Stef, it's hard to follow the drones of eating carrots and celery til the end of eternity. Sometimes it feels like that. So, you having sweets and goodies once in a while is not going to kill you. It's a good thing, however, that your body signaled to you that you felt like crud later on - just to remind you of how good you feel when you eat well.
Yesterday I did good. So I thought: The sodium in my soup for dinner and the frozen entree I had for lunch totally sent me into a huge bloated state, not to mention stepping on the scale was a disaster. How is it, that I ate about 1,300 calories yesterday and gained 6 pounds????? Hello??? So, hon, you are not alone!
this is one of those times when it's great to put things into perspective. did you know that if you have a 4000 cal meal once a year, you only have to save up 11 cals a day to balance it out? and 4000 cals over your ranges 4000 cals. making sure you save 11 cals a day is all it takes.
if this really is a ladytime thing, that's every four weeks though. so 2000 cals over 4 weeks means saving up 72 cals a day to have a let go once a month. so if your ranges were 1200-1550, that means sticking to 1200-1479 for that one, 2000 cal over day. you can do the actual math with your ranges to see exactly what it would be for you.
and if you really like sausage, find a way to incorporate it that makes it better. if you were to make a quiche, perhaps half whole egg, half egg whites, load it up on the broccoli and cauliflower and use sausage in that, you'd be getting something tempting that you like, but bulking it out with veggies to make it more reasonable.
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I bet ladytime is the culprit. Don't worry, you'll do better tomorrow. One day at a time!
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Thats ok!! Sounds like you are doing GREAT!! We all have those days :) Keep up the good work!
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I have been doing really well...ten lbs in three weeks well. Eating about 16-1800 cal per day feeling satisfied and making good choices....then today happened.
I made a half conscious decision not to get up for the gym this am and to go after work....I SO didnt feel like it. Feeling sluggish ALL day. I went and said...five minutes...i did that and fekt weak so I skipped my workout and did twenty min on the recumbent bike.
Then I came nome....cookies galore and I dove head first...instead of my healthy dinner I had sausage and egg (whites) with my family. I sill tracked and all said and done I had 3200 cal and 4900mg salt (normally 1100-1500).
I did so well all weekend with two meals out and today I totally threw control out the window (no I didnt lose it...I knew full well what I was doing...even talked myself out of McDs). Only two things different that I can think...1. Ladytime starts tomorriw 2. I switched from oatmeal to whole grain bagel/pb/banana for break. Im switching back to atmeal btw...I was nauseous by 1130 today.
Anyways...now I sit here sugar crashing and bloated and have a plan for timorrowbut figured confession was appropriate.
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