Up until Friday, I was doing just fine sticking to my Wholesome food plan, now that I made the decision to add a little dairy and a little Splenda (basically, my morning coffee) back into the mix.
And then Friday hit. I was doing great during breakfast and lunch. Work was busy, and I ended up working a little later than planned to get a project finished and returned before I knocked off for the day. But then the evening hit. My hands and feet were hurting from the psoriasis. I found out that my personal trainer was let go from the gym (apparently he didn’t have enough clients, which really surprised me because he’s a fantastic trainer). My back had been hurting for a couple of days due to walking funny from my feet hurting. And I was just feeling stressed. So I did it. I went to the forbidden cabinet—the one that has stuff in it that I’m not supposed to be eating during this challenge . . . along with some stuff that I shouldn’t be eating at all. Like toaster pastries. Like frosted cherry toaster pastries. A brand new box of frosted cherry toaster pastries that hadn’t been opened, which was why I didn’t throw it away 19 days before, because it seemed so wasteful. So I had two of them as a snack.
Yes, I fell. I made the decision to eat something completely off plan. That was my choice. I embraced the fact I was making that choice when I did it.
But you know what? I don’t regret it. Not really. Because not only did it give me horrific heartburn afterward, throwing away an open box of toaster pastries while in the midst of that heartburn was really easy.
Today, I’ve been watching food-prep videos from YouTube Vlogger Alyssia at Mind Over Munch to get myself motivated to go in and plan and prep for the upcoming week, which I’m going to do as soon as I post a few meal ideas from the last few days.
How are you doing?
Jump up, get right back on that horse, and keep on riding!
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Hi there. New here and really enjoy your site. It seems like that is me on mist weekends so this weekend I was thinking, reflecting and planning (while getting a massage, LOL) that I will make a pledge to be more aware and NOT have any sugar or carbs till my 50th birthday, Dec 28th. I’m hoping that digging my heels in and making that promise to myself my help me stay on track. Thank you for your site and your help!!! 💖💖💖💖
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Hi, Tracy! That’s quite a goal. It might be easier, though, if you break it down into smaller steps. “I’m not going to eat sugar this week” or “I’m not going to eat sugar for the next 14 or 30 days.”
This is something I learned with writing. I can’t sit down at the computer and say, “I’m going to write my novel right now.” It’s too overwhelming. But if I sit down and tell myself, “I’m going to write for one hour and see what comes out” or “I’m going to write 1,000 words,” I’m much more likely to accomplish that. And then the next day, it’s easier to do the same thing—because I already know I can accomplish it.
I’m happy you’re finding the blog helpful. Hope to hear more from you!