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!