with how I've handled situations over the past few days. These particular situations have thrown me off in the past, so it felt good to be aware and handle them.

What pitfalls throw you off your game? How do you deal?



3 comments:

Rachael Mahoney said...

I've only been on my journey for one month and so far celebrating my wedding anniversary a few days ago, threw me off big time. It was a learning experience and I've since learned that I'm not strong enough to allow myself to indulge. I'm just not there yet. You're doing great, though. I love your before and after pictures... awesome.

Gwen said...

Well, I got hooked on some bacon catsup at a restaurant last night. But I had my burger without a bun, so it wasn't a total loss. :)

Jess @ PaleoJess said...

Good job on avoiding the pitfalls! I was only talking to a friend yesterday about eating in a way that is sustainable for life not just the here and now. Making good choices everyday. Nicely done!