A healthy cheat day is a tracked day

Monday, June 17, 2013

Yesterday was Sunday and I spent the day socializing. I had lunch with a friend and then went to a picnic with some other friends. I munched pretty much the whole day and did not pay strict attention to what I was eating. Making good choices was in the back of my mind but I didn't deny myself all the little delicious things I wanted. They were all healthy, whole foods, but perhaps a little high in salt and fat. I totally ate that organic salami AND the organic dark chocolate with toasted coconut. At the end of the day I logged everything (which was quite difficult because I ate a lot of little appetizer things) and it turned out I was just a little over 2100 calories, which is my maintenance range anyway. I was a little hesitant to track because I was worried I went way over my range and seeing the number would have a negative effect for my motivation, but I'm so glad I did anyway! Tracking even when the number is high just makes it part of the plan in my stupid brain, even when my calories go over range.

So I feel really great! I feel like I got to enjoy myself with my friends and I feel like I did not do overmuch damage to my eating plan and I feel newly motivated to get back to work eating healthily. It's all about the tracking!
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  • MRSP90X
    emoticon Tracking is important!
    1583 days ago
    You seem to be on track with tracking! :-)
    It also happens to me sometimes that I just carry on eating this-and-that. All healthy alone, but alltogether, not big picture of the day, not so healthy. But there are those days. Anyway, I like to track it, because it alerts me when I'm going too high.
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