Today was a dark day.
Friday, January 11, 2013
I woke up rather tired and pulled myself up at 5:45 as I do every day to get a head start on my walking. I walk half an hour before work which nets me a little over 3000 steps. I figure it is easier to face the 10,000 steps that way.
DH was off tonight so I worked with someone else. I had ordered the best choice on the menu for my dinner which was pasta. I brought 2 tangerines and a banana for a snack during the shift. I got to work and realized I forgot to bring my yogurt for my breakfast (we work 12 hour shifts). I had a piece of pound cake that is small in my backpack so I ate that after looking up the calories.
When dinner came the pasta was pretty much inedible. There was no protein on it and if there was a red sauce on it I would have dared you to find it. So, now I’m hungry. I look in my backpack and my supplies are getting thin since we go home soon. I found a granola bar which I planned to eat if I felt hungry. I needed something to feel like I had eaten so I found a cup of soup I had in my pack and had that.
My knee had hurt yesterday but I walked my steps and took a hot shower and took Aleve and was off to bed for the night. I had that blue feeling today. It was raining for the 45 minute drive (on top of icy roads with no seatbelts) so I was a little nervous by the time I got to work.
I could not be more bored on the night shift. I am about computered out with FB, Pinterest, email and movies.
I considered telling DH a little white lie about my knee still hurting so I wouldn’t have to walk my steps today, but after I thought about it I realized I was short-changing myself. That I would know.
So, I put on my music and headphones and before I left work for the night I had walked 9900 steps. I still have to get back to the hotel and upstairs to breakfast so I know I will be beyond my goal for the day.
Have you ever had the feeling you ate too much because you THOUGHT about overeating all day? That’s how I felt. I felt full and was sure I had mindlessly eaten something but when I looked in my pack I realized I had not eaten the granola bar that I had stashed just in case. That I had stayed in my calorie range for the day.
So, my day is about over and I didn’t fall off my program and although I still feel a bit blue I didn’t add to that by overeating or not exercising.
I caught myself while walking telling myself why I want to lose weight.
So, focusing on our goals and sticking with the program will get us where we need to be.