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Avoiding a Plateau

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My sil asked dd how many times we ate out over our 5 day mini-trip to dgds graduation. Until she started listing them, I didn't realize just how many times we either ate out then had the sodium laden treats as a second meal. Those foods I wasn't able to track so somehow I turned off my radar to them.

I also had my radar off at the fast-food that was brought into the house. Chicken sandwiches from the local takeout and large slices of pizza. Then there was the party food. Ok, I only had a couple of chips and a diet soda and lots of water, so who's counting? For the first time in a very long time I ate the whole slice of cake that was handed to me. No guilt. It was delicious.

There was a send-off lunch for dd and I before we flew back to San Diego. I've missed my southern food so I did it up. Corn pone, bbq portk, fried okra and fried apples. Afterall, when will I get to be back in the south again? Besides, I reasoned, it was going to be a very long rest of the day.

Once on the flight back to San Diego I was hungry. I didn't understand. I mean hungry for a meal hungry even after that huge lunch. The trail mix, fiber bar and fruit dd and I packed didn't satisfy. I looked down to see very swollen ankles. I always swell when I travel so the lightbulb still hadn't gone on.

It was sil's simple question that turned the light on. How many times did you eat out?

I've been staying in range while at dd's house, and getting plenty of exercise in. I'm not going to kick myself at that 5 day time bubble. I'm going to remember how lathargic I was feeling and how bloated I got. The way I look at it, my body got a jolt so I'll probably, hopefully avoid a plateau.
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  • KATI5668
    Live & learn...isn't that what it is all about!!

    you had a nice visit..enjoyed your meals & had great company with them..

    Now back to the real world...

    your attitude is great!!

    2041 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Just look upon this experience as a time of learning - and it will help get you through the next.
    2042 days ago
    Sounds like you learned about how yucky those off plan foods can make you feel! Now you're right back on track, so no major damage done!! emoticon
    2042 days ago
    Life is a challenge and look at the blessings that are yours because you are a member of Sparkpeople and realize what you need to do to get back on track and start moving forward in the way you desire to move. Thank you for your honesty in willingness to share your steps backward, but realize tomorrow is a new day and the opportunity for taking steps forward to achieve your wishes is here now.
    2042 days ago
  • XRSIZE18
    Ugh, I hate when I get asked this question because I KNOW it's terrible how many times I eat out. But then I remember that it's waaaaaaaaaaay less than I used to. That old saying... I'm not where I could be but thank heavens I'm nowhere near where I was.
    2043 days ago
    keep on exercising ... you'll be fine .... we have to be able to get out and about ... we sure have learned a lot haven't we??? enjoy yourself .... Roc
    2043 days ago
    Well at least you realize what happened now and are realizing how your body is reacting to what you ate. There's no use in beating yourself up over what's already been done. Good for you for getting back on track!
    2043 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Hey, you accept what happened and you are getting back on track! That is the name of the game! Great job!
    2043 days ago
    I think you did GREAT! You are tuned in to what is good for your body, and you're acting accordingly! Can't get much better than that! emoticon
    2043 days ago
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