Well, I had an unexpected weekend, filled with unanticipated food challenges. Luckily, the last thing I did before running out the door on Friday evening was to weigh myself.
I made the best choices available to me over the weekend, but it wasn't always the ideal I'd have eaten at home.
Even so, I was resigned to do my best with what was available to me, and not get hung up on anything. Sometimes, we have to pick the least unhealthy item, if that is our only option.
I weighed myself today (NOT an official weigh-in day). I wanted to see what damage was done, if any, to my forward progress.
Guess what? Doing the best I can, with the options available to me, CAN work in a pinch! I am unofficially one pound lighter today, than I was on Friday.
I've read a lot of blogs (catching up today on things I missed since Friday). It seems a lot of fellow-bloggers have had less-than-perfect meals/days recently. And most, happily, are not beating themselves up over it.
That is proper perspective. Life throws us curve balls all the time. Sometimes we are equipped to handle them, other times less so, but all we can do is the best we can.
The sign of a true change in lifestyle is that we don't just toss up our hands and use these circumstances as our excuse to just chuck the entire thing and take a "vacation" from it all. Our health goes with us, regardless, and we need to be mindful of that.
I've also learned, one or two less-than-ideal meals won't derail a month's worth of positive efforts.