Week 9 was another successful week for me. I lost close to 2 more pounds. 18 total pounds down. I didn't have any major events planned for the week and kept on track. I made sure to keep a log of all of my meals and snacks.
I find that when I get hungry at night, a glass of unsweetened almond milk and a cut up apple really helps to curb my hunger and only costs me 1 point.
I did go out to dinner with my husband one day to Longhorns steak house and ordered the Grilled Chicken Strawberry Salad with the dressing on the side. I left a lot of the nuts that were in the salad so that I could keep my point count down.
One thing that I never do, is deny myself. I have done that in the past and it just sets me up for failure. If I really want something, I will have it, even if it is just a tablespoon or taste. Sometimes that is all it takes to get rid of that craving.
I also went out to a local Italian cafe for a cappuccino. I ordered decaf made with skim milk and added splenda sweetener. Along with that I had a small amount of berry mousse. I gave most of it to my husband, but was satisfied with the bit I had.
I refuse to fail on my diet. I will reach my goal and I will do it on my terms, and at my pace. There is no rush to the finish line. I want to get there the proper way.
If I had to put any criticism on my week, I would say that I need to drink more water. I have never been a big water drinker. I went to the store today and bought a bunch of flavored, unsweetened, sodium free seltzer waters. They were on sale 3 for $1, which is a plus. They should help me to consume more fluids during the week.
The holidays are approaching soon and I have already been planning my meal out in my head. I want to be prepared and focused on Thanksgiving. I know a big part of that is going to be portion control. I will succeed.
If you are on a journey to be more healthy, I would love to hear your success story and how you handle holiday temptations.
Have a successful week. I will.
Remember ...... You can do it. You are amazing!