Friday, February 13, 2009
Hey all! Today at work an associate offered me four bags of candy (to see how many I ate and the calorie surplus created check out my food log for 2/12/09). My immediate response was to say no but I thought beyond myself and said I knew a few folks who wouldn't mind the treat. Once in my possession it was only a matter of time. Why do we do this to ourselves? Good intentions gone bad Well, I cracked the first bag and a while later the second seemed to dissappear. I now know why people who track what they eat lose/maintain their weight easier because once I did the math on the first two bags there was no way I was going back for thirds. Besides I really intended to give some away. On our way to our healthier selves we will encounter the occassional pizza party, donuts in the breakroom, the candy bowls, etc, etc. It's ok to indulge now and again but vigilence and the disciplined "no thanks" to these calorie pitfalls can only help in our fight for health.
One of the first blogs I posted mentioned I was only going to list five foods since that's all the points SP gave each day for listing foods eaten. Now I'm going for total transparency! It'll mean a little more work but I want yaw'll to see everything; the good the bad and the ugly! I want you to see that we can occassionally f*#! up and still reach our weight loss/health/strength/endurance goals. Practice doesn't make us perfect, practice makes us better.