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If I had tried, I couldn't have screwed up the last week any worse than I did :(

Sunday, April 24, 2011

So, I'm not big on making excuses, but I really didn't have the best situation going on the past week to help me succeed. Instead of whining about it, I'm going to put all my stupid excuses in a list and figure out how I could have done better.

1. I had training all week at work, and we had breakfast and lunch brought in every day, M-F. Ordered by a guy who likes meat and potatoes. The healthy stuff on the menu...wasn't all that healthy. There was some salad for 2 days, but one of the days the salad had bacon, cheese, pasta, eggs, and some creamy italian dressing in it. Way to de-health a salad. Oh, and the alternatives that day were hot dogs and tamales :(.

So, how could I have done better? Well let's be real, no one forced me to eat any of the food. It's not like they duck-taped me to a chair and force fed me. After the first day or two, I did try to enjoy the food in more moderation then the first couple days.

2. I had two after work group dinners this week. Neither of them had anything healthy, they were full of sauces, italian food, tiramisu, and alcohol. I rarely have dinners after work, so 2 in one week, on top of the killer lunches, really did me in.

How could I have done it better? I could have skipped dessert, and I didn't need to try all the different kinds of pasta (2 different kinds at EACH dinner). And I didn't have to sample one of everything.

3. There was candy all over the place for the afternoons during the training. And I partook of it. Daily. I did well one day, but wow it's hard to avoid chocolate.

How could I have done better? Chewing gum really helps me curb my cravings especially when there is food staring me in the face in a standoff. But did I bring my gum to work? Nope. It would have been so easy to just drop the gum in my purse in the morning but in my rush I just forgot it every single day.

4. Easter. Nuff said.

How could I have done it better? Well, I was in control of it since I had people at my house, so I certainly didn't have to make the stuff I did, but it's tradition and I'm just a sucker for needing food traditions (really, if I wasn't I would be in this place now would I?). But, I could have definitely eaten LESS. I didn't need 3 pieces of bread, or all those deviled eggs, or the ice cream afterwards. GAH.

After all that, there were a couple of things I did well last week. I drank my water EVERY day, without a doubt. Sitting in training all week actually made it very easy to drink my water. But really, I'm just calling last week a bust and I'm moving on from this point because I can't change what I did but I can change the future. And that is all that matters.
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    Thanks for the nice words. Strength in numbers? Right. That's how I'm going to view it :)
    2522 days ago
    Holy CARP. The stars must have been in the "be an idiot" alignment. We're ALL regretting the last week. Eeep.
    Well, chalk one up to experience. Tally-ho and all that. xoox
    2524 days ago
    I like your approach - not excuses but placing blame appropriately, looking for ways to improve. I ate horribly too! I've learned that I don't like giving other people control over my meals because my will power isn't strong enough to do the right thing. This week I'm back in my kitchen so I'm hopeful I can get healthy again.
    2524 days ago
  • ALLIECAT1881
    I also slacked horribly on week 6... and I felt the lethargy and bad mood because of it. You're right though, it's a new beginning! :)
    2524 days ago
    you are definitely not alone..week 6 sucked for me as well.. ahh well, bring on week 7!!
    2524 days ago
    Oh boy, I can relate! I was just thinking about how to make this week better than last! You've inspired me to get my act together!
    2524 days ago
    I hear ya' girl !!! Your not alone. Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning !!! We need to put today behind us and move on!!! We can do this !!!
    Love ya', Flutterfli emoticon
    2524 days ago
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