So “planning” is a huge part of this new lifestyle. Today, for example, I am going to lunch with girlfriends. I am really hoping to lose 2 pounds this week. Today is a planned birthday lunch for a girlfriend. This particular restaurant that we are going to has an awesome Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries! Whenever we go, we ALL order the same thing, the turkey burger and those ridiculously yummy fries. Sure, I could order it, and probably be just fine, but for some reason, sometimes I challenge myself to do something a little different, and unexpected for myself, and I walk away feeling SO good! Now I realize this sounds absolutely ridiculous, and really not that big of a deal, but oddly, it IS a really big deal. I’ve had a good, low fat, high protein breakfast, drank lots of water, and lunch is at 11:30. I should not even be hungry by then. I am not even going to open the menu. I will try to be the first to order as to not be tempted by others, and I will order the caesar salad with the dressing on the side.
We will all have a great conversation and I will walk away knowing that I am THAT much closer to my goal!!