I know how; I'm not looking to make excuses or for sympathy. I don't beat myself up for mistakes with my food choices. This is simply to hold myself accountable and to let the rest of you know it's human to slip.
The good news is my sister and nephew will be here tomorrow evening through the weekend, yay! The bad news is I have been scrambling this week trying to get things done in preparation for their visit. Yesterday evening, I squeezed in my leg workout as well as today's arms and cardio...Oh, did I mention I also mowed my yard? I had my rear-end handed to me by the time I was done at 8:30.
I had planned to make some Tilapia for dinner and do some extra for lunches today and tomorrow, as well as some healthy sides to go with it. My exhaustion erased that plan. I resorted to the idea I would just do a Subway healthy option instead for today.
I packed some fat free cottage cheese along with strawberries and cantaloupe for my mid morning snack; I also keep almonds in my desk to tide me over. What a horrible plan...or lack of. I was out of food by 10:00 a.m. and hungry; for whatever reason, I didn't pack any whey protein powder as I usually do. Ugh. I was in a bind.
At noon, I promptly headed to Subway, chose the turkey and only added mustard, salt & pepper, and several veggies. I got the meal with baked chips and tea (1/4 sweet, the rest unsweet) hoping it would tide me over until I got home. I knew I wanted to go check out some non food items at the Dollar Store so I headed over there, waiting to eat until after. HA! When I left the store, I had nothing in my hands that I intended to buy...instead was a 3 serving bag of white cheddar cheez its and a 4 pk of soft batch chocolate chip cookies!!!! What the heck! I told myself to eat my subway meal first then I could have some of the cheez its but not the whole bag and I would take the cookies into the break room at work and leave them there for the taking. I did eat the meal first...fininished it up with the cheez its (ALL of them) and ate the cookies-yikes!!! While the salt and sweet combo was abso-freaking-lutely wonderful on my taste buds (I've been clean eating for five weeks), I knew I would pay for it later.
Within 15-30 minutes I began to remember what I don't like or miss about junk food and why I enjoy the benefits of clean eating instead. I felt (and still feel) like a stuffed sausage; my belly is bloated out as if I'm pushing it out on purpose! And I think I feel a headache coming on. I feel drained like I need a nap; it's a good thing I have things to do at work. Ugh.
Lack of planning and preparation leads to bad decisions!
1) Not to go into the store when I'm hungry but I did it anyway.
2) It takes 20 minutes to feel full/satiated when eating yet I kept stuffing my face as if my life was ending.
3) Always make time to pack proper/healthy options; do not rely on 'quick fixes' as they will always fail.
4) I cannot say no to salty snacks or sweets when left on my own and starving yet I put them in my own face.
Tilapia and veggies for dinner tonight (and enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow), maybe a run if I've got time after my hair appointment (which is why I combined two days workouts in the first place). And lots of water. And pack my protein powder tomorrow!
Thanks for reading, hope you learned something from my mistake!!!