Thursday, August 1, 2013

Accountability with Dinner Events

If you read yesterday's post, then you'll know that I have new goals for August!

August's Goals

  • Break out of the 230's
  • Track calories for 6/7 days a week
  • Exercise for 4/7 days a week
  • Drink 64 ounces of water daily
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep a day

  • Being that the first day of August is on a Thursday, this is a short week. Just because it is a short week, however, doesn't mean that it's going to be any easier. I am really determined to make this week as great as I can with the limited amount of time available.

    Also in this short week, I have some challenges to overcome.

    Thursday: Game night and dinner with the in-laws
    Friday: Rehearsal dinner for my friend's wedding
    Saturday: Wedding

    Attending these events are not what is challenging. I am truly excited for each event as they will each bring me joy in their own way. As anyone who is trying to lose weight can relate, the challenging part of these events will be the food. The dinner tonight, the dinner tomorrow and the dinner provided at the wedding on Saturday. It's hard to stay within my calorie range when I don't know how many calories go in to each dish. Thus, attending these events, especially all within three consecutive days, is challenging for me.

    The thing that will get me through the next three days is going to be accountability. I am going to report back on how each event went, how well I did and/or where I struggled.

    This short week is going to be a transition. There are 4 full weeks to be had in August, and I look forward to holding myself accountable for each one of them.

    How much does "Accountability" affect your journey of healthy living?


    1. I wish you luck on your weekend. Accountability is my motto right now, I will make it be known till I am blue in the face that I am serious about my wight loss, and I think making sure everyone knows helps being accountable easier, because you know they are watching you.

    2. It is so frustrating how great days with family and friends and equate to BAD days for exercise and eating. As I write a daily summary, I note "bad,ok,good" as the day for eating/exercise. My BAD days are almost always GREAT days that I really enjoyed *Ü*

      I'm trying to find the balance of staying accountable and not letting it get in the way of relationships. I get in a mode where I just want to stay home where I can get in my exercise and eat how I need. Sometimes I start looking at activities with negativity. Hubby wanted to go out the other night for a quick dessert date, but I hadn't budgeted the calories so I said no. Then I got to thinking, which is more important, going over a bit or having some time together? I know, we need to figure out some non-edible date ideas. I know there are ways to make them work, it's just really hard!