Catching Up

Well, apparently I wasn’t quite mentally/emotionally ready to commit to the low-carb lifestyle last week. I sabotaged myself with ice cream and cookies all weekend—as in, I went out and purposely bought them and brought them into my house. And it hasn’t helped matters that I’ve been dealing with the strained/pulled muscle in my back, making me not want to do much of anything.

This week, because my chiropractor doesn’t want me doing anything to further exacerbate the injury and to give it time to heal, I won’t be going to Curves for my workouts. I am going to try to get in at least a walk around the block in the evenings, though, just for some kind of activity. But mainly, I’m going to be focusing on making good decisions when it comes to the food I’ll put in my mouth.

For example—I needed to leave the office today at lunchtime to drop off at the post office some congratulatory cards to several of my students who graduated this weekend. So I decided I’d get lunch while I was out. Top of my list: Sonic. No. Can’t do that. Captain D’s. Ooh, battered fried fish! Crispies! Hush puppies!

No! What am I doing to myself???

So, I reset my thinking and decided to drive down another block or so from the post office to Guac—a Qdoba-style Mexican food place—to get a taco salad (minus the shell) with grilled chicken and plenty of salsa, tomatoes, peppers, and other veggies, and about a quarter of a cup of guacamole to mix with the (hottest) salsa for a dressing. YUM! Tasty, satisfying, and ON PROGRAM!

So while I won’t have a weigh-in to report tonight, I will try to be better about keeping up with my food and activity journaling this week in an effort to keep myself on track.

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Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator. www.kayedacus.com
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2 Responses to Catching Up

  1. Good for you with your lunch choice!!
    Don’t beat yourself up. Take a deep breath and start today. Sounds like just what you’re doing.

    I think I’m down a couple more lbs but mostly because I’m sick :/.

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  2. ausjenny says:

    I second Carol. When I decided I had to do something last year I knew I couldn’t afford gyms etc I just walked. I started slow with a walk around the block then added to the block and found with just walking and a few stretches I started to feel better. I didn’t lose much to start partly cos I wasn’t eating that well but over christmas put on way to much that I stopped eating a few things and got serious. I cut out potato crisps as they are one of my down falls and did cut out candy but found I was snacking on things that were not that good so do allow myself a little. But mostly I walked more and made healthier choices. I guess it helps to not like fatty foods. If I eat anything really fatty or oily I feel sick so it tends to put you off that sort of thing.

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