Friday, November 18, 2016

Floating Through the Holidays

For when things don't go according to plan...

This has been a weird week. I've been trying to get myself back on track but, I haven't made it through a day under my calorie range for the majority of this week. Eating out for dinner 3 out of the 5 days this week definitely didn't help, but, it was a lot of fun to spend that time out together.

My new morning routine is helping me get through the days a little better but, things just keep popping up. I have a nice anniversary dinner planned with my husband coming up soon, and a girls night dinner planned for tonight. Then I think, "since Thanksgiving is next week, why should I even try to stay on track". 

That's the kind of self-talk and excuses I'm dealing with internally this week. I know better, though. This happens a lot this time each year. The excuses came out big time this week, but I'm going to try and keep myself in check.

If you were to picture a person drowning in an ocean, just know that I'm not there quite yet. I feel like I'm just taking a break from "swimming" to float for a bit, right now. I am going to float my way through this upcoming holiday week and make sure that I keep with my morning routine in hope to end each day well.

Here's an article from Andie Mitchell that is fairly similar to what I'm talking about: Mini Diet Vacations, except I don't like to refer to my healthy living journey as a "diet", because it promotes the all or nothing mentality, which I am definitely trying to stay far, far away from.

And as for weighing in, that isn't going to happen for a while. My lowest weight of the month was 243 lbs. I know that sweet number isn't going to greet me on the scale anytime soon, that is, until I start "swimming" again. For now, I'm floating, and I'll get back to swimming, soon.

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