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Over my limit... again!

Friday, March 08, 2013

That makes four days in about a week that I've been over. And not by a little bit. I laughed it off the first time; I knew where I'd gone wrong so I wasn't too concerned. And then I went over again the other night because I could not resist the donuts (320 calories... if I'd known that before I ate it, I might have been able to say no). And then yesterday I made poppy rolls... my grandma's recipe. Fantastic. And wasn't satisfied with just one so I had two. Not the best choice since they are over 300 calories each! Felt sick afterwards too. Guess that means my body is getting used to healthier meals, which is a good thing. Finished off the day with a chicken salad, so at least I'm getting smart enough to make adjustments to my meals when I mess up. But today we're having company over for supper, and they're bringing Chinese food. There is nothing healthy about Chinese food. So even though I've made a point of eating low-calorie, high-protein meals for breakfast and lunch, I'm still going to be over my limit AGAIN. Haven't weighed myself (mostly because I like to do it in the morning, and I forgot today) but I'm a little worried about doing that tomorrow. Should have done it yesterday before packing away a bunch of extra calories :S

Trying to focus on the pros though:
1. I know where I'm going wrong and how to change it for next time
2. My body is learning to not crave calorie-laden meals
3. On days when I know I have a high-calorie meal or event coming up, I'm planning my other meals accordingly.
4. When I went over my limit, I didn't use it as an excuse to keep eating (the whole "well I screwed up anyway...")
5. I care enough to rant about it on SP ;)

So it's not all bad. Just having a rough week with the calorie counting. Just have to believe that next week will be better!
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    You are aware and that's what counts right now. Keep Sparkin'!!
    1838 days ago
    It is so easy to go over your posted limit. An apple here, banana there and all of a sudden you have only 150 calories left for the day and it is only 4:30pm. Add more movement--walking, stairs, cleaning--whatever gets you going and it will not be as bad when you step on the scale. You are very much on the right track.

    My office mate talks herself out of things "I don't want to have to record eating that!" I can sometimes substitute hot tea for something else. But many times I will have a smaller portion and the taste satisfies. It is an ongoing process. The great thing is that you do not beat yourself up. You record it and go on.
    1838 days ago
    Well...Sounds like you've got a great head on your shoulders! About everything I can think of to say to you, you've already said to yourself!

    The only thing I can think of is keep moving forward. Even if you're over in your calories, you're probably UNDER what you used to eat.

    And maybe you can fix some of the overage by going for a walk or doing a spark people video. Counter your negative with a positive!

    1838 days ago
    It can be very easy to do. When I first started this road and before I found SP i could not figure out way I was not losing weight. It was because of to many calories. I had to learn to give it up. I use to tell myself its ok it over there and if we run out I can always go to the store. I really had a hang up with food. Now I don't allow myself to eat until I feel hungry and I wait for about 20 to 30 minutes to eat and I will eat it slow. But this took years to do. I will be thinking of you
    1838 days ago
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