Saturday, January 08, 2011
Warning - this is a trick question.
I admit to being a glass half empty person . I look at it as being realistic - I'm prepared for the worst so I'm not disappointed when it happens but perfectly happy when the best occurs.
So my question for today is did I have a mini-failure or a success? I ate more than I wanted to today, more than I have in the previous 7 days, starting with pizza for lunch. Then for diner I felt like I had a mini-binge before I stopped myself. I felt sluggish and icky after doing so. So emotionally I feel like I failed.
But...intellectually I know I succeeded. Yes I ate more than I have been...but today was the first time I met almost all my nutritional goals (Vitamin D being the exception), I did not exceed any, and was the first day I went over the minimum calorie goal for the day. I exercised for an extra 10 minutes than normal even though I did not have any exercise scheduled and did my YTD best distance/time.
As I posted yesterday my challenge for this week is to work at silencing, or at least ignoring, that persistent emotional nay sayer in my head who likes food a little too much and exercise not at all.
I am happy with myself today because I did better than I ever expected to knowing what lay in wait for me at lunch today. I know I would not have done so well without Sparkpeople and all the support the people and the tools here give.