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Step after my cry for help :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

So this is the Monday after my great cry for help, I wanted to say to everyone that responded to it, thank you so much!!! I continue to read and reread all of your wonderful responses and advice, it makes me feel so much better, and so less alone.
It doesn't seem near as impossible now to restart this momentous journey.

I am pleased to announce that although I'm not quite at 100% yet, I feel so much better than the other day. I keep thinking one step at a time. All weekend I have not drank any soda, I have averaged at about 96 oz of water a day, and the only other thing I drank was two cups of fountain drink green tea and one cup of hot chocolate cappuccino (I jus couldn't say no lol) but other than that I have done awesome with the water, the food choices, not so much, but I reminded myself one change at a time and it made me feel better, not as hopeless as I did before. I felt so defeated, and you guys and your wonderful responses really helped bring me out of it!

I plan on trying to fit maybe three hours if exercise in this week and starting with my food changes. I know it's a long journey, I'm just soon impatient.

I stopped at 7eleven this morning to get some healthy choices for lunch today at work. Got a banana, protein bar, cottage cheese and a fruit cup. And then I saw the taquitos. I thought to myself why not?? Them for breakfast and then healthy food the rest of the day....
So I ate four (they really aren't that big) then I went to log them into my app, and just about had a heart attack, they were 280 cal EACH!!! I was floored. I had to look it up online to see if that was right. So basically I just ate my whole days allowance in ten min -_- well so much for a good start to the week.

But one step back means I need to take a giant step forward.

Lets see if I am up to it.....
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    Good for you, just trying is half the battle don't get discourage just keep pushing you can do it!!!!!
    1705 days ago
    I had a similar situation on Sunday. My husband wanted Hardee's for breakfast so I ate a ham biscuit. I thought it just has ham on it. It was 530 calories. I almost fell out when I went to log it in. What I do in situations like that is add a few more minutes to my exercise and try and work off those extra calories. You can not starve yourself for the rest of the day because you will only end up snapping and eating more. So Chalk it up to one bad decision and move on. This is how we learn. I normally have a bananna, yogurt w/ fruit and granola for breakfast about 350 calories then I have a smart one for lunch and couple pieces of fruit for snack a day, a reasonable dinner around 500 calories and some sort of chocolate to appease myself.
    1708 days ago
    that is why i always look up the calories of something before i eat it,lol.as long as you learn by yourmistakes then your mistakes had a purpose in the first place.as to the rest emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1708 days ago
    haha I do that a lot too...but I've gotten better at checking the calorie content before shoving something in my mouth, because I was the worst at eating whatever whenever then realizing crud I went over my calorie intake today. Whoops! it gets easier! you can do it!!!
    1709 days ago
  • MINEA999
    Yay yay yay! You're on your way!

    You know, I did that the first week too. I just ate what I wanted but I tracked it anyway. Boy did that open some eyes.

    One thing at a time though, baby steps!! Yay for the no soda - that's a big step (take it from me, a soda addict!)

    I'll be looking for your next update - you can do this! emoticon
    1709 days ago
    Like others have said, you've experienced them and now you know the calorie content. It will make you much wiser the next time around. Yes, you are up to the changes you're making. Preparation is key I've found. Having the right foods around is very important. Glad you're feeling better at this point. Keep going you'll get there. It's changing your lifestyle not just one meal or a diet. You've got all day to get better and all week, month, year, life to get this. Workout a little today to help combat the calories you consumed this morning.
    1709 days ago
    You've got this! It's a minor set back and think of it as a learning experience. Now you know, little things can have big surprises. Next time you'll look at them and be able to say, "is the 280 calories for one small one worth it?" and make an educated choice. You have the knowledge now. I've been shocked by the calorie content in some of my choices I used to think weren't "so bad".
    1709 days ago
    Awesome job! Small steps are the way to go! emoticon

    1709 days ago
    The important thing is that you now know and can make better choices next time. In weight loss being informed about what you're putting into your body is incrediblly important.
    1709 days ago
    I think it is a good start as long as you have gained insight and plan better choices going forward. We all make mistakes! Have a great day! emoticon
    1709 days ago
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