Day 18 – 30 Day Challenge

Friday, end of a crazy work week. This week has gone really, really well. I think in large part because I’ve been home the whole week. Today I managed to impress myself by exercising control a couple of times. First was at lunch. Our team had an early Thanksgiving celebration. They always order a TON of food from Boston Market, and then there were several desserts (brought in by the team). I considered trying to share the meal with them….but ultimately I decided to bring my own meal (salad with ground beef patty) because I didn’t want to risk over-indulging in things like mashed potatoes and stuffing. That being said, it didn’t even look appetizing to me…although the pumpkin pie was very tempting! The thing is, I love Thanksgiving food – but I know I’ll get the best at my Mom’s on day 31 so I’m happy to hold out until then. But I still went and ate my salad and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything.

The second time was at dinner. I picked le boyfriend up at the airport last night and we went out to walk his dogs after we got back. He wasn’t really hungry (being the good girlfriend that I am, I made him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and brought it to the airport because after being a week in Switzerland, he just wanted something “normal”) and so on our walk I stopped by The Crepe House on Polk Street. They do salads but being that it was Friday night and I’d been really good all week I wanted to “splurge” on a savory crepe. I ordered a Mediterranean one which sounded healthy but once I got it, it basically looked like a crepe quesadilla with a side of roasted potatoes and salad. We got back and I stopped eating when I was half way through the crepe and potatoes. Normally I would’ve eaten the whole thing. But I stopped because I knew I was full (in a good way). That way I didn’t go to bed feeling stuffed. I even allowed myself a glass of wine. These are 2 NSV (non-scale victories) for me and I’m proud of myself. And a tiny scale victory this morning….it’s technically not my weigh in date and with my travel next week, who knows if I’ll end up gaining. But I’ve officially lost 10 lbs as of this morning. Not bad for 18 days in. It’s a bit fast to be losing that much weight, so I may try to slow it down a bit over my last 11 days. I DO want to be healthy and it’s not all about losing weight fast. But it’s a milestone for me as I haven’t been at this weight since about 2 years ago.

Anyway – next week will be the true challenge. Flying Monday/Tuesday, all day at work Wednesday with choir Wednesday night, all day work Thursday with work dinner on Thursday night, then a Friday offsite with dinner Friday night. A lot of meals that won’t be 100% in my control. Send good thoughts to me. I’ll need all the support I can get!

Date: November 15th, 2013

Days Complete: 18

Tracked: Yes

Worked Out: Sort of if you count the 40 minute walk with the dogs

Feeling: Accomplished



1 thought on “Day 18 – 30 Day Challenge

  1. Good job! Keep up the good work. Baggies with veggies – carrots, celery sticks, etc.- in your purse help me from eating junk. We hiked 4+ miles at Rancho Canada del Oro yesterday – near Calaro dam lake.

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