I knew the day would be difficult for me, as I was not in control of the food. I ate sensibly for breakfast and ate a light dinner, but lunch was probably calorie heavy. I did only have one piece of homemade strawberry cake (one of my favs) and refused to take any home. :)
Ate some ham, baked beans, scalloped potatos, etc. I shared a piece of apple pie with my daughter. Had some wine. And let myself have 1 homemade peanut butter egg....
I felt guilty, but then I realized that I will never stay away from chocolate or holiday meals all together. I didn't pig out all day, just one meal. I'm okay with that.
Exercise class tonight - I'm ready!
Holidays are stressful enough to add in 'guilt' or feeling down about myself into the mix. People noticed that I lost weight and it made me feel good. I had a good time with family and I am glad we are over another holiday for this year
Fitness Minutes: (83,925)
2,489 4/1/13 8:33 A
Major downfalls for me.... :(
It wasn't dinner or any of my meals the last two days. I ate healthy, lots of veggies, fruits, clean and fresh protein. At Easter Dinner I had the perfect portion of each dish. I just took a nice large spoonful of each one. I'm maintaining now so I have a lot more calories to work with. But it was all great stuff. A little bit of baked potato, a little bit of stuffing, a little bit of some the best turkey I'd ever tasted, a teaspoon of cranberry sauce, a big spoonful of carrots and a big spoonful of green beans. Lunch was a fruit, veggie, pumpernickel platter.
Now the downfalls... I had a free for all when it came to my mother in law's peanut butter cup banana bread (she made it especially for me because I love peanut butter and chocolate), Easter chocolate and jelly beans. I also had, not 1 but two helpings of a creamy chocolate cake dessert. I just had a free for all! I had worked out extra hard all week, I even jumped rope, played basketball and went for a walk while at their house and I counted calories diligently all week because I knew I was going to indulge a bit but this was CRAZY.
And the NEXT day.... argh. I woke up sick Easter Sunday, something my kids had been passing around. So being miserable and already mad at myself... I had another free for all Sunday... too much chocolate, too many jelly beans, too much food in general. I just reached the point where I convinced myself that I've already went way over the line, I might as well make it really worth it. Wrong attituted, of course, I know that.
And yes... I am paying for it. I finally decided to weigh myself to get refocused and back on track and I gained 7 lbs! I know a good portion is bloat because in addition, I have a stomach flu today. I really need to learn from this experience. I am at the point where I'm maintaining but this is a major lesson I should have already learned on my journey. I feel like I fell for a novice mistake and I should have known better or not be susceptable to these kind of slip ups.
Next holiday/birthday/special occassion my plan is to return to my roots. I've been so good at managing my cravings, indulgences in the past. I need to recentre.
No downfalls for me: Ate sensibly. My dessert was fresh strawberries with fat free cool whip.
Fitness Minutes: (1,751)
214 3/31/13 8:25 P
That there were pretty much no vegetables to speak of at the meal..corn doesn't count. :-) I went to my parents and so I had to make do with some grape tomatoes and iceberg lettuce. We also had local (from the neighbor)roast beef (my dad can't stand the saltiness of ham so the dont eat that), baked potato, egg noodles, corn, rolls, and pickles. Carb city! I skipped the potato since I had one the night before but otherwise didnt to THAT bad. Now that I am back at my own house, I may make myself some sugar snap peas for a snack though. :-)
Fitness Minutes: (64,494)
1,985 3/31/13 8:17 P
Had a little ham and baked mac and cheese. But we also had 3 different veggie salads (carrot salad, asparagus/pepper salad and cauliflower/bean salad).
And peanutbutter brownies with vanilla ice cream...
Fitness Minutes: (1,404)
1,455 3/31/13 6:42 P
No downfalls for me. I'm going to enjoy some ham for the first time all year. We have a very casual at-home New England style boiled dinner, so the veggies that come with it are all healthy. The one thing I'll skip from years past is butter.
Enjoy your Easter!
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437 3/31/13 5:00 P
All of it.
Fitness Minutes: (35,076)
38 3/31/13 10:24 A
Our traditional Easter meal has always been relatively healthy - ham, asparagus, green salad, strawberries. Sodium & wine will be my downfall today but I'm OK with that.
No downfalls for me, I have changed my lifestyle and only eat healthy. No salty ham or creamed veggies, I'm having steamed veggies, yogurt cucumber salad, a sweet potato, and 4 ounces of Turkey. For desert I am having a no sugar added applesauce cup with cinnamon.
I made GF stuffing. Not sure if I'll have any, though.
That would be the only thing. We're not planning any dessert, or having guests
Fitness Minutes: (5,559)
681 3/31/13 7:37 A
Today, it will be wine.
The foods offered today will either be low fat and healthy (thankfully at our get-together, most of the people bringing food are watching what they eat) or food I don't care for that much (phew, less temptations). But there will be plenty of wine, which unfortunately is a huge weakness for me, and SO many calories!
Fitness Minutes: (89,001)
11,861 3/31/13 7:33 A
I've had company all week, just left this morning, so I've eaten out and had lots of big dinners already. No plans for Easter dinner, just chillin.
This year, I won't have a downfall. I've planned ahead and I've GOT this one! I've already tracked my food tracker so I know what I'm eating. It's a better plan for me than going in and hoping for the best. I have to many years of doing that and know that it doesn't work for me.
Wishing you the best on your Easter dining!
Fitness Minutes: (6,835)
610 3/31/13 6:58 A
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