Kickin' off another weight-loss challenge over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!! And this one's another TEAM challenge.
I'll confess, that makes me a little nervous. I mean, who wants to be the one responsible for sabotaging their team's efforts, right?? It's a bit scary, given my track record, but I'm determined to be a POSITIVELY CONTRIBUTING member!!
I'm down an even pound from last week, so I'm still making progress, but again this week I've been too weak in my struggle with "the munchies." I have had a couple of good self-discipline days, but I know I definitely had more that weren't. I need to change that ratio up a little, especially since I'm very rapidly approaching the weeks where I will NOT be fasting intermittently!
I talked about an eating plan a couple weeks ago that I've followed in the past with great success that incorporates intermittent fasting, but that I wasn't sure how I felt about not eating while my girls are around to witness my eating habits during the day. I've decided that it's not really something I want them to see, since it's not something I want them employing should they suddenly feel they need to control, or ~ perish the thought ~ LOSE weight. Because they really don't! They're both very active little girls and neither sports a single excessive ounce, believe me!!
But they know their mom struggles with self-discipline in the eating and exercise areas and that's why she has more weight than necessary. They understand working to lose the weight takes serious effort, and while there are plenty of health benefits to fasting regularly, it really doesn't set the example that I want them to follow. I want to help them learn to make wise decisions in this, and all areas of life, so that they won't have to work at undoing as many mistakes!
So my plan this summer is to let THEM do the meal- and snack-planning. Well, assist me with it, anyway! They know mom should probably have a few carrot and celery sticks rather than a handful of chips ~ after all, that's what I make them choose!! (Man, I am such a hypocrite.) They're also quite interested in seeing how our meals fit into the Canada Food Guide, so I think this plan for summer eating will be good for all of us. It might even find us making some long-term dietary changes...