Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I have been doing pretty darn terrific if I have to say so myself at sticking to my plan with minor indulgences here and there that I generally plan on and they haven't been off the charts slip ups either. This has been working well for me for 3-4 months. But I haven't had any outside distractions since I'm unemployed. It's pretty easy for me right now to create my perfect food & exercise utopia. That is until YESTERDAY! I took a temporary job, thinking I might continue with it if I liked it. It puts a lot more physical demands on me and I thought I was up for the challenge. I thought since I walked/Jogged 6 days a week for 60 minutes that I would be good to go for this job. WRONG! It has been grueling and pure torture and the pay isn't that great to be willing to build up my stamina for the job...so NO, tomorrow will be the end of it for me! But what happened was I decided to treat myself to an old Jack-in-the box favorite. I figured I worked off the calories so surely I could do that. I also started drinking diet coke instead of water. I rarely ever have a diet coke these days. Yesterday and today I must have had 4 cans and little water!!! WHAT HAPPENED to me???? Today I went back to Jack in the box and had another old time favorite. When I got home and logged everything I had, well I'm 100 calories over limit and haven't had dinner yet. Then my husband calls me to say he wants to go have Mexican food since we haven't had that for a long time!!!! I'm guessing by the time I log my dinner I'll have had 2500 calories today where I normally have 1300 to 1500. Ouchie-wa-wa!!!!!
Obviously I can't seem to handle much interference in my routine. I know tomorrow is another day and I will get back on track. Facing the reality of the nutrition tracker is an effective eye opener! Thank God Sparkpeople is there for us with the tools that work...IF YOU WORK THE TOOLS!