I think most of us face challenges in our weight loss journey every day. I will wake up in the morning with a “Just Do It” attitude and then temptation comes along. When I logged into Facebook this morning, the first thing I saw was a huge picture of Krispy Kreme Donuts. They actually aren’t all that appealing to me, because they’re so sweet. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still eaten 1 or 2 while they were sitting in the break room. (once upon a time)
I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the biggest challenges for me is eating out. Especially Mexican food. Placing that bowl of chips and salsa in front me is a recipe for disaster because I can’t stop. I did really good Monday through Wednesday this week. I brought my breakfast, lunch and snacks from home to make sure I wasn’t tempted to make any bad choices. Then yesterday happened. An old co-worker was in town, so a few of us had plans to meet up with him for lunch. My friend Jill’s favorite place right now is a Mexican restaurant called Los Portales.
Let me rewind to yesterday morning. Normally I prep my coffee pot the night before and set the automatic timer to go off before I leave for work. This way I can pour my coffee in a travel mug and have it with me on my hour drive to work. Well, I forgot to make the coffee, so instead of just dealing with the free coffee at work, I used it as an excuse to stop at Dunkin Donuts. I ordered a large Iced Latte Lite and an Egg White Veggie Flatbread for a total of 440 calories. That’s a lot considering I decided not to have overnight oats every morning because they were right around 350 calories.
I do realize once you’ve “slipped up”, the whole day isn’t shot. Just dust yourself off and make good choices at the next meal. Not that difficult, right? I knew we were going out for Mexican for lunch, so I spent the morning telling myself that there had to be a “healthier” choice on the menu. I could always order 2 chicken soft tacos, ditch the rice and beans and only put a few chips and salsa on my plate.
Did I do that? Of course not. I mindlessly devoured a gazillion chips and salsa while catching up with my friend and had a Chicken Chimichanga and beans for my meal. What is my problem?! I realize some of you may think I’m being hard on myself and some of you might be thinking that I’m sabotaging myself. I agree that I’m sabotaging myself. Where is my willpower when I need it most? Granted, no one else was concerned with what they were eating, but I need to focus on me and the choices I need to be making. So, either I curl up into a shell and be even less social than I’ve been or dig deep and ask myself how bad I really want this.
I didn’t take a picture of my lunch nor did I track it, I just spent the afternoon being angry with myself. Today is a new day filled with new opportunities to Just Do It.
**Confession - Normally, I type my blog posts at night and set them to publish in the morning. Last night I stared at my laptop for over an hour trying to come up with some stupid Five for Friday or Friday the 13th post so I wouldn’t have to talk about yesterday. Instead, I went to bed and told myself I would type my post in the morning. So, here I am.
If you were hoping to hear that a weight loss journey is centered around puppies, unicorns and rainbows on a daily basis, I’m sorry to ruin that for you. :) I’m faced with challenges every day, I just need to adjust the way I’m dealing with them.
Thank you for listening! Have a wonderful Friday and make sure to come back this weekend. I’m working on an awesome post that I know you’ll all enjoy!