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Rough Week...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's been a rough week eating-wise. I haven't gone completely off the charts terrible with my decisions, but they haven't exactly been the best.

I'm already kicking myself today a little because I decided to allow myself to get breakfast on my way to work. As I pulled up to the drive through window, I had a healthy(ish) option in mind, but when they asked me what I wanted I blurted out Egg & Cheese on a BISCUIT (!) and a hash brown. I then proceeded to scarf both of those things down during the 5 remaining minutes of my drive to work. 460 calories and 24 grams of fat later, I'm feeling awful. I knew I would feel awful before I ate it but I still proceeded to do so.

Why do we do these things to ourselves? I didn't gain anything from eating that (besides, possibly, weight) and it made me feel terrible, yet the temptation to eat things that are "bad" is always there.

On top of all that, I didn't lose a single pound this week. I had a friend visiting over the weekend and we ate out a couple of times, but I did try to stay in line with all of my other meals to make up for it and I still worked out according to schedule (aside from skipping a little yoga on Sunday morning). I have another friend visiting this weekend and, while she's very careful about her weight and we have plans to go to the gym, I'm still worried that I'll be tempted to go out to eat and drink. I've been trying to think of things we can do together that are physically active, rather than going out to "party" but I know that's going to be a hard thing to sell.

Anyway, I'm going to Zumba tonight before rehearsal and I'm hoping I'll have time to swing by Wegmans and get a salad for dinner, especially after my horrendous breakfast.

I'm trying to keep the mentality that even if the weight's not coming off, exercising is benefiting my body on the inside as well as benefiting my mental health. I just have to keep repeating that to's so hard not to get discouraged when the scale doesn't move :./
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    I think it's really great that you are owning up to your mishap breakfast. It's good that you are recognizing it and posting it here. A lot of people will lie to themselves and act like they never went through that drive thru, but you are owning it, so good for you.

    Do NOT let the scale discourage you. There are SO MANY health benefits to exercising. And even if you don't LOSE weight on the scale, isn't it also good if you don't GAIN? There will be occasions in any normal person's life that encourage them to eat a little out of the norm, like a friend visiting, but as long as you do what you can to prevent weight gain, it's okay to splurge just a little from time to time because it keeps us from going insane. Plus, working out, even cardio, will build muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn daily just by resting.

    Good luck. emoticon
    1833 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    The good news is, you have the rest of the day to make good choices. It's hard. It seems like the want to be happy part of our brain and our lips speak before we think. Good luck you can do it!
    1833 days ago
  • TIG123GER
    I SO feel your pain! I ask myself so often why I allowed myself to eat something that I knew wasn't good for me and wouldn't do my loss any good. It's so funny that you know, as you are buying it, that you shouldn't but you do it anyway and then feel all the guilt afterward. WHY?!

    Nevertheless, just remember that you are a beautiful, wonderful person and you are worth the effort and that you really can do this. We all slip here and there but it's how you react to the slips that define you. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and do better the rest of today and leave the egg & cheese biscuit and hashbrowns in the rear view mirror. One bad meal isn't going to ruin everything so get that healthy salad and work your butt off at Zumba and keep right on going. You deserve to be healthy and happy and only you can make it happen. Girl power!!!!!
    1833 days ago
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