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I didn't want to...but...


Monday, February 04, 2013

I came home feeling blah. Work was busy and when I came home at lunch to walk the dog, I had a complete snack meltdown. I guess it was much later than usual and I didn't eat enough for lunch - so when I got home, I was looking for stuff to eat. Instead of taking the dog for the usual walk, we just played in the backyard for abit. Then I snacked down on 2 rice crispy squares (200 cal), one of the kids snack pack brownies (100 cal), some smart food (200 cal) and a tablespoon of peanut butter (80 more). What the heck - so random and not my usual triggers, but there it was so... gobble gobble gobble.

Well, this weighed heavy on me (no pun intended) and I started to have my own little pity party as the day went on. Boo Bex - you are not even good enough to keep this up for a month - let alone forever. So I cooked dinner, had a glass of wine and was almost going to just pack it in for the day. But instead, I decided to own my snack insanity and I tracked it all. Well, since I had eaten so lightly at lunch and had a healthy breakfast and dinner, I didn't actually go over the high end of my calories. This made me start to feel a little bit better - so instead of reaching for a second glass of wine, I reached for the water. Not proud of my little binge, and I have learned that I need to eat properly at lunch so I don't come home feeling like a scavenger!

As the evening ticked on, I got very comfortable on the couch. I did NOT want to take the dog out for a walk. It's cold out there. But...it's 2 of my fast break goals - walk the dog daily and exercise 20 minutes per day. So...I shook it off andI DID IT. I didn't want to, but I did. So there, I have officially turned this day around and I am going to bed feeling good instead of like a failure.

Weigh in is Wednesday. I am only looking for one pound this week since I lost 3 last week. 1 pound will keep me on track for my goals.
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FUNKY5RED 2/5/2013 9:23AM

    You inspire me. You had a misstep, but took responsibility for it and decided to keep going forward. That is a big part of what works. Good for you!!!!! Thanks for setting such a good example.
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SANDBBAR 2/5/2013 9:08AM

    You handled yourself well on this one...give yourself all the credit you deserve!! emoticon

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JKTENTATIVE 2/5/2013 1:29AM

    What a fabulous blog!! How many times have we all done exactly that...eaten the wrong things and then felt out of control. Again, you inspire me...it truly does make all the difference when you track everything!! Okay - tomorrow I will, indeed, track everything...(not just through lunch).
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RUMOUR101 2/4/2013 10:54PM

  What a great day to share. I'm new as well and so was looking today, for a blog to inspire me. I'm feeling sluggish and a bit frustrated but after I read your blog, I felt like I could do it too... brush it off and keep on going!

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