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The choices we make

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So today started out strong but then I made a few bad food choices that put me over my calorie limit. First, I had couscous salad for lunch which I figured was kind of high in calories but then when I tracked it I was shocked to learn it actually contained 820 (!!!) calories! That threw me off course a little bit, and then I decided (emphasis on DECIDED, it was a conscious decision not some mysterious power or uncontrollable craving getting a hold of me) to have a brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Lesson learned: DO NOT KEEP BROWNIES OR ICE CREAM IN THE HOUSE. It's just easier to not have them around. I baked them last weekend and there were a few left over and I wanted one... And I had one. And then I felt really bad because I knew I had "blown it" for the day.

But I also realized I had a choice. I could keep eating and feel miserable or I could say: "Ok, this happened. I made a bad decision. I ate too much. But I'm not going to let it get to me!" And I didn't. I put on my workout clothes and went for a long, brisk with my boyfriend and burned 500 calories. And for dinner I had a small slice of veggie pie and nothing else.

Every day is full of decisions. It's all too easy to say: "Oh well, I messed up today, I might as well keep eating." But we do have a choice. We all mess up from time to time, and the sooner we get back up and move on the better!

I hope you're having a wonderful and healthy day!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IGSBETH 4/17/2013 2:33PM

    Good decision.

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CLHENDY1 4/17/2013 8:06AM

    I like the picture you posted. Over coming those set-backs are very difficult for me. Way to go on going out for a walk instead of continuing to eat!! Shows you are truly dedicated!!

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JADOMB 4/17/2013 12:52AM

    Yep, I still have a few cupcakes the wife made the other day sitting there taunting me. LOL I also have a couple days that I went a bit over, but I make sure it is not by much and that I can make it up over the next few days. It just happens sometimes and we just have to accept it, correct it, and move on. Keep the faith. A few more laps or pushups couldn't hurt either. ;-)

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IUHRYTR 4/16/2013 10:28PM

    That "I might as well keep eating" attitude is what brings a lot of people down. We all need to remember that new beginnings are unlimited and can start at any time, not just the next day. You decided on a new beginning before dinner and for that you get a big emoticon ! -- Lou

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RODRIGUEZ41508 4/16/2013 8:22PM

    Sounds like my day, but like you said, we have a choice to give it up or move on. I am moving on and letting go of my mess up.
Thank you for your blog. I needed that motivation. Then with this depressing weather out here, don't feel like not doing much. It's spring time already but here it's feeling like winter all over....uhg! I just want Real Spring weather....SUNSHINE to brighten me up and give me positive energy :) Just got to keep in mind that it is around the corner and brighter days are coming :D
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DOVESEYES 4/16/2013 7:40PM

    Great decision!!!

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JACKIE542 4/16/2013 4:46PM

    Good for you, you didn't keep eating and made the choice to go for a walk and burn those calories. Love the quote at the end too. emoticon emoticon

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LYNSEY723 4/16/2013 3:27PM

    Awesome job! Way to go!

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