Wednesday, October 17, 2012
My hubby started a new job this week. He starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.. That means that I get to my place of work at 6:40 every morning from now on. We plan to get a second vehicle as soon as we can afford to, but in the meantime... it's early mornings for me. My work day is from 9:00-3:00, Monday to Thursday.
I like to do my workout before leaving for work because I am really tired at the end of my workday. I'm sure as time goes on and my health improves I won't be as zonked at the end of the day, but I sure am these days.
So, yesterday... I came to work and started correcting papers and so forth right away with a cup of coffee. At 8:30 I made a bowl of oatmeal... steel cut oats, chewy and usually very satisfying. Then something happened. I was photocopying papers for an assessment I was to administer when I spotted a container of fudge. I checked the nutritional information and saw it was 75 calories a piece. So, I took one piece. A while later I ate a hard candy... and then a few more... Then I had a bowl of grapes. Later in the afternoon I had a handful of jelly beans. When Rick came to pick me up after his work we picked up some Kentucky Fried Chicken (because I was craving it).
I entered all my poor choices in my nutrition tracker, and I had gone over by 200 calories. I thought it would be even worse to be honest. I only did 10 minutes of exercise yesterday, too. I was feeling really crummy all day, and got pink eye to boot. I could hardly get down the stairs (my office is upstairs above the Post Office) without wincing with pain... made worse I am sure by all the sugar.
And then there's exercise... This morning, I walked one mile with my 4 fast miles DVD at work. I want to do more of it at home later today. I know it is an essential component to my weight loss success, and I have been doing really well up till recently. (I stayed home a couple days last week because I had a sort of flu bug.) I don't think I've fully recovered yet.
Now that I've confessed, I need to shake it off and get back on track. Better choices ahead today.