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A Stumble and Perseverance

Thursday, February 07, 2013

So I have been able to make positive postings lately, and I hope I have helped anyone who may have read them, but life is not all sunshine emoticon and roses. emoticon

I don’t know what got a hold of me yesterday. I did about an hour of cardio and strength and had three good meals. I made a recipe I found here that is real easy and everyone likes. Everything was humming along and then I looked at my weekly progress chart. Where did all the sodium come from!? emoticon Run the full report; Breakfast 716 (okay), Lunch…1,299 WHAT! I had a soymilk protein shake, an apple, baby carrots, and a turkey sandwich. Oh, crap, the turkey. emoticon I should know better by now. I used packaged, processed, lunch meat. Just over 600mg of sodium per serving. I just flip into negative mode. I wasn’t too far over the recommended daily limit, just over 600mg, and I had consumed about 2 gallons of water (once I hit drink 10 cups, I don’t keep recording), so, you know, it wasn’t that bad, but I just couldn’t pull my mind up and out. I started munching on soda crackers, then moved on to Wheat Thins. I am not sure how many calories I ate, but I am estimating close to 1300. ARRRRRG! emoticon

New day, let it go. I have been up for about 3 hours, and I haven’t exercised yet. I am planning to ride to Makaha Beach. I want to spend some time there watching the water and people before I head back. I am hoping that it will help lift my spirits, clear out the cob webs. I just wanted to post this blog first, because putting it all out there for you to see; helps get me back where I need to be. I know I am not alone and that I am not the only one who stumbles, but it can easy to pretend I didn’t. By sharing, I am holding myself accountable to not just all of you, but myself as well. Here’s to perseverance. emoticon
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HEALTHYSLIM2 2/8/2013 1:55AM

    Ah yes - accoutanbility - it is so good for us, and one of the GIFTS of this Spark People community - where we can get support and encouragement too!
Okay, so hopefully you're 'back in the saddle again' and the ride to the beach did you good! emoticon Great thinking on just getting out there for a ride and to look at the ocean! So restorative.
And yes, it's a bummer when we mindlessly munch - - but in the grand scheme of things, it could have been SO much worse.
So chalk it up to experience and be gentle with yourself.
You are doing GREAT!!!!!!!!
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SUSANELAINE1956 2/7/2013 5:29PM

    I've had days like that. It's so frustrating to find out foods have sodium when you didn't realize it. It was probably my biggest discovery when I started tracking my food ... but at least we found out.

My ears perked up when I read Makaha Beach. I had to look it up to see where you are. We are going to The Big Island and Maui in just less than 2 weeks. I am hoping for lots of beach walks and swimming. I hope to eat healthy foods for the most part.

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