It’s the middle of the week so I thought I would check in. My eating so far has been better. It’s been better than last week by a long shot. I’ve been eating mostly meals prepared at home this week. The only exception has been lunch at the office. Yesterday’s lunch was a six-inch sub and a small bowl of fruit. Today, I only had a sandwich. Tonight we’re having salad and leftover stew. I asked my husband to cut the portion size of the stew and make six portions instead of four. The fact that we’re sticking to one portion at meal time is a BIG improvement for us.
Evening snacking is still an issue, but I’m cutting back. Last night I had a conversation with hubby about the ice-cream bars. Oh those ice-cream bars are so dreamy. I wish my sister would not have discovered and shared them with us. I told him that they are too much of a temptation right now to be in the house. If they are here, I will eat them. We agreed that he would not buy any next week and then only one box the following week. I think this approach will help us both. I think he could go without an evening snack easier than I could, or so he keeps telling me. If that is the case and the ice cream isn’t in the house I think I will do much better. We’re going to try drinking hot tea instead. We’ve done it before and survived, so we can do it again.
Exercise is not happening right now. It’s on my mind a lot and I have some desire to move more. Right now though, I am not going to worry about it. If it happens, it happens. This month my focus is on the food. Once I get a decent handle on my eating I will kick up the activity. Hopefully my knee pain will lessen by the time I am ready to start.
Thanks for all the great comments on my last post. They really picked up my spirits and help motivate me to be stronger this week. You guys are GREAT!
That’s about all I have for today. How’s your week going so far? Will it be a successful one?