Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Unrealistic goals and getting back on track

Last week, for a fleeting few hours, I decided to eat a WW menu for the week. I even posted the menu (for one day) on the blog. Long story short, that did not happen. I never even bought the groceries. Although, I did try some chocolate soy milk that was delicious and I did eat a veggie heavy stir fry on Friday evening.

My week has not gone super smoothly so far, diet and exercise wise. I ate a huge unhealthy dinner on Thursday night, I ate two(!) huge slices of pizza on Friday night (in addition to dinner) and I pigged out on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I also completely stopped exercising, from Saturday-Monday. However, I am here to tell you that I am not overridden with guilt. These things happen (even for healthy people) and the imporant thing is that you get back on track. So yesterday, I ate healthy and worked out for 45 minutes on the elliptical. It felt really good to get back on track and I'm determined to have a good day today. (FYI--there were some life factors that got in my way this past week: drama with guys, too much drinking, visiting my family, etc...)

Today, the plan is to eat my typical breakfast of oatmeal and banana (it may be boring, but it's filling, yummy, and cheap!), a subway sandwich with baked chips for lunch, and a chicken stir fry for dinner. I'm also going to my Body Pump class after work--my friend Allison is meeting me there so I can't get out of it :)

On other news, I met a new guy named N--same name as my ex--so we'll call him NZ. We went out last Friday and last night and things seem to be going well. Last night, we went out for crab legs, beer, and Pho soup. It was both yummy and healthy. NZ is also very health conscious so it doesn't look like it's going to be too difficult to stick to my plan while dating him. I plan on taking things VERY SLOW with NZ, so I'll keep you updated.

Anyway, I have to get back to work. Happy Hump day!


  1. Good for you for getting back on track so quickly! In some ways I think its good to go off track for a few days and get all the junk food/overeating out of your system so you're ready to start fresh. Good luck!

  2. I feel like I am living vicariously through you in this post. I have been all of track from emotional life stuff lately and I just don't know what the heck is going on! We can get on track together!

  3. Good for you! I had a weekend like this a couple of weeks ago, and while it felt REALLY enjoyable to just indulge and not care for a couple of days, I was miserable Monday-- not really guilty, but more so just feeling gross and sluggish, since my body has gotten so used to being fed healthy stuff. The best thing that I could have done (and did!) was get back into my healthy eating/exercise routine. It definitely helped me to realize that a weekend off, while not the most positive tool on this WLJ, is definitely needed every now and then, both for my sanity, and also to help me realize how far I've come from how I used to eat all. of. the. time. Have fun at Body Pump!

  4. Kinda sounds like my weekend. Today I'm doing a double workout. Congrats on getting back OP.

  5. Thank you for writing that! I have slipped off some these past few weeks, but i really don't feel guilty about it. I am maintaining my current weight and even bought two pairs of jeans a size smaller than i am used to. Sometimes we do need to slack off and enjoy ourselves and get back on track when it is right for us, not just becuase a book or website tells us too. love your blog!

  6. Thank you for all your supportive comments! I'm blown away by how many people can relate to what I'm going through.

    Your comments definitely inspire me to stick with this WLJ, and I hope that my posts help you as well.