Sunday, July 12, 2009

Days 5, 6 & 7 of Low Carb

My best friend came for a visit on Friday, so I haven't been able to update my progress with my "new eating plan". For the most part, things are going well. However, my best friend is also my old eating buddy. So, I had quite a few chances to blow it, big time.

Instead of eating like crazy the WHOLE time she was here, I think I did pretty well. I strayed away from the low carb plan for a whopping serving of chocolate cake, french toast, and several cookies. BUT, I stayed away from french fries, milk shakes and Dr. Peppers (DPs are the love of my life and are always knocking on my front door) and that is actually a victory for me believe it or not.

My husband and I decided that Sundays are going to be our "eat what we want days" so I helped myself to a serving of Cinnabon for breakfast and CiCi's for dinner with a sundae from Dairy Queen to top it all off. We start again tomorrow with no more than 35 carbs per day.

Instead of beating myself up for my apparent weakness over the course of the weekend, I am trying to realize that I could have done MUCH more damage and I need to feel grateful for any improvement. On the plus side (or minus) I've lost another pound even with my obvious indulgence. So, maybe there is something to be said for restricting certain days of the week and then indulging one day to help reset your metabolism.

On another note, I have decided that I need to speak with a counselor. I have known for a while now, that I really need to be talking with someone, but the time has come for me to get my hiney in gear and make an appointment. I am feeling nervous though about reaching out to the woman in my life for a referral. Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

I think there's a lot to be said for allowing yourself an "off" day. I've always done it and it would help me not feel so deprived. Good luck with your plan. Sounds like you are doing great so far!

The Dash! said...

Heaps of luck :) and good for you for getting your head around the one day off eating plan. I'm sure that helps as being ON 24/7 is just too hard.

Meg said...

It sounds like you've got a very positive attitude, and you're moving in the right direction! ^_^ Good luck with the plan!

CL said...

I am new to this blog world and I have decided to use blogs as a way for me to lose weight and be accountable! (hopefully I will get some followers!) I have found that I rarely let others down while letting myself down is no issue for me!
I stummbled upon your blog and I think its wonderful, truthful and inspirational! I am also starting a low carb diet, you are only a couple days ahead of me! I would love to share my blog with you and support each other through this weight loss!

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