Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 25: First Quarter!

Before I confess last night's sins, let's take a little time to recognize that it's day 25!  Twenty-five days of significantly healthier eating than twenty-five days ago.  Without committing to Paleo these last four weeks I would have most likely been living on pumpkin lattes and cookies the size of my face.  Hooray for change!

Now, let's talk about the inevitable - the bumps in the road.  They happen.  They're apart of the learning curve. I have had a lot of nights out of the last few weeks, and I'd stayed remarkably strong, that is until I went to my sister-in-law's birthday last night.  I wasn't planning on veering off track at all, in fact, I was blindsided.  My mistake was going in without a plan.  There was a plethora of party foods, and though I started out smart, snacking on grapes and drinking water, by the end of the night I had:

  • Sweet Thai Chili Kettle Chips (1/2c.)
  • Pita and Hummus (1 wedge, 1 tbsp.)
  • Cheese and Crackers (a lot, there was some damn fine cheese there)
  • Peanut Butter M&M (1)
  • And last but not least, Cupcake (1)

On a positive note, I stuck with water the entire night (it was the least I could do for myself).  

As Adam and I were driving home from the shindig, I realized that all I really wanted was the cupcake - it had rainbow sprinkles, for crying out loud.  How could my inner six-year-old resist?  If I was a smart cookie (mmm...cookies...) I would have made a plan for the cupcake.  I would have admitted my "need" for it and made a pact with myself to drink water, eat grapes and then, with pride for accomplishing my goal, enjoyed the cupcake. I also should've brought healthy Paleo snacks to nosh on like olives, nuts and fruity, sparkling water! 

Lesson learned.  Forward march!

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud of you and I agree with you - there are not too many people that I know who could resist a cupcake with sprinkles....Hang in there and your photos of the food look luscious (sp?) Mom