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.