Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lunch Time Indulgence | It’s About Balance

Happy Wednesday! How is your week going? Ours is going well and also a bit unusual. My husband has been working a later shift at work this week and so our routine is all out of whack. It has been nice having him home more during the day, though! 

Yesterday, we went out to lunch together which was a nice mid-week treat! Whenever he asked me if I wanted to go out to lunch, I almost said no. Part of me was afraid that if I went out to eat for lunch I might blow my current weight-loss streak. I needed to remind myself that my goal is not to just lose weight, but to lose weight while living life! If my husband asks me to go out to lunch with him, I’m not going to put that on hold just because I’m trying to lose weight. Instead, I’m going to remember the 80/20 rule and enjoy a delicious meal with my husband (and our baby).

Since I indulged in the best turkey rachel and fresh cut fries I’d ever encountered during yesterday’s lunch, I made sure to take it easy for the rest of the day as far as food went. I only ate half of my meal at lunch and so I had the other half of that meal for dinner. For my evening snack, I had watermelon and a rice cake with peanut butter. I tracked my nutritional intake as best as I could and I believe I did a great job, even with the lunch time indulgence.

Reminder: losing weight doesn’t have to be “all or nothing”. Balance is key.

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