I'm proud of myself for this past week. Let me tell ya why. I ate out three times which is not that big of a deal. But TWICE I ate at a Mexican food restaurant. This means unlimited chips and salsa! And guess what, I didn't eat ONE chip. That is amazing! I could eat my weight in chips and salsa. I heart chips and salsa.
When I sat at the table, I thought to myself, is that chip worth the disappointment I will face when I get on the scale. Nope, not worth it. So while everyone else munched away, I sat contently drinking my water, extremely proud of my self control. As far as my main meals, I ordered chicken tortilla soup on the first day and chicken soup the other.
On Saturday, we stopped at a steak house on the way home from the lease. I ordered a grilled chicken breast which I only ate half plus a salad and baked potato with a smidge of butter. Yummo!
Oh, today my supervisor brought me and my coworker valentine cookies. Of course, he left them on my desk the entire day. I didn't eat a single one! I'm on a mission.
Here's my eating plan...I choose to eat small meals and snack throughout the day. It works well for me. I have to snack to have energy to run in the evenings prior to supper plus it keeps your metabolism going. But my snacks consist of carrot/celery sticks, apple and cheese stick, yogurt or whole wheat crackers.
Most importantly, I have an awesome husband that supports me. He gets up every morning to make my oatmeal and pack my lunch. Makes sure I have all my healthy snacks. Will even count out crackers to ensure I eat only one serving size! When we do eat out, he always asks if it's okay with me and if there is something healthy for me to eat there. Plus he allows me to make exercise a priority. His positive support makes all the difference in the world.
With my self control back over my mouth, I accomplished a few other things.
I lost 2 lbs this week.
I decreased my 3 mile time by 2 minutes and 40 seconds in three weeks!
I ran my 5 miles on Saturday just a little faster than last week.
And with all this running, I know my butt jiggle has decreased to at least a 7.
Y'all inspire me to keep going. I hope if you're working on a goal you're making progress.
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