I had a day off work today. Yay! However, on working days, I drink more water, I eat more consistently, and it's easier to stay on plan. Today my plans included getting a massage, checking out an organic market with a friend, and getting a haircut, in that order. I had those plans down pat but what I didn't plan was food. How is it that after about 3 cumulative years on Weight Watchers I don't have the "planning" aspect down yet??
My first mistake: I got up and and enjoyed two cups of coffee while watching Grey's Anatomy from the night before and just lost track of time. Before you know it, I'm scrambling around 15 minutes before I have to leave getting myself ready and trying to find something filling, enjoyable, and fast to eat. I made my latest favorite wrap. Ridiculously delicious. Then I took off for my appointment. Following my wonderful massage was where I made my second mistake. I should have grabbed a granola bar or a yogurt or something and tossed it in my bag. Even a bottle of water would have been great!! I went straight to my friend's place to go to the market. As soon as we came back from the market, it was time for me to get across town to my hair appointment. Now it's been 5 hours since I've eaten and I am stomach-growling hungry and a little bit angry about it.
As I was preparing supper, I started thinking about how it could have turned out differently. I could have hit a drive-thru and ordered a big combo meal and polished it off without even thinking about it. When I was in the gas station looking at the candy and chips, I made a choice. With every fast food restaurant I drove past, I made a choice. With every 7-Eleven and Mac's I drove past, I made a choice. On their own, those choices seem so small but put them all together and it's a lifestyle choice. A million little choices got me to where I am now and a million little choices will get me back to where I need to be. Those little choices don't seem so little all of a sudden.