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Evaluating How Today Went

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I was typing up a few notes in my nutrition tracker about how hanging out with some friends and having a potluck dinner went. I went over my recommended calories and fat for today, but not by much (if my estimates are accurate, and it's hard to know exactly, but I think I estimated reasonably well).

I thought I'd share my "pluses" and "minuses" of the day here, even though they are still in note form.

+ 1 hour and 20 minute walk with friends
+ walk was in park, nice outside time
+ small portion frozen yogurt, my only toppings were natural unsweetened fruit
+ prepared healthy and balanced food to bring to potluck (whole wheat pasta, light on the dressing, with veggies)
+ drank only tea and water

- too many snacks and nibbles while waiting for dinner
- too many dessert nibbles at end of the night
- oddly scheduled breakfast/lunch led to overeating at dinner

Note: hard to know how host's main dish was prepared. It definitely had some fatty ingredients, but since I had filled up on healthy veggies and pasta, I ate very little of those.

All in all, a good day spent with good friends. Bringing a healthy entree was definitely a good move for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZENMIND7 1/11/2010 1:09AM

    WOW! Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!

I swear, I do not have perfect self control at all. I stick with my goals and don't beat myself up about slip-ups, but I definitely snack and nibble on junk food and eat more than I planned to at times.

Didn't have a great day today, in fact -- wound up at a movie during dinner time and that didn't go so well. Luckily I did have some figs and almonds in my purse so I ate a few healthy things on top of popcorn and some candy. And I also had my water bottle with me.

Thanks again, everyone!

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LITERATURE_NERD 1/10/2010 5:08PM

    I am so amazed at your self control. I feel like you have so many opportunities to lose track with parties and potlucks, but you remain faithful to your goals. Way to go!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/10/2010 5:08PM

    Great attitude and I'm gonna vote you a motivator. yeahhhh.

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MTNHIKER1971 1/10/2010 3:34PM

    Very good day indeed. Keep it up. It gets easier and easier the more you do it

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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 1/10/2010 10:49AM

    It's good that you're able to see the positives of your day. I tend to focus only on the negatives so that's something I'm working on.

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