Today is Thursday which means it’s almost time to step on the scale. I’m nervous because I was away last week, and while I didn’t do anything horrible, I definitely didn’t eat as well as I would have if I had been at home.
If you read my blog then you know that I travel a lot, and I feel so lucky to go to such beautiful places so often. I definitely would not trade my traveling habits for a pound or two of loss, but I would like to feel confident that I can go away and still lose weight.
I did a lot of walking while I was in Colorado, but I didn’t hit the gym or do much intense cardio. But I did not snack much while I was away. I ate a high fiber breakfast everyday then ate lunch and dinner with everyone else. And while I had a couple bites of an unhealthy treat, I said no to myself a lot. And I’m getting better at that.
I like fudge and caramel apples and other chocolate goodies, but not as much as weighing a little less when I step on the scale. So the day that I did induldge in a mid-afternoon snack, I ate a bite instead of the whole piece of candy. And every time I skipped eating something decadent, I made a mental note to give myself a pat on the back. 😉
I honestly don’t know what the scale will show today, but I have seen an improvement in myself regardless. I’m learning to make good choices, and I’m trying to balance my lifestyle so I never have to change it again.
And I’m happy to say that regardless of what happens on the scale, I’m back into my routine. I don’t have any trips planned for the immediate future so I should be able to concentrate on my healthy lifestyle without interruption.
Wish me luck today because I really did try to do well with my eating. And I climbed around on big rocks in the Garden of the Gods to get a little more exercise which is something I would not have attempted six months ago. That deserves a pound of loss, doesn’t it? 😉