Thin Thinking Tuesday

I think this is going to be my new motto. Not JUST for Tuesdays, but especially for them. As some of you may know, I weigh in on Wednesday mornings. Tuesday’s are generally a light eating kind of day, with a hearty salad for dinner. I try to not snack, drink lots and lots of water, and don’t have a skinny cow before bed like usual. (btw, if you haven’t tried them yet, you really need to pick up some skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. God sends!)
As some of you may also know I stayed the same last week. And do you recall the 3 gigantic beers I had Friday night? The sushi on Saturday, or how about the Mexican food I didn’t tell you about from Thursday? Yea, that all happened. But that stuff always happens. I tend to have sushi once every week, and generally one more night of eating out. That much beer though? Never! I legitimately put away about 90-100 fl oz of beer Friday. All in the name of Oktoberfest. Damned those Germans!
Every week has its ebbs and flows of good and bad. It’s RARE that a week goes by that we don’t eat out at least once, if we didn’t I might have given up on ww. Seriously. No joke after a good five days of eating great my body starts to go through some kind of withdrawal. Believe me, I know I could give up eating out if I REALLY TRIED, or choose more sensibly when I do. But NO. I’m telling you here and now that I don’t want to. And I shouldn’t have to. I should be able to thoroughly enjoy ONE meal a week without worrying about its points value, it’s fat content, it’s caloric abundance. I will say this, however, I do make much smarter choices than I ever used to. I frequently get vegetables as a side if they’re offered, I don’t eat the fries, I sometimes order a to go box with my entree and immediately place half of it away, I stop eating when I’m full, and I havent had a non-diet soda (aside from one at a wedding because they only had one diet option and it was some cherry cola, which I’m not a fan of. And I did point it, and learned that day that regular soda will NEVER be worth it) since I began WW.
My point in all of this is that I need something more than ever to keep me motivated and happy even when I don’t see the scale moving in my favor. I know it’s always better to maintain than gain, but you guys know better than anyone that it still doesn’t feel as awesome as losing. I may not lose this week, which would be a total bummer, but I need to be okay with it. My life is forever changed for the better, but I still get to enjoy so many things like I used to, except with a smarter head about it.
Do you guys have any things you tell yourselves when you gain/maintain that gets you through the week? Any routines?
I am planning on running tomorrow regardless of what the scale says. But it’s always harder for some reason when I’ve gained. When I lose I can just hit the road running and not have a care. Let’s hope I’m running carefree regardless tomorrow!

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