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!