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I failed!  I failed to complete another round of Core De Force.  I missed a few days in the middle of the program and then I missed the last three days because I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t think I had the strength to actually complete the workouts.

So I failed.  I know that I didn’t put forth the best effort and didn’t get anywhere near the results that I know I could have or should have been able to achieve.  While I’m not happy with myself, I am not going to beat myself up.  It’s okay to fail.  It’s a natural part of life.

I started reading “Adulting:  How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” by Kelly Williams Brown.  At one point she says, “And if you slip up and have a Diet Coke for breakfast, no one busts in and snatches away your Adult card.  Just move forward and have milk tomorrow” (3).  I don’t drink Diet Coke (or much soda at all…but I’m a Pepsi girl like Britney Spears) but I slipped up and ate a slice of 4 layer red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting the other night.  I knew I had messed up but I didn’t let it get me down.

My fiance forgot to send me our dinner menu until Friday so I didn’t make the shopping and prep list until Saturday morning.  I even made sure to go through and schedule my other meals and count my containers to make sure that I eat correctly.

I have a couple of things that I’ll be following over the next several weeks.  I posted last week about goals and that I’ll be leading a goal setting group in February for 30 days.  Well I also start a three week yoga program next Monday and I’ll be focusing on me.  I won’t be following the exact meal guide for the yoga program because I refuse to make two different dinners and I know that my fiance can’t eat on that plan just yet.  I’m going to continue to eat with my colored containers since I’m in the lowest bracket.

I did very well today.  Even with my cooking class this afternoon, I practice some great self control by only tasting our food and that was it.  Our menu was okay but not my favorite so it was pretty easy to keep from eating more than I should have.

Our menu for today was from Gray Kunz recipes:
*Summer Tomato Roll (meh…not my thing)
*Chowder with corn and muscles (much lighter than a chowder usually is, perfect for summer in my opinion)
*Cauliflower Fricasse (nope, nope, nope, nope, NOPE!)
*Striped Bass (very lemony)
*Flank Steak (very spicy and delicious)
*Apples Pan Roasted (very good…this is what I had to keep from eating more of)

Overall it was an interesting menu but really nothing outstanding that I would actually recreate at home…except maybe the apples.  Those were good.