Well it's been a week! I started off strong the first three days on my "modified" Atkins diet. I am trying to stick to low fat meats and cheeses along with the "allowed" vegetables. But from time to time I will snack on something not "allowed". However Wednesday my husband cooked dinner-not knowing I had started my diet. He cooked chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and garlic bread. YUM YUM! So of course I had to eat, how rude it would have been not to. I also snacked on gummy bears-a little treat I give my 2 year old when she goes potty-nothing better than a little bribery to get through potty training.
Anyway, all in all I did make better choices, snacked smarter, and did much better on cutting back on the diet soda.
So....got on the scale this morning.....eight pounds lighter than a week ago!!! I hope the thrill of success despite my cheating, doesn't make me think I can cheat more and more. I also need to add exercise to my routine, something that I find difficult. By the time I get the kids in bed I am ready for bed myself so it's hard to make myself stay up and exercise-but it's the only time I can get it done.
So my goals for this week-despite today being my oldests' fifth birthday, then his party on Saturday, his Thanksgiving feast/program at school Thursday-I want to continue to make better snacking choices, sticking close to the Atkins plan and fitting in a few workouts on the Wii Active.