One thing I want to add to my list of weekly goals from this morning is to celebrate small successes. I think that it is SO important to pat yourself on the back not just for big achievements, but for little things. This was one thing I did a lot during my weight loss journey that really helped me to feel less overwhelmed with the huge task at hand (to lose 80+ pounds). Weight related goals and milestones are great, but non-weight related things are very important too because sometimes, no matter what you do, the scale won’t budge.
Today, we had a going away party for a coworker this afternoon in the conference room. There was beer, wine, and lots of delicious looking Italian pastries, but I sat myself away from the food and just brought in my bottle of water to drink. Now I know having one pastry or a glass of wine is not a big deal. But I really want to get back on track, and I know if I have a glass of wine in the afternoon, the chances of me working out after work decline dramatically. Plus, one of my weekly goals is to not drink other than at dinner Friday, and I want to work planned treats into my day – not just eating food because its there. So bottom line – go me for not drinking wine or eating pastries! 🙂
Lunch today was raaaaandom. I didn’t get back to DC until almost 10 pm last night, so the pickings were slim/my attention span low when I went to put together lunch for today. I started with a sandwich between the last two pieces of bread from my Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Sesame loaf. That bread is SO good, but all that was left were the heels!
I spread some Garlic Hummus on the bread, added a slice of light swiss, and then a handful of baby spinach and some hot peppers.
On the side, I had some celery sticks.
1/2 a mango.
Then last minute decided to add a blob of part-skim ricotta for some extra protein (slash because i love cheese).
I ended up dipping the celery in the ricotta and devouring every last bit of this plate.
But you know, it left me really satisfied even though it was so random/didn’t necessarily go together.
Are you good about acknowledging small victories in your healthy journey? Do you tend to plan out your lunches well or just throw together random things like this?