Monday, April 4, 2011

Nice weather leads to bad decisions!

           Ok, nice weather doesn’t really lead to bad decisions, but it’s making everything more difficult. The weather is getting nicer and people want to have cookouts and late night parties. I love both of those things and any kind of outdoor hanging out. I don’t love that there are many temptations that get in the way of my meal plan/workouts.

            I’ve not been doing badly, because I’m still losing weight, but I’ve also made bad excuses for having a beer or beers. I know that right now I should not be doing these things, but it’s like spring fever for me! The other night I had a few too many beers. I made the decision to have some drinks instead of my regular dinner. Not the best choice, but I don’t do it often.

            So here’s where I stand on all of this. This is basically like my philosophy what I’m doing. My meal plan works for me and the working out has never been a problem. I like my plan of a certain number of calories for each meal and having my meals at certain intervals though out the day. I have had nothing but success with this plan. It does take a lot of hard work and dedication. I’ve had to give up a lot of my bad habits, but I know it’s worth it in the end. A few nights in the past month I have let my desire to socialize and party get the better of me. (Side note: when I say party I mean some beers or whiskey. I used to drink a lot. Now when I can have a drink it really only takes like one or two and I’m drunk. No joke. I’m a pretty cheap date these days.) I have worked extra hard the next day after each of these nights and I felt really awful about my lack of self control. I know that it is my fault and no one else’s for my decision to have some beers which was obviously extra calories.

            I do think it’s ok to have a fun night from time to time, but right now it’s not ok for me. I’m in the losing weight phase of this process right now, so having slip ups is not an option. With that said, someday I will be in the maintaining phase of this process and I will be able to have a little more freedom with my food choices. Some people may not agree with that and think that you can never have a “cheat day” but I think everyone needs a day where they can indulge in some of their favorites. For the most part I call that day Thanksgiving, but there are a few other times in the year when I will throw caution to the wind and have what I want or drink what I want. I accept the repercussions of my actions.

Bottom line; no one is perfect, even me. Everyone falls off the horse from time to time. I’ve not binged and gained weight, I’m just a little upset about my poor decision making lately. I need to get my self control back, but this is the hardest time of year because of all the functions that people have all spring and summer. I’m going to have to buckle down and get through it. I was fine last summer so I’m going to have to channel the girl from last summer to find that will power. 


  1. It so great you have such control and focus

  2. BBQs are the worst for me!! Lots of friends, family, food and beer. Ugh!! BUT BUT but, like you... I want to be healthy and smaller more than I want to see a gain!! Keep up the great work mama!!

  3. I agree that you should be able to let your hair down and just have a drink or two once in a while, regardless of your meal plan. It seems like you feel you've been doing it a little too much lately, but I'm confident that you'll get back on track in no time! With all the determination you have, you'll find a way :)

  4. You can do this, Sarah! That girl from last summer is in there. :)

    I actually have the opposite issue.. nice weather makes me eat better and get more exercise.

  5. Not a drinker at all so no problems there. I think the hard part of BBQs is the event is centered around the food so it's anti-social to not be involved. The great part about BBQs though is that everything is grilled, lots of fruit... The healthy options are there.

    Good luck as the cookout season approaches!

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  6. You def have self motivation and perseverance to have lost this much weight so far. Remember its all a learning process. You sound like you have a great head on your shoulders. So there's no doubt you'll do great!!

  7. Well, it's good to know you're not going to be completely un-fun when I come to town. I promise not to be (too much of) a bad influence.