after eating poorly after pigging out the
first few days I challenged myself to refrain from eating out the rest of the
week. I succeeded and was able to lose
the weight gained during the first part of the week plus a couple of extra
pounds. The challenge wasn’t as
difficult as I had thought it would be, but that doesn’t mean it was easy by
any means. My husband and I have been
eating take-out or dining out more times per week than we prepare meals at home,
My eating for the first few days of this week haven’t matched last week’s poor choices, but I have had a few things that I wish I hadn’t, including a couple of sweet treats. While it hasn’t been a lot, I feel that it could lead to more. I feel like I relaxed a bit and let a little of this or a little of that sneak into my diet. I have decided that cutting out everything that I want to stop eating all at once aka going cold turkey is probably not going to work for me. This doesn’t mean that I am giving myself permission to eat whatever I like. I only mean that I plan to eat less and less of the certain food types until I am 95% or more compliant.
Back to this week….I have had take-out once already and it wasn’t worth it. Before my lazy habits take over and ruin this week, I will challenge myself again. Working to win a challenge or meet a goal seems to motivate me as long as the goal isn’t too far of a stretch or too far in the distance. The challenge this week will be to not eat out more than once between now and Sunday. So like last week, at least four of the remaining days in this week I need to only eat meals prepared at home. It may not sound like much of a challenge to most of you and someday it won’t to me either, but right now it does. If I make it the whole five days, that is even better.
Last week, I prepared my own lunches and a couple of my dinners. My husband did the rest of the cooking and has been doing most of it this week. Even tonight, he’s attempting Broccoli & Beef. A second component to my challenge this week will to cook at least one dinner for my husband. Do I sound like a bad wife? I often wonder what kind of woman doesn’t cook meals for her husband regularly. I do my part around here, don’t worry.
Well that’s about all I have for you today. Have a nice evening.