I realize I don't usually have a problem with sticking with my diets on Friday or Saturday. Yes, I tend to think Friday is a license to celebrate because its the end of the week. But, because I'm usually feeling really good on Friday and Saturday and tend to be happy because my family is home, I can usually stay on track.
My bad days are Sundays. We usually go to church on Sunday mornings, but I always come home very tired and extremely hungry, so I grab whatever is available and I tend to forget to drink water. I end up feeling lethargic, take very long naps, and then end up staying up and eating late into the night.
When I have a bad Sunday, it trickles into Monday and then it's not until Wednesday that I go back on track. And then the crazy cycle starts again. I was happy that I did fairly well on staying on track last Friday and Saturday. But, the real test would be Sunday.
Yesterday, I made sure I had breakfast before going to church. My husband and I teach Sunday school for the 4-5 year old classes and always bring them light snacks, which are usually crackers or animal cookies as a snack. I would eat the same snacks. This time I came prepared and brought a banana, bottled watter, and raw almonds.
When I came home I wasn't extremely hungry! I was able to warm up lunch and steam some veggies and I didn't over eat. The real test would be Sunday night, which is usually the time I get sad because my husband and son would be back to their schedule and I would be home. It has only been recently that I have discovered why I can't go to bed early on Sundays.
I did stay up late on Sunday, but I didn't do any late night munchies! I kept thinking that if I did that I would ruin the momentum. I worked hard to to exercise and eat healthy consistently. I didn't want to ruin the streak and I was able to survive Sunday night! I wasn't able to exercise this morning because I only had 4 hours of sleep and needed to sleep in, but I will be working out this evening with my husband.
It is the first time in a very LONG time that I woke up on a Monday morning feeling good.
Food for Thought: "The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do." ~James Barrie
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