Days 12, 13, 14: Oops

I know, I know, I didn’t post 2 whole days in a row, but you know what?  I did it on purpose.  Ok, maybe it didn’t start out that way, but by the time I realized i hadn’t posted on Sunday it was late and I was hanging out with a friend.  That was more important so I decided to forgo the daily post.  Then I thought about it, felt a little guilty about it, and realized a much bigger lesson which led me to not posting yesterday either.  This is “The Lesson of the Oops!”

There are oops moments in all of our lives.  You leave something in a skillet or the oven too long and oops, it’s burned.  You carry one too many things and oops, one falls breaking into a million pieces.  You go shopping with a budget, and oops, cute shoes, or a new electronic item causes that budget to go by the wayside.  It’s just a part of life.  Oops happen.

It’s like that in our diets too.  The best laid plans can still have oops moments.  In fact, I had a dream last night that I was out and about at lunch time and I planned on getting a salad.  However, when I ordered I totally had a brain fart and ordered a sandwich with fries.  That’s not on this diet.  I can’t eat that.  Thankfully, I woke up before I got a look at the deliciousness between those two slices of bread and those crispy fries.

What we can’t do is let the oops defeat us.  We can’t let a little burnt food keep us from ever cooking or eating again.  We can’t let a broken belonging keep us from buying the things we need.  We can’t keep a busted budget from getting us back on track toward savings.  The oops moments don’t define us, in reality, they serve to make us stronger when we are moving toward a goal.

Thankfully, my oops moment on this 21 day journey was 2 days off of writing my blog posts.  However, that oops moment didn’t derail the diet or exercise plan I have been on.  Day 12 equaled success!  Day 13 equaled success!  Yes, I am still on my journey, and I am not going to stop.  21 days is now only 1 week away.  I got this.

Day 14:

Breakfast: Green Apple Sausage, Zucchini

Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti Squash in Meat Sauce

Dinner: Cinnamon Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Red Cabbage.

Day 10 Goals: Walk the Mountain, 10,000 steps, Eat According to Meal Plan

Goals Met?: Yes.

Day 1 Weight: 306.2

Today’s Weight: 287.6

Weight Eradicated: 18.6 lbs.

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