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Getting back on track - Again!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Well, our customer event was a success last week, but the pace is really intense, and invariably, the quality of my diet deteriorates as the week progresses. I did better this month than last, though; I only missed 2 days of exercise, and my eating was on-plan until the first day of the event. Then the call of Costco pizza and candy was too much to resist - I had not one, but 2.5 days of excessive eating,

Fortunately, I'm at a point where this doesn't derail me for the long-term. Friday was my recovery day, so I ran errands, which included walking 1.3 miles each way from the auto mechanic to my PT appointment while my car was in the shop, and I was completely on track food-wise.

My sister was visiting this weekend, so yesterday (Saturday) we drove down to Warrenton and then Luray to see the colors, stroll around, and visit antique shops. I ate healthy things, and felt good about that, so almost didn't bother logging my food at the end of the day. My conscience told me to, though, and I discovered that I had GREATLY underestimated the calories I had consumed. THAT's why tracking (ahead of time, if possible) is so important! Still I feel good about yesterday because I made healthy choices and didn't eat mindlessly, even if I did eat too much.

Today (Sunday) I'm on track with my eating, and have already logged the dinner we plan to eat out tonight (we plan to walk to a restaurant a mile from home, so dinner will involve some light exercise as well). We've already done all of the grocery shopping, so I just need to prepare breakfast/lunch for the week to stay on my program.
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NANCYPAT1 10/21/2012 4:27PM

    It sounds like you really are well on the way to NORMAL status when you can make less ideal choices and not be bummed out, can start making your corrections and not beat yourself up, and can look back and create a plan to get things back on track. Congratulations for how well you handled this situation.

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