What a fantastic week! I can't remember the last time I felt so good and so clear headed about what I am doing. It all makes sense again. It all feels within my reach! And I am so proud of how I handled this past week. Let me count the ways-
- I worked out 6 days, which I normally do. But I really challenged myself and worked harder than usual. (My hamstrings are still killing me from my pilates class Sunday morning!)
- I did not eat in my bedroom at all! This was a monumental accomplishment and so far the longest streak I've had. I feel like the new habit of not allowing myself to mindlessly eat while I'm on the computer, or disgustingly eat in bed is finally going to be conquered!
- I re-evaluated my 'no eating within 2 hours of bed' rule and realized that most nights, this is just not possible for me because of my schedule. I came to terms with it and decided it was OK for me to eat within that window as long as I am eating my daily points/meeting the daily heath guidelines. However, it is NOT OK for me to eat close to bedtime for the purpose of having "just one more snack". Also, after I am done eating, I brush my teeth immediately (instead of waiting a while). This has also helped tremendously since I do not want to eat after that.
- I had 2 challenges that I handled beautifully-
Sunday: I had dinner with my Dad and brother at a restaurant (I've mentioned before I do not like restaurants and very seldom eat out). I made sure to plan around the event, I ate before I went out and I reminded myself how to handle the dreaded restaurant situation. I did awesomely!
- I tracked 7 days straight - every day since Tuesday - including through the weekend! I have been tracking very inconsistently lately, but the weekends have always been a challenge, so this was a huge success! This means I can *finally* put that Bravo sticker on my star catcher from about 3 weeks ago. To show off my awesome numbers, here's a screen shot of my week from the eTools tracker (I barely even dipped into my weekly/activity points)!
I'm in such a fantastic place right now. I know I've been here before, but as corny as it sounds, this time feels different. I feel really empowered. I've been so much more conscious of my food choices and why I'm eating, and I've been able to think objectively about food instead of feeling controlled by it. This is how I my relationship with food should be, and I'm going to do everything I can to keep this relationship healthy.