We’re six days into our friendly contest–our first weigh-in is tomorrow!–and my week has been a mixed bag. I was on vacation for the first few days, seeing the gorgeous fall foliage in northern Wisconsin, so eating well was quite a challenge. My mom and I did really well for the most part, except for one dinner when we let ourselves get a bit too hungry. We ended up at a brewery and ate a grilled cheese on panini, cheese soup and spinach artichoke dip. Yes, really. When I fail, I fail SPECTACULARLY, baby. 🙂
We had lots of fun, though! And there were a few successes–I ordered a dinner of baked fish rather than the bleu cheese burger I would have liked, and I only ate the samples I knew I’d absolutely LOVE at the Cranberry Fest we went to, and ignored the other zillion or so.
I really want to kick it into high gear in week 2. I just went to the gym for the first time in about two months, and I feel incredible! Why did I let this go? I can do this, I WILL do this, and I will do it alongside my LTW friends. Doing it together will make the success even sweeter.
My new mantra, found on Pinterest, is:
Here is what I looked like on day one of the contest:
Can’t wait to see where I am in 12 weeks! I’ll be back tomorrow with the first weigh-in results!
Pinterest pic source: thehealthychange.tumblr.com