Thursday, October 03, 2013
Well, while I didn't fly off the rails yesterday, I did deviate somewhat from my planned food intake. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't my best moment either.
When it came time for my marvelous daily chocolate, I thought "Hmmm... you know, I'm out of those kiwi berries that have been running up the daily calorie total, maybe I should have another row of chocolate to make sure I don't dip too low."
Justification much? LOL. Hey, it totally made sense at the time. Plus, again, this chocolate is so unprocessed it's almost guilt-free for me.
But still, it's candy. And still, I knew I was having my raspberries that evening.
Then later on I was fixing my children's dinner, and wouldn't you know it, my older son got out the jar of Wickles. Now usually I wouldn't worry about a little pickle intake, but Wickles are this insanely tasty hot/sweet/sour variant of pickle that packs more of a caloric punch due to the whole sugar part of the deal.
I saw the Wickles. I ate the Wickles. I was legitimately hungry and my salmon was still hanging out in the oven so again, justification-time. Ultimately I only had one serving (3-4 slices, depending on what nutrition information you're viewing), but that on top of the extra row of chocolate put me at 90-ish unplanned calories for the day.
So dinner time arrived and afterward I had my raspberries along with a 1/2 TBSP of Cocoa Bliss, which is an amazing concoction of coconut butter and chocolate, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. What I did NOT enjoy thoroughly was seeing my daily calorie total was at 1351 rather than the 1259 it should have been.
I don't leave too much wiggle room in my diet because I've noticed I tend to fill that space up with non-nutritive foods, so instead I take up those "extra" 250 or so calories I used to expend on ice cream with my daily avocado. It might be fatty, but it's a good fat and that along with the fiber and other nutrients makes it utterly worth the caloric hit.
But with that hit comes the necessity that I be smart about my treats.
The extra calories aren't going to do me in. It's one day, and it just wasn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it is an excellent reminder that I need to stick to the plan.
Have a good one :)