Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's bound to happen. Even 3 years and 3 months into the journey. I stumbled. I went over my range by 375 calories today and it wasn't even on something TASTY. I ate a whole sleeve of saltine crackers.
I let that old emotional eating monster rear it's ugly head! There are times in life when a series of small frustrations and trials together combine and take me back to that old familiar place where I funnel all my frustration, disappointment and burdens into emotional eating. While 375 calories is not a "lot" in the scheme of things I regret most that I knew I was eating to comfort and didn't stop until that last cracker came out of the sleeve. Actually the sodium was probably worse than the calorie hit!
So what did I learn? I learned that I have to be EVER diligent from falling into old habits. I also learned the value of not having junk food in the house. Had there been cookies, ice cream, chips, or candy my calorie damage would have been FAR worse. Lastly, I learned I don't have to linger in a mistake. Rather than going to bed on my "failure" I decided instead to blog about it, get some extra cardio and push water.
Never go to bed on your failure. You can always do something positive to end the day (pack a healthy lunch for the next day, make a healthy grocery list, get some exercise, read an educational article or blog, and even journal or blog about your obstacles and your plan for the NEXT time they block your path.
Tomorrow IS another day, Scarlett. My stumble of today will be Gone With the Wind.