I'm doing very well with my moratorium on fast food. Seeing that I am in the car daily and have to pass several ff joints every time I drive somewhere - I'm quite proud. Especially since it hasn't been much of an issue. When there is only one thing you're focusing on, it's not all that difficult.
I'm hoping as I slowly add new habits each week (or abandon old ones) that it stays this manageable. I honestly don't know why I never tried this strategy before. Maybe because I'm such a "gotta have the results now" kind of person and this seemed too slow. But looking back over my efforts the past 17 months - I certainly haven't been breaking any records for speed in the weight loss arena! So if what I was doing wasn't working (and clearly it wasn't) then what I'm doing now makes sense.
I've talked about healthy lifestyle changes so much that I've sounded like a broken record. It's always been "I need to do this" or "I should do that". But the needs and shoulds have been coupled with so many other needs and shoulds that it's been overwhelming. Because if I mess up on one - I inevitably throw in the towel on all the others. So this one thing at a time - one week at a time thing makes perfect sense. At least for me.
I'm not even worried about the drive to the mountains this weekend. I'm going to pack myself a sandwich and some fruit and when I feel like I need a pit stop - I'll scope out a place with picnic tables or a grassy lawn to throw a blanket on and eat there. It'll be just me and my 3 1/2 year old grandson in the car. The rest of the crew can't get there till much later that evening and I'm anxious to set up camp while it's still daylight (you know...the whole bear thing and all...)
I think if the kids were riding with me it might be harder to resist the ease of a fast food pit stop. So this will work out just fine.
Sunday I start Week Two. Which will focus on water. I've done quite well with the whole water intake thing for the most part, but the past month I've gotten lax. I'm going to make sure that my Brita Water bottle gets filled up and emptied twice everyday. I've been reading some interesting facts on water consumption lately (most I knew but some were surprising) that I'll share next week.
Hope you're all enjoying the "hump" day!