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Day 1 and I already hit a glitch ~

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Not a great way to begin Day 1, yesterday. I "think" I stayed below my high-end calorie allowance. Problem is I'm not sure ~ and, of course, that is a great way to mess with my head. I felt like 'blowing it' and starting again Then I realized that if I do that, one day at a time I will keep doing it.

By the time I picked up my son, who lives out of town, took my other son for a Frohawk haircut (isn't that the most awful name? And it does not look like a Mohawk, thank God), and got some groceries, it was 7:30 and no supper started. So, we got take-out from my favorite restaurant, and I had my favorite Italian dish, linguine amatriciana. I know it's way lower in calories than a lot of the creamy Italian dishes ~ but by how much? No way to count the calories. So, I checked different recipes and restaurant calorie counts for this dish ~ and tried to use a number that sounded reasonable. I even put each ingredient into the Spark People counter and tried to come up with something reasonable. But, how do I really know how much of anything was used? And, I only ate 2/3 of it, just to be on the safe side. I know I did all I can do ~ but because it's not 'spot on', I feel like I'm cheating. It's just too uncertain for me. And I'm beating myself up for that.

Today is a new day and I'm staying on track but I sure wish I knew what to do the next time that comes up ~ because it will. emoticon
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  • PHOENIX1949
    Progress not perfection. Good choice to bypass the creamy dishes. My past Italian dish of choice was Fettucini Alfredo -- gluten & lactose problems took care of those cravings -- not worth the side effects. I'm now working on preparing homemade soups and a few other dishes that freeze well to have on hand for an 'instant meal' in a pinch since I've been doing some mindless grazing and not counting for tracker.
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