I'm very happy with this number. Deep in my heart I feel like its a gift but its one I'll gladly accept! I haven't not been tracking my food at all and I only exercised 1 day last week! I recognize in my head that I this really takes more attention and planning, I've got to get my head back in the game!
I had quite a realization today. I went to lunch with some co-workers at a local place known for their burgers and shakes. I had a nice healthy chicken with black beans and fresh pico dish. Its really tasty and I don't miss a burger at all with all the flavor. My my typical self would be eying the shakes. Then that little voice would start. "When you get to goal you can have those." "If you weren't on a diet you could get what ever flavor you wanted."
Those thoughts didn't even cross my mind until later in the day when I realized I hadn't even thought about ice cream. Ice cream is one of my worst trigger foods, I don't stop until I've eaten it all or become so stuffed I'm sick. My serving size? A pint, thank you very much!
In my heart I feel honestly fine without it. I do know I need to learn to enjoy it in moderation, because that is the lesson I want to teach my kids. There are not good foods and bad foods. There are foods that simply should be joined occasionally and in moderation. I'm an all or nothing person. I'm either on plan 100%, or I'm filling myself with crap that tastes good but has nothing but empty calories and fat. This is a hard lesson to learn when you are actively trying to lose. You don't want to risk a low weekly weigh in by testing your self control around the sweets table. I do think with the holidays fast approaching this will become more important. I will need to plan some of my favorites, like pumpkin anything, into my plan so I don't start feeling deprived and go crazy.
But for now, I feel like I've reached a huge place for me. I didn't sit in a restaurant and think of all the things I couldn't have. I enjoyed a meal that was nourishing to my body, and the company of friends, and not one negative food thought!
I'm currently on week 3 of Couch 2 5K. I was worried about the 3 minute runs but I've been fine so far! I'll do the last day on Sunday. Week 4 has me scared, but I'm going to do it until I can finish it!! My husband and I both have off tomorrow so we will be going to the park to walk 4+ miles after we drop the kids off at school.
Do you and your significant other exercise together? Do you prefer to exercise alone or with a friend?