We’re one week into January and so far I am feeling great about my health goals. I plan to update you weekly with how it’s going. The updates are all part of staying on plan. Accountability is motivating!
If you’ll remember, I have three main health changing goals for the month of January. I am cutting back on processed sugar, ditching fast good altogether, and aiming to drop 4.5 pounds by the time the month is over.
Fast food was pretty easy to say no to this week. I just stocked the fridge with great things that made for good lunches and dinners. That meant that when Friday rolled around and my husband got hungry, I was ready. There was no struggle to figure out what we would eat, and that meant he didn’t head to the local burger joint. We ate from own kitchen. Healthier and cheaper – a total win!
Cutting back on sugar has been pretty easy so far as well.
As I stated in my last goal post, I am allowing myself to have a splash of creamer in my coffee. But that is it. I’m not allowing anything else. I am breaking the sugar addiction as best I can. The amount of sugar in my coffee creamer is tiny compared to what I was ingesting on a daily basis so I’m feeling good about my choice there.
I even managed to have dinner at a neighbor’s house and politely decline dessert. That was a win!
Sometimes it can be hard to say no, especially when you are a guest. It’s easy to feel guilty when you know someone has spent time preparing a treat. But I ate dinner and just politely said no thank you to the dessert, and the night moved right along.
It is ok to say no.
The only temptation in my house has been the giant (and I mean giant) jar of Nutella that my husband insisted on buying. I love that stuff. He loves that stuff. And the smell of it is so inviting. But I have managed to just stay away from it. It’s not worth it to me right now to have some. I need to continue with this goal to break sugar’s hold on me.
I’m taking back my body.
Who knows what I will weigh at the end of the month. I’m not going to obsess over that. I’m just going to continue on and feel good about my accomplishments.
How are your goals starting out?
Change is in the air!