I reached my goal last week....I exercised three times. A total of 4.5 hours. (Tuesday Zumba for one hour......Wednesday zumba for 2 hours....and Sunday walk on the canal for one and a half hours. So I can say that my goals for this past week were met!
One week at a time.....only focusing on one week. The focus on this week will be keeping my eating on target ALL week. (ok, my goal is actually for 6 days...but I'm secretly aiming for 7 days). And that's all I'm worried about...eating right all week. (ok, so there was an incident with a piece of red velvet cake this morning...but not to worry...the rest of the cake went into the garbage can immediately after I realized that I scarfed down a piece of cake for breakfast...but you know what...I'll just have to be a bit more careful the rest of the day. The day is not shot! I can still pull this one off). One week. I can do one week!
Ohhh should I say that the one week will encompass my husbands birthday? It will encompass some time off of work in which we will be out and about. Birthday cake??? I can do it! I sit back and think about making it through that landmine and I get sad. I feel like I'll be denying myself and it will be sad and just miserable. But looking back....it isn't miserable. When I'm in control...I'm actually happier with myself. There is a sense of pride a sense of empowerment. I want that. And next monday...I'm going to have it! I can do it!
I'm appalled once again at our society and what is acceptable. Last night we went to pizza hut. Todd and I ordered the dinner for two. If you haven't been to pizza hut for a while let me tell you about the dinner for two. It used to be a medium pizza, two salads and two drinks. Pretty darn good deal. Then they added breadsticks.....and just last night we found out that they also added a dessert to it. For twenty bucks you get two drinks, a medium pizza, an order of breadsticks, two salads and an order of dessert sticks. HELLO......can we say that's WAY TOO MUCH FOOD FOR TWO PEOPLE. I'm ashamed to admit.....I ate a lot of food. I ate to the point of being sick to my stomach. And I've vowed taht the next time we go to pizza hut (we don't go often...maybe once or twice a year) we will NOT be getting the dinner for two. We will get the pizza and maybe the salads and of course the drinks. I don't care that we may end up paying the same amount or even more money to get less food. I will NOT have that much food brought to the table for TWO PEOPLE! Appalling! (now on the flip side......it would have been perfect for 4 people!) And we wonder why obesity is on the rise?????