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Much Better Day- Not So Great Week

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I've been feeling a little blue this week. It's TOM, the scale is not moving as fast as I want it to (yes, I'm putting in the work), I'm mad at and sad for that kid from Boston and I've had too many restaurant meals. So yep, nothing in particular and everything is the matter with me. Yesterday, I was in physical pain so that didn't help.

This has been sort of an unsual week for me in terms of food planning/eating. Today is the first day that I've packed my lunch. On Monday I took one of my mentees to lunch, she wanted to try a new mexican place. I think I did well. I ate about 4 tablespoons of guacamole and 12 tortilla chips and a salad with grilled chicken. I took the guacamole, creme fresh, cheese and dressing on the side. I used a teaspoon of dressing and skipped the other toppings so I felt I did pretty well.

Yesterday, a co-worker was inducted into the state's mentoring hall of fame, she invited me to the breakfast ceremony. I had a cup of coffee, scrambled eggs (hard to measure, I estimated 1.5 eggs), 2 slices of bacon and exactly 4 pieces of home fries. I skipped the breads/pastry and the yogurt because it was filled with granola. Again, not terrible although it would have been better to not have the homefries. As a member of the hiring committee, we rotate taking new hires out to lunch during their orientation week. Yesterday was my turn, so not so great planning on my part with the double eat-out. Along with a group of selected co-workers in tow, we headed off to one of the best restaurants in town. This is sort of where the wheels feel off. I LOVE calamari but don't eat it very often, of course, that's one of the appetizers we ordered for the table. I ate 3 of the squids and 8 rings- I know, I know, too much. I also ate my roll and then tried to pull it together by ordered a chopped salad with chicken instead of steak. Not my best food choices in a long time. I had fish and steamed veggies for dinner and stawberries and clementines for snacks. Ending at 1600 calories for the day, under my range but too many high fat choices.

Tonight, my client has their annual meeting but I can manage the dinner served there, there is usually a healthy choice. Tomorrow another client has their annual gala. The dinner choices are reasonable but I so need to skip dessert.

Ok I don't know where I'm going with this so I'll stop. I guess confession is good for the soul and writing down the reasons to make better choices is helpful. Exercise has gone very well so far.
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CLPURNELL 4/26/2013 7:11PM

    I don't think you are doing bad at all. Just keep doing what you are doing the scale will move.

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POMATOJUICE 4/25/2013 12:42PM

    To me, it sounds like you did pretty well! Don't be so hard on yourself. You thought about how you could have done things differently, and you recognized what you did that you didn't like. You enjoyed yourself, but you thought about healthier choices and did your best to substitute.

I see every single restaurant visit as a learning opportunity! You can't beat yourself up over 3 pieces of potato. Here is what matters: did you enjoy it? Was it not as good as you thought it would be? Is it something you would jump at if you had a chance to do it again?

Chances are, you enjoyed it, but it probably wasn't the heavenly food experience you thought it would be, and probably wouldn't do it again If you had to do it all over the next day. And you know what? That's a victory in my book!

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KING_SLAYER 4/24/2013 8:54PM

    I read your blog post from beginning to end and do you know what I saw written in there??? I saw that you were human! Congrats on that :) Ok, ina ll seriousness, these things happen. We feel bad and fail to plan ahead, things come up that we really can't get out of, etc. In other words $H!T Happens! You did pretty good I'd say with your choices, didn't take in way more calories than you're supposed to. It's all good :)

You're going to be fine. You feel down and what with TOM and all of the goings on lately it's perfectly understandable. Just chalk it up as a sub par week and move on :)

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THEEXERCISER 4/24/2013 11:19AM

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