Oh boy… At lunch I got an invitation to a new restaurant where the chef introduced himself by sending over two specialty appetizers and three desserts…a friend encouraged me to enjoy a glass of wine with her… This was a bad day!! I screwed up!! And I have no one to blame but myself. But that was the end of it. I didn’t go into a downward spiral and throw the rest of the day out the window. I got back on track at suppertime and had leftover grilled chicken and vegetables that I’d made the night before. I think there are a couple of little victories to celebrate there, so I’ll concentrate on those and forego beating myself up over the lunch gone wrong.
Like I said, I didn’t keep eating badly after my lunchtime screw-up. My usual pattern is to just go ahead and binge the rest of the day, thinking I’ll get it all out of my system and start fresh again tomorrow. But tomorrow would come and I’d have another misstep, so I’d go ahead and enjoy the heck out of everything forbidden for the rest of the day, promising myself I’d start over again the NEXT tomorrow. And eventually, any thought of being on a diet was out the window. So YAY ME for not doing that!
And second, I was prepared because I had leftover grilled chicken and vegetables ready and waiting. If I didn’t have that ready, I may have been tempted to go with whatever I could grab and stuff in my mouth. I guarantee it wouldn’t have been healthy.
So YAY ME TODAY!!