Saturday, January 26, 2013
During the week it is so much easier to do things right! There are schedules, routines, time tables...it works...
All work week long I look forward to the weekend (most people do right?!)...and then it hits.
Friday's start hard because that used to be my 'super cheat' day. I'd eat what ever I wanted and as much as I wanted...to the point I would make myself sick! I have learned that this just doesn't work, and, I don't like to feel sick. But...Fridays are still hard to be good. This Friday my husband and I went to lunch together, which we try to do every once in a while. I stayed in my calorie range for the day, although with the added chips and queso/salsa snack with half of a chicken tender while watching Ghost Hunters at 9:30 at night didn't help...it put me mid/high in my counter...but still in there.
Saturdays just plain suck (food/craving wise). All I want to do on a Saturday is get up and go get a chocolate covered cinnamon roll the size of my head OR go to Jimmy's Egg and eat their HUGE whole wheat pancake, syrup and bacon (yeah, don't let 'whole wheat' fool ya...the meal, even when I share with my son is 750 calories!). Today, I got up, baked some hashbrowns and had a banana. Then I hit Zumba and burned off 500 calories, ate a granola bar and came home and fixed a grilled cheese and ham sandwich...yeah, doing pretty good. But wait...then there is tonight. The Zumba girls and I are going out to a local Mexican Restaurant and I really have no good way to measure the calories for the 2 hard tacos I will eat. I have estimated using other restaurant taco's as guides...but it drives me crazy.
Why oh why do I feel so bad when I go over my minimum nutritional range?!? Silly right? I don't do it every day...I hardly EVER go over...but sometimes I want to be ok with it. This is Saturday, if I 'blow it' by being in my high range of calories, I have the entire week to get right...I have Zumba tomorrow and Wednesday and I can go to the gym a number of times in between and after that...I need to focus.
So...I'm going to go tonight...have a great night, eat my taco's and not worry about if I am down to the calorie with their value. I won't go crazy and blow the whole day, because that's just silly.
It's like I'm starting over again...learning how to live in the 'real world' and still be healthy...I can do this, it's mental, I WILL do this...just gonna take me a while... :)
Hope you enjoyed the rant and internal battle thrown out there for the world to see!
Make it a great one all!