I've been perusing some of my regular blog reads this morning and there seems to be a pervasive similarity among us all. As in.... this past weekend was a bomb as far as eating goes.
I started out okay, managed to recover from a few slips - but last night at the in-laws was a bust. I didn't necessarily overeat during dinner - but I had my hand in the snacks quite a bit before hand. Mainly the nuts and cheese. I did absolutely no exercise (in all fairness there just wasn't time) but still....it's so easy to get lax and when you skip a few days you tend to turn it into a pattern.
And my other blog buddies seem to be in the same situation. Many were berating themselves this Monday morning wondering why, why, why? Well....I'll tell you why. Because we are trying to undo habits that have been a part of our lives for a long, long time. They aren't going to die overnight. But lamenting over spilled milk doesn't clean it up. The best we can do is to tell ourselves that yesterday is over and today is a new day. Or better yet - that last meal is over - and the next one is a new chance to start again. Lest we fall into that "the diet starts tomorrow" mindset (which as we all know can be very dangerous ground.)
So let's forget about the trips to McDonald's...the restaurant meals....the incessant snacking on whatever wasn't bolted down. It's a new day....a new week. Let's make it a fresh start!