80/20 or 90/10?

April 26, 2013

I can never remember if you’re supposed to eat healthy 80% of the time and treat yourself 20% of the time, or eat healthy 90% of the time and treat yourself 10% of the time, but I’m pretty sure one of those is a rule.

I’m not sure where I fall in my percentages, but I do know that I have had a consecutive weight loss for the last four weeks, and I have not felt deprived of anything. I also know that I have worked hard at my exercise, worked hard at trying to get in all of my water, and worked hard at eating a combination of the right foods. So I would say that I fall into those percentages somewhere maybe in the middle.

I am trying to pay more attention to my cravings, and I do think the piece of cake and the two cookies I ate on Saturday (this may have been an 75/25 week?), caused me to have some carb cravings Sunday and Monday that I couldn’t resist a few times, and THAT may have been what caused a small gain to shown up on the scale mid week. I worked hard Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to make that gain as little as possible on the scale this morning when I go to weigh in at Weight Watchers. Maybe I will maintain?

I wasn’t really worried about things too much, thinking I would work hard this coming week (90/10 for sure!), then I remembered Tess is coming to town and her and I will be moving her to Dallas on Thursday. This means an 8 hour drive, me pulling a trailer (I plan to avoid getting into a situation where I have to back up, cuz I have never tried that with a trailer), and most likely wanting to snack throughout the day. Then we will spend one, maybe two nights in Dallas, then another 8 hour drive home? We will HAVE to pack a cooler with planned snacks and stay focused on my goal for the end of the month. I hoped to be at 164.0 by May 3rd, and be at 160.0 by May 31st. I just need to keep remembering how awesome 160.0 is going to feel!

Those are my thoughts for the morning. Nothing too deep or interesting, just thinking about the next 7 days and what I need to do make them work to my advantage.

I am looking forward to plans with friends tonight and a Sunny Weekend! I bought myself a Hammock a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I can actually assemble it and read my book in it at some point this weekend?

I will imagine I am here…….

This will be closer to my reality……

Here are Thursdays eats…..

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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