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    CANADA-DISCO19   5,004
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Never. Give. Up.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So my juice cleanse was a flop actually wasn't too hard, but there was "extenuating circumstances" lol...and then I read that it's not even that was the end of that. I ended up not tracking for the rest of that day and the next. I didn't necessarily binge. I made a few bad choices, but it could have been a lot worse. I just didn't track. Sometimes I get discouraged because it seems like every step forward I make, I end up making a step backwards and not getting anywhere. BUT then I think of it this way...if I wasn't doing this, if I didn't care, I would have 7 bad days a week. So even if this way I have 4 or 5 or 6 bad days out of 7, it's an improvement. Ultimately, I want to move forward. But it's a journey and right now, staying in the same place is better than gaining weight and continuing to get more unhealthy. Also it's not just about weight. I didn't track yesterday, and I ate a lot, BUT I went to the health food store and got my dinner from there instead of going for Chinese. I ate whole wheat naan, salad with chicken, olives, feta, and grilled onions, a small gelato, sugar free cookies, ice tea, and a small amount of root beer. Not the healthiest of meals, but definitely better that the mound of white rice, deep fried chicken, and bottle of soda that I would have likely had if I had gotten Chinese. I can't give up. If I give up, there is nowhere to go but backwards.

So for lunch today I was going to go check out Chop't, a salad restaurant a couple blocks away. I walked there and the line up was insane, so I ended up going to Duane Reade and getting sesame noodles and a bowl of berries. It wasn't worth the almost $11 I had to pay, but it was less than 400 calories and delicious.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYUTMOST4HIM 7/26/2011 10:38AM

    I really needed to hear this today!!!! Thanks for sharing

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ELLIE30 7/26/2011 10:33AM

    Track! Maybe you would be surprised at how well you actually did with your diet and stop beating yourself up. Spark people has a smartphone ap so you can track where you are. It annoys my family when I pull out my phone and start "texting" at the table but when I tell them what I'm doing they all give me a thumbs up.

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