With that being said, holidays are filled with love, family, happiness, and FOOD. The food involved with holidays has always been (and may always be) a struggle for me. When do I learn to say, "thanks but no thanks" to the donut that's staring me down or the cheese and cracker plate or the delicious Pizzagaina? I am constantly working on listening to my body and making improvements... just doing better than I did last time. At this point, that's really all I can do!
Let me start talking about this specific weekend by saying I am in no way perfect and I will never pretend to be perfect. I am just continuously choosing to make better choices as I continue along on this journey.
Yesterday (4/4/15), I went to my Aunt-in-law's house to make Pizzagaina. I started the morning off with a kaiser roll and some scrambled eggs. I counted it and moved on. As the day progressed, the pizzagaina started to roll out of the oven. I had a slice (which I counted)... Shortly after that, the pizza came out of the oven, I had some (which I counted)... Shortly after that, I ate a donut (which I counted). Now, did I make the best decisions ever? NO. Could it have been worse? Definitely! There are two key things that I want to highlight as a success for this day.
Successes of Pizzagaina Day:
#1: I tracked everything I ate.
#2: Instead of eating all I mentioned above and chugging some regular soda to wash it all down, I stuck to my water... A lot of water!
|The trays of pizzagaina!|
|My slice of pizzagaina!|
I am choosing to focus on the positives of my weekend instead of the negatives. By trying to focus on the positives, I am not allowing myself to slip down the slippery slope of over-eating and minimal activity. As I write this blog, I am so happy with the changes I am making in my life.
Today (Easter Sunday), I will be going out to eat with my dad for Easter. We are going to be having Chinese food. I already have my food tracked and I know what I'm going to eat. On top of being prepared with food choices, I did FIVE, yes, FIVE miles on the treadmill!
I feel unstoppable and I love it!
Going to Newport, RI with the hubby for two days.
But I'm not worried... Because I'm prepared!