The weekend leading into week 6 was spent in Las Vegas, and if you know anything about Vegas, you’ll know that there is so much good food there. Like, my husband and I always make the joke that we travel just to eat…and that could not be more true when a trip to Vegas is involved. The only thing that kept me from going completely off the rails is the fact that I was there for work, so I was super busy for most of the days.
On the last night of the festival I was working, husband and I had a quick and easy carb heavy meal, so we could pack everything up and be ready to leave in the morning. One meal. I allowed myself the one meal, and hopped right back on track the next morning. At least…I tried. I hit Dunkin’ Donuts before we left, and I asked for an unsweetened hazelnut iced coffee. I proceeded to add my own sweetener and mct oil, but when I took that first sip, I knew it tasted too good to be sweetened by my own liquid stevia! It also tasted a lot differently than a previous unsweetened iced coffee I had earlier in the weekend. But I drank it because…$4-5 for coffee?! I’m not about wasting my money! That chick did me dirty, y’all.
On the way home I started devising a plan. I was going to really commit and do a 30 day challenge, and join #TeamNoCheats.
I survived the first weekend of the challenge (weekends are the hardest) and am currently on day 9.
What I didn’t account for, though, is my anniversary tomorrow.
We go to the same restaurant to celebrate, and a major factor in that has been the dessert. We love bread pudding, and this place has some of the best we’ve tasted. I’m debating whether or not I’m going to break my reset and partake in that tradition or stick to my guns. Verdict’s still out on that one.
That being said, I’ve been compiling short full day of eating/what I eat in a day videos on my YouTube to keep me honest and on track. It’s also fun to do a little editing at the end of my day.
As far as my weigh in goes, I lost 0.4 lbs, which is still a victory for me! Especially because I upped my overall calorie intake over the last week and a half. My biggest victory I see is the change in my body! My sad back is almost no more, which is exciting! (I share that pic in my video). Over the last month I’ve also lost 4.5 inches around my body. And more people are starting to comment about how I look like I’m losing weight! [Everyone loves a little ego boost, ey?!]
If you care to watch me talk about it, here it is!