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Tomorrow will be better

Friday, July 05, 2013

We had company arrive today, and spent the day with them.
We showed them around to the local beach sights, then I went kayaking with one of them.
Before dinner, I nibbled on peanuts.
After dinner I allowed myself the small piece of key lime pie.
I also had some of the red, white, and blue trifle I made with homemade whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries.

I did not stop during the day to track my food while company was here. There was no convenient time for that - and it would have been awkward to do so.

In the evening, when I did track the food, I saw that I was WAY over my limit. Not good.
It's disappointing.

Okay, so what is the lesson? If you cannot track - then eat less.
The peanuts and the whipped cream were the main culprits here -- as was the key lime pie.
I should have known better.

Just don't eat peanuts. They are bad news. Have some carrots or sliced red peppers instead.

Tomorrow, I will walk in the morning with one of my friends. That's good.

Tomorrow, I will be more careful with my food.

I read something a SP friend wrote, and I want to use it myself.
She said that every day she wanted to wake up the next morning feeling good about the food choices she had made the day before.

Tomorrow that will not be the case for me.

But it will be the next day.

It's a great goal to set for myself: In the morning when I wake up, I want to feel really good about the food choices I made the day before.

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    We had company over the weekend and I did well until last night. I too stopped tracking, and as a result ate well over my quota. I woke up this morning with the old yucky feeling of knowing I blew the calories yesterday, so I needed to read this and know I am not alone.

    Today will be a day I will be proud of tomorrow. emoticon
    1688 days ago
    Like you I really like the idea of wanting to 'respect myself in the morning" for the food decisions I made yesterday.

    And: it does help to make the decisions TODAY (and enter them in my tracker) for the food I'm going to eat tomorrow. Then I'm not torturing myself all day about whether I should have a few peanuts or a little more whipped cream etc. The average person faces over 200 food choices a day . . . it is great to have already made the choice and be able to say firmly, "No choice, I already decided!".
    1688 days ago
    If I have pie I don't eat the crust. It does help.
    1688 days ago
    Great plan!
    1688 days ago
  • KANOE10
    You can do it. Tomorrow is a new day and you can wake up happy with your choices!

    It does get hard to stay on track when you socialize.

    Good for you making a plan to stay on track.

    1688 days ago
    Tomorrow (actually today, since I am reading this on Saturday) is another day - emoticon
    1689 days ago
    It was one day.
    You got your own message.
    You'll do great!
    1689 days ago
    We all have those off days. We are human, but at least now we now how to get back on track.
    1689 days ago
    Ya' can go nutz with nuts, how well I know. And they're a double edged sword, because they are sooooooooo nutrient dense. Today to my yogurt and fruit I added one ounce of walnuts for 185 calories. So I really have to consciously decide with seeds or nuts, depending on how my day has gone. I love that idea of being able to wake up in the morning and reflect happily about how I ate the prior day.

    Kayaking, what fun! Keep having fun with your guests...and YAY! on the morning walk with one of them. And DOUBLE YAY! for reflecting on your behavior and developing strategies so that you won't repeat it. GO SUE!

    1689 days ago
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