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Dear Fast Food, You are clouding my food tracker!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

They say that admitting it is the first step....I admit it. I totally caved and ate lunch from a drive-thru window. And let me tell you, I did not make wise choices or eat anything that remotely resembled a vegetable or fruit. Sure, I could have had the grilled chicken salad, but I went for the chicken strips. Yep, I said it deep...fried...chicken. If it were not for SparkPeople and forcing myself to be accountable and tracking my food (keepin' it real) I would not have known that my lunch including the Diet Pepsi (to hide my own personal guilt and justify that at least I did not have sugar??) was 90% of my calories FOR THE DAY! Good heavens, what have I done??

I will not beat myself up about it. I was starving, I got a flat tire running an errand, and it triggered some emotional binge festival. I guess my brain thought 'oh, donut for a tire....let's hit the drive thru!' LOL

On the flip side, tonight I laced up my sneakers and tried my best on the treadmill to burn off what I could. Live and learn. Now I know how many calories are really in that 'basket meal,' prayed for my arteries, got in some exercise, and moved on.

Break your successful and unsuccessful moments into just that....moments, and there are new moments to be had every second.

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  • v TRIPLE_EMME
    Don't be too hard on yourself. You went to exercise after your lunch experience.

    Maybe we should have a 30 day challengevamongst friends... No fast food... As motivation.

    We're all together in this.

    You just keep going, sister!
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    1303 days ago
  • v TRIPLE_EMME
    Don't be too hard on yourself. You went to exercise after your lunch experience.

    Maybe we should have a 30 day challengevamongst friends... No fast food... As motivation.

    We're all together in this.

    You just keep going, sister!
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    1303 days ago
  • v NEELIXNKES
    One meal isn't going to make or break your journey. Keep pushing forward!!
    1307 days ago
  • v ILIKETOZUMBA
    I'm sorry you had a rough time with the car and everything, but I love your attitude about the fast food. You ate it, you tracked it, you got some exercise, and you didn't obsess over one unhealthy meal. I think that's the best way to handle it! I've been known to cry when I felt insecure about going over calories or eating a lot of junk I didn't mean to. Thank you for setting such a good example of maintaining a healthy attitude and perspective in the face of our inevitable imperfect choices. :)
    1308 days ago
  • v BEARLYBOO
    Don't beat yourself up for one day. Try to get back on track tomorrow. I have faith in you.
    1308 days ago
  • v RDGISME
    Well...your day could have been worse: you are at least aware of where you went wrong! Just think--so long ago, you would neither have cared, nor realized just what you were/were not nourishing your body with! Work out time later..Perfect way to counter your binge!!!
    1308 days ago
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