10. July 2009 19:00
Something to ask yourself is: what kind of difficulties might I encounter as I am trying to reach my goal weight?
There are many difficulties you may encounter along the way; the one I would like to mention is friends and family that may try to hinder you reaching your goal weight. Don't get me wrong, many were extremely supportive and positive forces throughout this tough examination of my will power. However, it was usually the party atmosphere that led friends and family to pressure me saying comments such as, "You can break your diet this one time - it's a holiday!" or "Just drink with us, how often do we really get to hang out?" I think I was considered a "downer." I was not committing in the scandalous act of gorging myself on delectable treats or drinking so many alocoholic beverages that I fit right in with the partiers. Don't they get it? I can still have fun not drinking alcohol or stuffing my face?! But, from my experiences all these social events provide the "excuse" for people to eat and drink too much. Geez, by the time I finished considering all the holidays and celebrations they would start to fill up every weekend! All those weekends are time then spent straying from my diet and my drive to live a healthy lifestyle. This may not sound tough now, but trust me, it seems that most people "thrive" off everyone doing it - then they feel more comfortable that they are doing it too. It took some serious will power to stay true to myself during these times (and a lot of irritation at the people that egged me on!). The more you refrain during these events the more people will begin to accept your change in habits.
Tomorrow is a party at a friend's house! Uhoh, this is considered a dining out experinence and sometimes it is even harder because you cannot control what you're "ordering." Until tomorrow...
Exercise: 40 minutes of stair climbing
100 calorie whole wheat English Muffin
1 veggie sausage
1/4 cup Break-free Eggs
1/2 cup of milk
Sweet and Low
1 tbsp. fat-free vanilla creamer
2 tbsp. hummus
1/2 whole wheat pita
6 oz. yogurt
1 cup (cooked) whole grain rice
2 oz. chicken
1/4 cup Indian Tomato Sauce (240 mg sodium, 50 calories, 3 g fat)
Salad (tomatoes, croutons, mixed greens)
2 tbsp. light ranch
100 calorie pack and diet pop