This past week was a very difficult one. I have had the worst kind of cravings. For the most part I was able to exercise self control. I did, however, have a temporary set-back on Friday. I broke down and had onion rings from Sonic. Now I'm not talking about just a few onion rings. I went all out and ordered a large. Do you know how many calories are in a large order of onion rings? There are over 600 calories in a large order of onion rings and I ate every last one of them!
The worst part of this lapse in judgement was the feeling afterward. I felt awful and extremely disappointed in myself.
Not all was lost though, because although I struggled; my weigh-in was not disappointing. The scales showed I was down another 1/2 pound this week; bringing me to a total of 12 1/2 pounds lost. I certainly can't and won't complain about that.
In a way it's getting easier to make the right choices. Today we had lunch at Cracker Barrel and I automatically went to the healthy portion of the menu. I think that the fact that I had a recent set-back was helpful in my decision making process.
While I was looking at the menu I didn't just see the healthy menu. I, of course, saw all the tempting offerings that were definitely the wrong choices. But, I also remembered how I felt after making a poor choice on Friday. I'm proud to say I made the right choice today.
Note: I saw this picture online the other day and I thought it might be a neat visual reminder to help stay motivated. I'm going to use some colorful marbles in mine.