It is getting a little easier as I go. I was at a family cookout yesterday and was not tempted to go "off-plan" so I know if I can handle doing Jenny Craig in that kind of situation then I will have success this time around. Even with all the tempting cookies, cakes, cheesecake bars, etc...I was able to say no and not even feel like I was missing out on anything.
I stepped on the scale before going and I had lost another 1.1 lbs since my JC weigh in. 6.9 for my total so far. So I am not going to ruin that!
Still doing the same routine for my workouts. I need to start thinking about adding more to it. I have increased the time I spend on each. Yesterday I even added in a game of Frisbee.
A tip I am learning about my meals...Stop thinking like I am running through a drive-through and inhaling them on the run. Sit, savour, relax, enjoy, make time to acknowledge to myself that I am having my lunch. Set a place at the table with a side salad and a glass of ice water. This is so much more pleasant then what I have done at least twice this week, which is standing in front of the microwave and shoveling my lunch or dinner in so I can rush off to do something else.
Friday was my worst for doing this. I was running back and forth to the Laundromat and inhaled my lunch in between trips, and then as I was heading to my work shift (4:45 - 8:15) I decided I could not go that long without my dinner so I popped a JC meal in the microwave and ate it standing there right in front of my microwave before heading out the door.
Eating that quickly I felt like I had not eaten at all. Then my 9 PM my stomach was grumbling to no end and I would have eaten pizza, McDonald's, anything at that point. My husband and I had gone out and with me being absolutely ravenous, I ordered a cup of brothed based soup. That only confirmed how hungry I was so I literally studied the menu for what other healthy item I could devour. I so wanted a plated of sauteed veggies or even steamed but the Veg Of The Day was corn. Not the best choice. So I ended up ordering a Turkey sandwich on wheat Hold the fries. It was extra calories so I ended the day over my CC for the day.
Lesson Learned - Take time to enjoy your meals, acknowledge that you are eating healthy, don't rush through them.
Slow but Steady Wins the Race.
Time to start a new day.