Knowledge is power.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
So, I've been absolutely horrible about keeping track of my diet, lately. Ever since "the holidays", when I was eating unspeakable treats and meals, it became easier and easier to just stick my head into the sand and ignore the content of certain foods and ignore the quantities with which I was eating them. And, so here I was this morning, trying to decide if I should sneak another one of the hostess cupcakes I had gotten for putting into my son's lunches when I decided that I really ought to check my food log, first. See, when I stepped onto the scale this morning, I had fully gained 10 pounds from my low of 159 pounds this fall and it's distressing. So, I looked up the cupcake and one little cupcake has a whopping 180 calories!! Between knowing about the cupcake and knowing about my weight (something else I've been ignoring lately) I finally had the power to make the right decision. I am NOT going to sneak another cupcake. I had one, earlier. My breakfast is still at just about 400 calories--right where it should be. So, I can hold my head high and get one with my day knowing that I am awesome and back on track to hitting my goal weight of 140 sometime this summer. I might even brave the winter weather for a walk with my 3 year old this afternoon! (Well, we've all got to think BIG, right?!)