I posted earlier that I had a BAD week. After the Las Vegas trip I thought I would be fine with everything else... not so. Fortunately I did manage to only gain 2 pounds so I consider that a victory. If you read this post you'll see that I was up a bit more than 2 pounds earlier this week and I was not happy about it.
Alas, it is a new week. I have already exercised, I am back on track with my healthy eating AND with the mini challenge in mind from last week I have crafted a set of two spells to aid me in my journey. One, to be done during the waning moon is a simple banishing spell, my intent is to banish my mindless eating and the extra weight I am carrying around. The 2nd is to be done during the waxing moon and is to help me with willpower and determination. I will report back on these next month and if they helped me I will share them.
The other mini challenge was interesting. I eat a pretty healthy diet. I love fruits and vegetables, I don't eat a lot of meat and overall I like healthy foods. My downfall is that most of the social things I do involve food. We do potlucks at work, several times a week I have lunches out with friends and coworkers, at least once a week I have dinner out with my hubby, of course then we have the birthday celebrations at home and work... you see what I mean. Now I know I can enjoy all of these without gaining weight and after the pain I was in earlier this week I will be much more aware of what I am eating at these frequent festivities.
One of the reasons I like Weight Watchers is that it is not a diet but a lifestyle and it looks at food in a realistic way. Balance is key. I can enjoy a nice meal out, a glass or two of wine and even dessert. I just have to watch my portions and make sure my diet is including lots of water, fruits and veggies. With me it always comes back to balance.
Something I noticed this week, when my diet is out of control and I am not thinking about what I am eating not only do I not lose weight, I usually feel, well, icky. I am less productive, less creative and just cranky. I am looking forward to a healthy, successful, creative week!
For this week I will be working on exercising 5 times and drinking plenty of water. I eat lots of fruits and veggies already so I will at least meet one of the mini challenges.
Have a wonderful week!