Some days, at the end of the day, I think back about what I ate and say to myself, “What was I thinking?”
I tend to revert back to old habits at times. I eat snacks that don’t keep me satisfied. I choose items at meals that are too greasy or don’t have enough veggies. And I crave sweets. Man, oh man, do I crave sweets.
Unfortunately this was the case last week while I was away for a few days for work. These bad habits return most when I travel because I don’t have my normal supply of healthier choices around me. The thing is, those healthy choices do exist out in the world, and when I do have the willpower to choose them, I feel very proud of myself. Sadly, I haven’t been able to summon that willpower over the past four of five days as I wish I had.
The good news is, I didn’t go as overboard as I would’ve in the past, when I’d stop counting Weight Watchers points for a day or two and just totally binge. I wouldn’t call this recent slip-up a binge. I still drank lots of water and unsweet tea — no Diet Coke! And because my days were loooooong, but opportunities to snack were few, it seems that I (luckily) haven’t gained any weight.
So was this “oops!” triggered by travel? Or by my upcoming time of the month? It is the week of the month that I’m usually hungrier than usual, so that may have been a factor too. I like to examine the reasons why I sometimes make poor choices so that hopefully I don’t do that again in the future. I just need to examine WHY I’m making a choice WHILE I’m making it, to prevent an “oops!” from happening.
It is all in my hands and I don’t want to end up asking myself, “What was I thinking?”