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.