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.