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Friday, August 10, 2012

The last two days, I've found myself going about 500-600 calories over my goal. Today, I have successfully identified the reasons for this slip-up. I'm back on the wagon today and not beating myself up over the last two days. I'm happy that I've identified the reasons for the slip up. There were two reasons. One, I was highly stressed the last two days. And two, both days, I started the day with McDonald's breakfast. After 2 hours of eating this poor nutritional value meal, I felt hungry. The only thing to eat around the office was junk food at the honor-system snack counter. So, a few things I will work on are:

1. When I'm stressed out, pay closer attention to planning meals ahead of time and anticipate a potential food binge.

2. Slowly phase out McDonald's and fast food breakfasts, make a goal to eat a healthier breakfast at home at least once a week, to start.

3. Bring fruits and veggie snacks to keep at my desk, which will reduce the chance of me getting junk food from the office snack counter.

4. Enter the office from the opposite side of the floor, so that I don't pass by the junk food counter.
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    I'll have to add these to my list! I have the hardest time resisting junk food when I'm stressed. I think it'll take some time to ingrain new habits so junk food isn't my go-to stress reliever. Your self-awareness is really great.
    1865 days ago
    Good ideas, think I'll use them myself!
    1870 days ago
    Glad that you could identify your slip ups. They are very similar to mine. Besides the McD's bad food I also had the habit of going across the hall to the cafeteria and getting something out of the vending machine which is just as bad.
    I put a small refrigerator in my office and stock it each week with healthy foods and snacks. I live an hour away from work so I always make sure I have some fruit or celery sticks with me to snack on the way home. Once home, I eat what I had planned. This works very well for me.
    Stay on track. You are doing emoticon
    1870 days ago
    emoticon identifying the cause and working on the cure rather than letting the symptom make you give up!
    1870 days ago
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    I know what you mean about work and stress. I'll get really busy, stay late, and if I don't already have something made that I can just heat in the microwave when I get home, I'm just as likely to stop and pick up a pizza. I think your plan of having healthy things ready and close at hand is a winner. Good luck! emoticon
    1871 days ago
    well good luck
    1871 days ago
    Wow, it is so great that you are able to identify and problem solve like this. And a two day slip-up is nothing to beat yourself up for, especially if you are ready and willing to jump back on the wagon, like you clearly are. I wish you good luck in general, but especially in keeping McDonald's out of your diet. It's addictive, but so useless!!!

    1871 days ago
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