So I am proud to report that those four pounds I picked up over vacation are off. I was surprised, but very happy. I think I did a fist pump in the bathroom! Yay me! I made the recommitment to this plan this weekend. I realize that I don't write down, I try to keep track in my head and therefore I'm probably way over each day in the sugar and carb area. So I went back to basics. I know I can't go from a carb filled vacation right to fast track eating. For me that would be too restrictive and I don't do well when I feel restricted. So I said baby steps Pattie! Get back to the basics of the belly fat cure. Start tracking. 15 gms of sugar a day, 6 carb servings. It starts with tracking!
Now some days this week, with the crazy work schedule, I would write down, but not add up the s/c values. As you might expect I went over. But that's okay, I was still putting down what went in my mouth and on to the paper. Sometimes I think, when you have been doing something awhile, you think you have it down. That can get you into trouble. I pulled everything out and looked at the label and measured what I was eating. I knew many of the counts on the products I normally eat, but I made myself look them over again just to get back in that habit.
When I first bought the Belly Fat Cure book I was so excited to get started. I wanted to learn all about the program, read the nutritional counts, find new ways to satisfy cravings and eat well. Then I settled in and it became routine and perhaps I got a little lazy at times. For me that's when I get into problems. So back to basics for me. I'm writing and I'm reading. Back from vacation and back on track!
Thought for the day: A goal without a plan is just a wish - Antoine de Saint-Exupery