Today's task was another one that was a little harder to get my hands around, like the Think day. It's not that I am not used to visualizing, it was just that visualizing the kinds of tasks that I was asked to visualize: Immediately logging my food right after I eat it, etc., were kind of boring. I know they are good habits and crucial to success, but visualizing myself tapping on my phone... not so exciting. I think these chapters would have worked better if the prompts were a little more open-ended.
One thing that is easier to visualize is being proactive and having things planned out and ready, so that I don't get caught hungry and make terrible decisions. We planned our meals for the week yesterday, and I went out to restock the kitchen this morning. I put the beans for tomorrow night's soup in to soak.
I bought a few Quest bars because they have 20 grams of protein and a clean list of ingredients. They were a sponsor at Fitbloggin '13, and unfortunately then I was anti-protein-bar, so I didn't try them. I'm hoping they will come back for Fibloggin '14, because I won't make that mistake again. The one I had today was amazingly fudgy and only had one gram of sugar in the whole bar. I split the bar with my husband for a snack, and had it with a small apple to meet the minimum calories. If the other three are as good as this one, I'm going to make sure to have them with me when I'm teaching in the evenings.
I'm glad I had that snack, because this afternoon was a very chaotic family party with tempting food. I did better than I usually do but it was still a little rough. I know it would have been worse if I had gone on an empty stomach. I missed my workout today too, because my sister got a flat tire on the way home thanks to Toledo's wonderful potholes, and I went with my mom to try to help her find a place to get it repaired on a Sunday (no luck).
I think I'm going to start doing something Sunday morning as insurance, because getting to that evening swim can get tricky sometimes. That's something to visualize.
I'm getting close to the end of The Diet Fix. Tomorrow is the big weigh-in. Stay tuned.