Today is weigh-in day, and I’m honestly not sure how I’ll do. I didn’t eat as well as I normally do while I was in Vegas. And while I watched my portions, only eating half of a bacon cheeseburger and eating mashed potatoes instead of french fries, I certainly cannot say I made the best choices.
Facing The Music
I did attempt to make healthy choices most days, but I was not in my regular exercise routine either. When we ate at Spago, one of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, I ordered chicken breast and removed the skin. And we stayed at the Venetian which is gigantic so I did a lot of walking to and from my room as well as shopping for hours on end. I also walked the length of the strip one day and over half of it the day before. We’ll see if the scale thinks that was enough.
Josh (who, by the way, is in sick shape) and I shared this banana cream pie one evening, and between the two of us, we still left over half of the dessert uneaten. But as you can see, I did enjoy some delicious treats while I was there.
This strawberry sorbet from the Forum Shoppes at Caesar’s was also decent though I was not pleased that they charged my credit card $19.00 for it. But hey…it was cheap compared to the drinks that were $37.00. And it did only contain 80 calories per serving. Speaking of drinks, I had several alcoholic drinks one evening as well. Just keeping it real. 😉
I did eat fruit when I was away. I enjoyed a banana almost daily and I ate the biggest apple I’ve ever eaten on my way up to my room. I tried to use fairly good judgment, and I did control my portions as well.
When I got home, I enjoyed the Superbowl then almost immediately got back into my exercise routine. I did a lot of sweating Monday and Tuesday, but skipped working out today in an attempt to keep from getting sick. Apparently, I’m still not 100%. Do you think it’s because the window is open at night even during low temps and snowfall? Just wondering.
Anyway, whatever the scale says tomorrow, I’ll try not to be too upset about it. After all, I had a fabulous time, and I know that when I’m doing what I’m supposed to do, I lose weight. Regardless of tomorrow’s weigh-in, I’m confident that I’ll feel good about stepping on the scale next week. And at this point, that has to be good enough.
I think that one of the most important factors in losing weight is to get back on track even when you could have done better the day before. We are not failures because we eat foods that are bad for us on occasion. We are not failures unless quit trying. It’s a long road, and there will be bumps. Sometimes the bumps will even be worth it. But if we get right back into a healthy routine then we’ll see success unfold before us.
My goal for this week is to make choices that I’ll be happy I made next Thursday. What are your goals for the week?