Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Ate Like A Pig Last Week

There, I said it.

It was a cheese/ice cream/brownie/nuts/hamburger fest all week.

In my former life (before I was a Healthy Wife) I ate pretty moderately. I had decent self-control. We ate lots of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins, but we also had treats about 3-4 times a week.

Now I would consider myself a no-kidding healthy eater. Except on free days. I have this attitude that's like, "Well, if I'm gonna blow it, I'm gonna blow it thoroughly." That's when I over-indulge like I never would have in my former life. It's so silly. I've got to find a balance that is going to work in the long term, because right now I'm sabotaging myself every free day, and every weekend in between challenges.


  1. That happened to me too when I stopped journaling at first. It gets better, really it does.

  2. This was me this past weekend. One donut was more than enough but no I had to go and eat three (or maybe it was four)along with a lot of other no so good for me foods. Maybe we should get 5 extra points on our off days and free days if we don't go hog wild and are able to stay within a few hundred of our goal calorie range? All I have to say is Melissa I hope you are right and it does get better as time goes on.

  3. I'm finding this challenge (and any other lifestyle change) to be more like a mental game rather than just physical. Self-talk, mental reframing, and just plain endurance is required. It can be quite exhausting. That's where all this forgiveness talk comes in.

    I like what Audrey said at the end of our last challenge, "just move forward."

  4. I'm with you Mindy! My free days most often end up going overboard. Don't know the solution to that, but I too hope the mental games get better.

  5. Mindy arrived at my house last Saturday, she looks fabulous. She's going to blow it a bit in the next four days during the fam reunion, actually several of us may blow it. I'm not sure blowing it for her is the same as it is for some of the rest of us.

  6. When I did body for life several years ago I would totally go hog wild on my days off. Now it's more of depends on the day.

    My mental game is mmm that was good. And, if I go back in for seconds I can live with that but thirds is just out of control. It's taken a long time for me to get to this point.

    Tonight I really enjoyed good Mexican food including some of the best chips and salsa I've had in a long time. Since I don't get good mexican food very often I really enjoyed it. But, I totally could have told myself well I over indulged that meal I might as well come home and blow the rest of the night but I didn't. For me that is progress.

    Cammy, I like your points proposal. I'm going to give it some thought.

    Hang in there. I think making changes like this take years not just weeks or months. Most important you need to learn how to make acceptable changes that you can sustain for a lifetime. This isn't purely a reach your goal lifestyle because we all know if we revert we'll be right back where we started.

    Balance in all things not a take over your life type of thing that it sometimes may feel like because it's new, hard, out of our comfort zone.

    Love all you ladies!