Sunday, July 22, 2012
As many of you know I finished BLC19 on Tuesday night. The next round doesn't begin until Sept. 12. The last time we had a big break (Dec/Jan) I gained nine pounds and I do NOT want that to happen again.
We went out for lunch today and I ate my usual carefully measured meal. We came home with some BIG projects (weeding, emptying and cleaning the hot tub, sweeping the garage, laundry, etc.) I came in from all this work hot, sweaty and hungry. I fixed my half a sandwich and thought I would "finish off" the stub end of a bag of tortilla chips. This took me to the top of my range for the day. I should have stopped but i ended up eating a 400 calorie snack about 9:30. That took me OVER my range by 400.
I was very unhappy with myself over those 400 calories because I just do not want to repeat last break's mistake. I had made a detour. The damage was done but rather than go to bed in the detour I decided to get up and get on the elliptical and work off those 400 calories. It took 25 minutes at an 11% incline to do that. I'm sweating like mad but I'm pleased that instead of sleeping in the detour (previous blog title) I DID something.
I want to share that one thing that is ESSENTIAL is tracking food. Had I not tracked I might have gone over by a lot more than 400. With tracking (even if you go over) you make better choices in the following days. You "learn" and adjust more quickly.
I'm rehydrating now and making my plan for tomorrow. I'll share it with you.
1) Track EVERYTHING
2) EAT IN RANGE
3) 30 Minutes of Cardio
4) 3 Freggies
5) Read one educational article at SP
6) Encourage 3 people.
That's my plan!