Healthy Living for Mom: The Spiral

While I’m usually eager to examine the week and learn the big giant lesson, sometimes there’s no real lesson other than, “I wanted it”.
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Sometimes you just want a milkshake.

Or a brownie.

Or a pan of brownies.

While I’m usually eager to examine the week and learn the big giant lesson, sometimes there’s no real lesson other than, “I wanted it”.

Okay, that’s a lie. There was a lesson last week. Starting on Wednesday, I got a hankering for a brownie. I resisted. Until Saturday when in a huff, I purchased a brownie mix during a trip to the grocery store. But that wasn’t going to be quick enough, so on the way home I got milkshakes.

Only one of them was for me. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip.

Only one of them was for me. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip.

Had I visited a bakery on Wednesday or even Thursday of last week, I would have been happy with a brownie. But I waited so long that by the time Saturday rolled around, it was all I could do to let the little buggers cool off before I ate three of them.

If you’re on a diet (or considering one) I strongly encourage you to write weekly about it. I have learned so much in the last seven weeks about my body, my cravings, nutrition, and my attitude towards food. So when it came time to write about this week, I knew that it was simply a matter of really wanting to indulge.

Healthy doesn’t mean “never”. It means “sometimes”. The trick is getting back to your balanced lifestyle without spiraling into a pit of guilt and doubt.

The brownies don’t do you in. The spiral does.

DON’T SPIRAL.

I’ve found a tremendous amount of inspiration from images I’ve seen on Pinterest. Here are a few that have stuck with me.

To help me keep my sense of humor...

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To help me keep the right goal in mind...

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To help me stay on track...

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WEEKLY STATS

  • Starting Weight: 195.5 pounds
  • Week Seven Weight: 187 pounds (+.5 pounds this week / -8.5 pounds total)
  • Goal Weight: 165 lbs

What do your crave? Come on, I can’t be the only one who has eaten 1/2 pan of Brownies on a Saturday night.

Read the previous Healthy Living for Mom posts...

Healthy Living for Mom: Portion Control

Healthy Living for Mom: Metabolism is Magical

Healthy Living for Mom: Treating Yourself 

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