Sunday, December 16, 2012
Ok, so today has definitely been a not-so-great day for me. When I promised myself to try and update my blog daily - at least for now - I swore I would be honest at all times. So here I am, being honest. So far, I haven't tracked my meals today; this is the first time in two weeks I have skipped doing it. I planned to record it later but before I knew it, it was already past midnight (it's 1 am now as I'm typing this) and I was too tired.
Also, I baked Christmas cookies today and ate four of them as well as two traditional Finnish Christmas pastries I made. But that's not all. I skipped dinner altogether so I could indulge in those things without going over my calories. Not smart, not healthy, not something to be proud of. I'm ashamed of myself for doing that; I should know better by now!! I didn't get all the nutrients my body needs, and while I'm pretty certain I didn't go over my calories, what I ate was by no means healthy.
I realize this is something I need to be conscious about. The thing is, I really LOVE baking. I do. And I haven't baked anything for at least two months now because I know that always gets me into trouble. Today, I really wanted to bake some Christmas cookies to get it the holiday spirit, but I knew I was walking on thin ice... Granted, I could have just had one cookie and one pastry, but we all know how hard it can be to stop there. Now that the holidays are here I need to make sure I keep track of everything I eat and only eat treats and baked goods in moderation. I plan to have some on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and that's it.
You know what? I'm going to track everything I ate today right now. I don't care how late it is! I promised myself I would do this and I will. AND TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! :) A new week. I'm going to eat clean and healthy, provide my body all the nutrients it needs and go for a long walk.
-- Update --
It's now 1:30 am and I just finished tracking my food. I'm proud of myself for not skipping it after all!!! Even though I did go over my calories it wasn't catastrophic and will not lead to weight gain, I'm sure. It's not the end of the world. Live and learn, right? ;)