I have to admit that I have really been struggling this week. I start out every day with the best of intentions, I have a plan for what I’m eating for the day, have everything pre-tracked and then somehow I get off track and start eating more than I had planned. A big problem for me is having trigger foods in the house. I normally try to keep them out of the house, but lately my son has been wanting cereal for breakfast, so I bought some for him to eat and of course, I ended up eating some of it as well. I also bought my kids some crackers, but then again I was tempted by them and ate quite a few of them that made me already go over my points for the day.
So I am struggling but I am trying to motivate myself to stick to my points and keep going. Stress has also been a factor. I’m in the process of getting hired for a part time job, so I’ve been doing a lot of traveling this week, trying to get things set up for that. The weather has not been the best, so that adds more stress on top of it. Thankfully I was offered the job and will probably be starting within the next few weeks. That adds a lot of anxiety for me because I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for over 3 years and the thought of leaving my children to go to work makes me sad. But I know everything will be okay because the job is just on the weekend, it will be good pay, and I will still be with my kids during the week.
Sitting here typing all of this out, I have realized that what I’ve been doing this week is making a lot of excuses. Excuses for not staying on track and allowing myself to go overboard on some foods just for the sake of comfort. I know I just need to stop with the excuses and just do it. I know exactly what I need to do to stay on track and I need to stick to it. I don’t want to end up with a gain on Monday so I’m going to spend the rest of the week and weekend to focus on what I need to do and stay within my points. I have to do this and I know I can do it.