Hello, my name is Wendy, and I'm a diet cheater. :)
I've been doing super awesome on my diet this week. I'm down to 16.4 pounds lost and feeling great. Then the past two days I've fallen back off the wagon a bit. I was doing great yesterday until Shawn and I had a quick date night last night I ate chicken, french fries and frozen yogurt. Date night calories don't count, right?!
Then today I was in charge of putting together a potato bar for a church function. I spent all morning baking potatoes and setting up the lunch at the church and then I rewarded myself for doing a good job by enjoying myself at the potato bar. So I ate. And ate. And then I ate some more. And then I came home with all leftovers and we had potato bar part 2 for dinner, complete with leftover brownies. I think the scale is not going to look pretty tomorrow.
The majority of the time I don't really mind dieting. Most days I stick to it really well, I plan my meals in advance and I end the day feeing great and proud of my progress. But every now and then I have those frustrating days where I just don't want to think about it. I don't want to go on a date with Shawn and eat nothing but a small salad and water at a yummy restaurant. I don't want to go to a fun church function and spend the whole time trying to figure out how many calories are in the toppings on my potato when I can't weigh and measure them and then skip desert while everyone else eats brownies and ice cream. I just want to sit down and EAT.
So on those days I eat. I get it out of my system and get back on track. It slows down my progress a little but I'm pretty good at getting back on track. I guess I'd rather lose the weight slower and know I can occasionally enjoy myself than try to be so rigid that I give up completely.
One thing I've gotten good at over the past few months is getting back on track after a bad day. When I dieted in the past I would have one cheat day, decide that I'd ruined the diet and give up completly. These days I can forgive myself and get back on track.
So today I cheated, but tomorrow is a new day. I will wake up and vow to try harder.
Aside from my diet cheating, I got a lot accomplished today. I put together a successful church luncheon, I got some errands run that I had been putting off and then this afternoon I taught Josh how to make loom hats. Remember all the hats I made for the NICU earlier this year? Josh has to do a four hour service project for school and he asked me to show him how to make hats that he can take over to the hospital. He got one made that turned out awesome and we'll work on it again tomorrow. It was really fun to teach him. He can also count this as a service project for Scouts, so we killed two birds with one stone. Bonus!
And now it's bedtime and I'm ready to crawl into the covers, have some quality snuggle time with Shawn and put an end to my busy day. All that diet cheating and hat making has made me sleepy. :)