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A Tough Follow Up

Saturday, October 31, 2009

As a follow up to a bad day yesterday, today was not exactly what I would have hoped for. It started off with my not having time for a proper breakfast (just a Slim Fast shake). When I got home after my class, my wife wanted to go out and run some errands, so all I got for lunch was a diet bar. By the time it got to be dinner time, I was over hungry and had a really hard time trying to control what I ate. I think I managed to stay close to plan, but I felt lousy and out of control. I need to get completely back on plan tomorrow, and carry on from there.

Happy Hallowe'en!

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NETTIEDEE 11/1/2009 2:24PM

    Can you go back to the day and see what you could have done differently? Perhaps grabbed some fruit with the shake for breakfast? I have small containers filled with peanut butter, honey and plain yogurt for on-the-run high-protein breakfast. Can you prep something similar for yourself? Could you have taken 15 minutes before leaving the house to run errands? Why didn't you? That's enough time to prepare a sandwich (hummus, pre-chopped veggies, pre-cooked meats, etc).

For me, having food at hand that I prepare ahead of time is a time saver. Along with the breakfast cups above I have in my fridge pre-roasted veggies, a huge pot of tomato/meat sauce I can add to rice, pasta, etc. A couple of cups of already cooked rice and 2-3 cups of cooked garbanzos. With all the pieces in the fridge, making meals is less cooking and more assembling.

Getting all this done is MY BIGGEST discipline yet. I'm finding it really convenient though! Wishing you a good day, followed by an excellent one yet!

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And a Not So Successful Day

Friday, October 30, 2009

So, I fell off the wagon a bit tonight. My wife ordered Chinese food, and although I ate mostly vegetables I ate way too much of it. I felt bloated and uncomfortable, and psychologically I felt like "Well, I'm already off the wagon, I might as well really go for it." Fortunately I was able to control that urge and limit the damage. So, tomorrow I need to get back on track and let tonight go. Dwelling on it won't help anything - only getting back on plan and sticking with it will make a difference. I'll chalk this one up to experience and learn from it, and move on.

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VGIMLET 10/31/2009 1:20AM

    There are days chinese food happens...good for you for not giving to the "now that I've already blown it" urge. Sometimes that's harder to let go of than the initial, hmm, stumble.

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Another Successful Day!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

So, I got thru another day without blowing my calorie goal. I was saved by a couple of sugar free jello snacks that satisfied my sweet tooth with only 10 calories apiece. That tided me over until I was settled with my book and the dogs and could unwind and think about what I really want - to see the scale go under the next five pound mark! Hopefully, I won't be disappointed, since I have stayed within my goals and kept to my exercise all month.

And speaking of exercise, my boss, whom I do events with at times, has talked me into doing the Phoenix 10K, followed by the 5K on Sunday, November 8. I'm not sure I'm in good enough shape to get thru both, but we'll see how it goes!


A better day

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I was more controlled today, and had less trouble sticking to my plan. I missed my protein target, though, so I'll have to be a little more cognizant of that tomorrow. All in all, a good day. I hope everyone else is doing well out there!

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NETTIEDEE 10/28/2009 11:09PM


Good for you! May tomorrow be better than today!

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Close today

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Today was the closest I've come to going over my calorie goal. I just barely stayed in my goal range, and I still feel like I want something else to eat. However, I know it isn't because I'm actually hungry. Fortunately, I'm close enough to bed time that I will be able to hold off eating anything else, and tomorrow will be a new day!

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VGIMLET 10/28/2009 1:15AM

    Congratulations on holding off the "hungries".


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