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Use By Date is No Joke!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So I don't have a whole lot going on lately. I haven't been super consistent with tracking, which I need to get better at. I go through a few days where I'm great at tracking everything and then I don't for a few days...then I do... then I don't... I am slowly getting back into working out. I wanted to work out yesterday, but I felt like I might toss my cookies all day yesterday and the night before, and also had to tutor from 7-8:00 last night and decided that working out was not a good idea. I fought to get through the day and stopped and got some Pepto and ginger-ale on my way home from work. I took the Pepto as soon as I got in the door (after having a 40 minute conversation with "The Boy"- he had had a rough day and needed to vent about it). Luckily the Pepto worked.

I had felt really horrible since eating some pasta and hamburger meat with sauce the night before. The "Use By" date was 2-20-13, but i smelled the meat, looked at it a few times and decided that it should be fine to eat... I'm not completely positive it was the meat, but I started feeling sick about 30-45 minutes after eating it. I slept horribly Sunday night and just hoped for a snow day (we had a pretty nice snow storm on Sunday) but all I got was a 1 hour delay (teachers still had to report at the normal time). I got through yesterday by trying to not stand or move much. I felt bad because I had a MUCH shorter fuse with my students yesterday than I usually do. Anywho, last night by about 8:30 I was feeling a little better, took 2 more Pepto capsules (I can't stand liquid medicine) and went to bed at 8:45. I'm still not sure how much I'll be eating today (don't want to push it) but I definitely feel more "normal" today. I might work out today before I go to tutor again, but we shall see how the day goes.

I've almost been "craving" to go workout the last week or 2, but have only been a few times. I need to get back into the swing of things and just make it a habit again. I've just been feeling SOOOO lazy. I get home and just want to sit around or go to "The Boy's" and hang out with him haha. I've been pretty good about eating 2-3 meals a day and maybe a snack thrown in. I need to still work on that piece, but its definitely better than it used to be.

I feel like I've just been going back and forth between the same 8 pounds lately. I've finally started to consistently go down which has been nice for a change. I just want to get into two-derville. 17 pounds to go and I'll finally be there- I know I can do it- but I definitely need to up my game. I want to be down to 295 by my birthday (June 2). I think I can do it, I just need to focus!!

I hope that everyone is having a great week!

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    Ugh, feeling bad sucks. Hope you are doing much better now. I know how it is to track on and off. I have to plan ahead or I eat far more than I should. You can get back into the swing of things and see your goal accomplished!
    1816 days ago
    Sorry you have got sick yes definitely abide by the use by dates!
    1819 days ago
    Food poisoning is no fun, that's for sure. I'm happy to hear it sounds short lived. Pat yourself on the back for making steady improvements to diet and exercise. If you find you're having a hard time going out again after getting home, you might pack a snack and your workout gear and head straight to the gym from work. Hope you feel 100% soon!
    1819 days ago
  • KATIAT325
    You can definately achieve your goal. I hope you will be back to normal and not feeling sick ASAP. Yeah, for some reason I've developed the stomach of steel, but I still don't mess with expired meat. Other expired products are one thing, meat is a complete other. I'm getting back into regular exercise as well, and it feels great. Now when I'm bored or lazy I do planks during commercials or go walking before going to bed. Goodluck.
    1819 days ago
    Sounds like you had an extra hard Monday...but you got through it so now on to better days !!
    1819 days ago
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