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Saturday Summary

It’s the weekend again and I’m so grateful!  It’s been quite a week.

Today marks Day 27 of 30 where I committed to focus on my health.  This week, I learned the value of counting calories (or at least being aware of estimated calories) vs guessing/assuming.  That lack of knowledge/awareness caused me to gain a little more than three pounds back from those I lost!  I was sick for two days, which helped greatly in reaching my pre-weekend weight again.  (Not that I strive to be sick, but it certainly provided something positive for an otherwise lousy situation.)

On one hand, I’m mad at myself for indulging last weekend.  I was conscious of my decisions, but rationalized the decisions and truly believed the impact would be negligible.  On the other hand, I’m just mad in general.  The indulgences, in my mind, were fairly minimal.  Even though I gave consideration to what I ate, I still gained way more weight than I expected and I lost a week’s progress.

Keeping my weight gain in the forefront of my mind, I indulged minimally today.  My daughter and I decorated halloween cookies today (an event that had been planned for over a month).  I had one small bite of one of my cookies this evening.  The icing was SO SWEET that I didn't even want more.  (Hubs will sacrifice. ;))  I had a small bite of two different desserts I bought for my daughter at a local establishment earlier in the day.  I ate a healthy dinner.  So, we'll see if there's any movement with my weight tomorrow.  Regardless, I was proud of my decisions given the circumstances of the day.

Looking forward to the upcoming week!

Be open to what comes.

Health: Day 28

Health: Day 26