The Whole Life Challenge is not about perfection. It's about being aware of the choices you make on a daily basis.
I know that the homemade dinner I have planned for us is not unhealthy. However, as I said above, it'll have some ingredients in it (such as mozzarella cheese) that are not allowed on the challenge.
At the moment, I've earned full points on each day of the challenge and also have 3 bonus points. These bonus points are to be used to make up for any points that you may have missed. So technically if I join the group and eat what they're eating, I will break even because the 3 points I'd lose for food will be made up with the bonus points. Does that make sense?
I know it's not all about the points, but for part of me, the points matter.
I don't want to lose points unnecessarily. I already know that the changes I've made in this challenge are ones that I like/agree with/feel good about -- there's nothing that I'm craving - no sugar, no cheese, nothing. So I'm not worried that if I have a bit of something that I'll want to eat more of it the next day. I think I'm officially over that.
So here's the dilemma:
Do I just enjoy the day with D and our friends and not worry about food (because despite the forbidden ingredients it will still be quite healthy)?
Do I make a separate meal for myself so that I don't lose points? [and hope that he and our guests understand and don't feel like I'm serving them something that's unhealthy!]
I could make the whole meal WLC-friendly, but I want to make the salad the way he likes it and not substitute the ingredients. It is his birthday after all. Plus, it's a damn good salad!
I know it seems like I'm making a big deal of this; to be honest, it has been on my mind a lot. I want to do what feels right to me ... I just haven't figured out what the 'right for me' move is.
Aside from this dilemma all is good. The menu for the week is planned and the fridge is stocked with fresh produce. Tonight's dinner is grilled shrimp with bell peppers and sugar snap peas - I can't wait :)
I did Yoga + Abs this morning & then I went to RPM class after ages tonight - it felt so good to get back on that bike!
Day 11 of the Whole Life Challenge, and I'm totally on track! :)