Keep Your Eyes on the Goal
However, I'm keeping my eyes on the goal of living a healthy lifestyle. For me this means one I can live with long term; not a short term diet to lose a few pounds. There will be those days or weeks in life. It's important to not lose sight of my goal.
This is the time when it can be a temptation to give up and scrap the whole plan. But don't do it!
This is the time to refocus. Maybe losing 10 pounds in two weeks was a bit unrealistic after all. Why not work on planning healthier meals and writing them down once a week. I started to put together a huge salad of assorted lettuce and veggies each Sunday evening. When I pack my lunch for work, I simply grab a healthy salad with a bit of low calorie dressing. I add a few pieces of fruit and I'm all set. I've also been using my crock pot so dinner is easy when I come home in the evening. A little planning makes a huge difference and doesn't allow me time to get so hungry I reach for whatever is available.
I've found Pinterest to be a great source for many healthy recipes. I know it can be easy to get distracted by all the yummy high calorie foods you see there. But there are many low calorie ideas on Pinterest too. This black bean salad is one I've made and it's good. You can click through on the photo to get the recipe.
So don't give up when you've had one of those weeks. It's time to refocus on the long term goal; healthy living.
I'm linking up with Kim of At Home with Kim for Weigh-In Wednesdays.
Blessings and love,