Popping in for a quick daily update! I promise to be back to my full posts on Monday but I didn’t want to leave you hanging with nothing today.

I’m in the White Mountains working & attending the Highland Games. All day long I was surrounded by food & alcohol. Everyone around me was indulging in “special” treats.

I’ll tell you what – “special treats” don’t make me feel that special anymore. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE a good piece of red velvet cake or cup of ice cream, but that’s about it. A random cookie or whoopie pie or batch of french fries just doesn’t make me feel very good. Yeah, it tastes good for a minute but then I feel tired, heavy, bloated and thirsty. That’s definitely not very special!

I knew fat loss friendly choices would be challenging today. Before we left this morning I thought about what would make me feel my best. Without a doubt, avoiding sugar, starch & alcohol makes me feel my best. It’s not even a question.

I want to feel my best. I want to feel my best more than I want 2 minutes of enjoyment from a treat or a drink.

I woke up at 4:30am and drank coffee while I worked until about 10:30am. On the way to the Games I had 2 handfuls of macadamia nuts.

We went to a food tent at the games for lunch. Everyone I was with ate scotch eggs, fried fish, french fries or meat pies. Fortunately, they had hamburgers. I got a hamburger, threw out the bun and felt satisfied. I had a packet of coconut butter with me but didn’t end up eating it. The burger wasn’t the most delicious thing ever but especially when I’m away from home, I want to feel my very best.

While everyone drank beer, I drank water. I didn’t feel like I was missing out because I knew I was making the choice that would make me feel my very best. That’s not missing out. I don’t want to miss out on feeling great!

We went out to dinner and after making great choices & avoiding temptation all day, I wanted to stay the course. I also wanted to really enjoy my meal. So, I did.

I had a delicious prime rib & side salad. After a few ounces of the meat, I shared it with the table. I definitely didn’t need the entire huge steak.

Though I wasn’t precisely aware of my carb & protein grams today, I was for sure under the 50 grams of carbs and 110 grams of protein I’m shooting for with this reset I’m trying.

I didn’t get in a workout today other than walking & hiking, and I’m great with that. I’m planning a full workout first thing tomorrow morning.

That’s all I’ve got for you today! Identify what choices will make you feel your best and choose them with conviction!