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Yesterday was a bad eating day

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Due to working yesterday day and having my partners concert yesterday night I had little control over when I ate and I ended up eating badly.

I started the day with cereal, no time for my smoothie, before work.

After work I got home with enough time to have a heat n eat meal before rushing out the door to my in laws, who were taking me to the concert. I forgot to take snacks. I should have taken snacks!

By the time intermission rolled around I was hungry and ALL they were selling was chocolate. So you can see where this went. I had a bar of chocolate.

By the time the concert ended and my partner was all packed up it was around my dinner time. And we were both exhusted for having really long days. So we stopped and got burger king. I had a grilled burger and a couple of fries, and half my drink.

So yesterday was horrible! But there was not much I could do about a lot of it, except being more organised next time.

Tonight I have to have dinner at my in laws and I have no idea what is on the menu, so hopefully I will be able to eat well for all of today. AND hopefully it will stop raining long enough for me and my partner to go for a nice long walk

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BEANPOD77 7/31/2010 10:04PM

    I think you did great. There are days when we just don't have total control. I agree with Payanar..the fact you had "a couple of fries" and did not inhale fast food is a great accomplishment..Don't beat yourself up..Just log what you can..learn what you can from the experience ( ie maybe have some "ready to go snacks" in the fridge or some lo cal granola bars in your car etc) and move forward! You are doing so well!!

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PAYANAR 7/31/2010 9:04PM

    It sounds like you did have a few slips, but be proud of the fact that you didn't mindlessly inhale the Burger King food without another thought. After a day like that it would be hard for me to have a "couple" french fries and to have the presence of mind to only drink half the soda. I think it sounds like you are well aware of the mistakes of the day so you will be able to plan for next time. Keep it up! emoticon

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Please disregard my previous entry

Friday, July 30, 2010

About 30 seconds after I published my last blog post I closed my eyes for just.one.second. I woke up 2 hours later. Hmmm must have used all that new energy learnin stuff at school...or something. By the time I woke up it was dark, and I have a huuuuge bruise on my thigh which hurts when I walk. So, no exercise.

Ya know how when you have a nap and you wake up and you are super groggy? That was me. I asked my boyfriend to clean the kitchen and make dinner. He said no and got pizza instead. So I went over my calories. Not hugely, I'm not going to worry about it, but I went over more then I might like.

Ah well, will do better tomorrow. I can't be perfect and pizza happens. At least because I'm allergic to cheese it was lower in calories!

Have a good day all!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/30/2010 10:13AM

    I made a rough estimate of around 200cal per slice. Which isn't too bad, but I had 4 slices. Opps. It isn't the worst thing in the world and a slice or 2 with a salad would be an OK occasional dinner. Its just that tonight I had the previously mentioned 4 slices and no salad.

But all is well, I enjoyed it, it was tasty and I'll be right back on track tomorrow :)

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AMLYST 7/30/2010 10:07AM

    I think that pizza without cheese can't be that bad. You have the crust (grains), veggies, meat (protein) and the sauce.

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More energy then before

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Today I didn't have a coffee.

Friends were speechless. They asked me what was wrong. Did I not have any money?

No, I had money. I also felt I had enough energy to get through the day without it. That and I didn't want to go over my calorie range with coffee. I'd rather eat the calories!

Which brings me to the point. I am noticing that I have more energy. Not bucket loads or anything, but enough so that I don't HAVE to have a coffee to keep me awake in the morning. It was freeezing so it would have been nice to have something warm to hold though...maybe I need to aquire a taste for herbal tea...

So this is (hopefully) another positive side effect of eating better!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/30/2010 10:07AM

    It is so cold here at the moment that my water is nearly ice cold just coming out of the tap!

Iced coffee...double the awake power, one hit...something to think about!

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AMLYST 7/30/2010 10:05AM

    Isn't it awesome not to have coffee?! I try to not drink coffee on the mornings I run because it's time away from my wather and I always feel a little more dehydrated when I drink coffee. Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee on my weight lifting days . . . They say that ice water has the same effect on the body as coffee. Not sure if that is true, but just something to think about

Can you imagine what Ice Coffee would do . . . HAHAHA!

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I had a good day today :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I ate well (within my calorie range, small sweet treat), I walked for 4km and I felt amazing at work tonight in my work clothes.

My work clothes are all a little tight and I always feel very aware of my size when I'm wearing them. But tonight I looked in the mirror at work and I felt good.

I know that I have only just started this journey and I haven't lost much, but not being bloated anymore has REALLY made a difference to how I look. I don't look 6 months pregnant anymore! 4 months, maybe emoticon. Not having a huge tummy makes me look better in my clothes and I'm feeling more confident.

So I'm going to bed happy about my day and myself. Ready to get up in... 6 hours for school!

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What the hell is happening?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I craved a banana. A banana!

What is happening to me? Why did I crave healthy sweet fruit instead of unhealthy sweet chocolate? Is my chocolate addiction subsiding? Was I deficient in something that the banana had? Or was it the fact that the bananas are beautiful and ripe and yellow and they were sitting right infront of me all last night??

Who knows. I'm not gonna question it anymore, I think I shall just go with it!

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NOTMILK 7/30/2010 7:09AM

    maybe you are learning to listen to your body? That banana probably had something you needed and because it looked so yummy AND you knew it was a good idea! Way to go - pass me one!

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LAURELSPARK 7/29/2010 12:36AM

    Good for you. I think I'm going to put some fresh fruit out on my counter. Maybe it will look so good that I'll head toward the fruit when I am hungry.

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