I overate big time yesterday and am feeling discouraged. I tell other people all the time not to stress out when they hit a hurdle, but its different when it happens to you! I guess I'm just hoping for a few words of encouragement.
What happened is that my lovely husband has been so proud of my healthy eating and willpower that he decided to surprise me with Domino's pizza. And since he had a coupon, he also got parmesan bread bites, a 2 liter of soda, AND a box of cinna stix. I know he meant well, especially since he got me thin crust with chicken as the topping. BUT STILL! I had already had my healthy dinner planned (leftovers) AND had already had a bit of a splurge for lunch that day (I ate a burrito bowl from Chipotle and was SO proud of myself for not getting any cheese on it....so much for that!)
Well, I know I can't blame HIM for MY choice to eat it.....especially since I ate way more than I needed to. I gave my daughter her serving, which was maybe 1/4 of the medium pizza. And then I put the box on my lap and just. kept. eating it. Until it was GONE. I don't even know how it happened! One minute it was there, and then it wasn't. And I didn't even stop there. I ate a handful of parmesan bread bites and THEN ate 3 cinna stix.
Needless to say, I ate more calories in that one meal than I was supposed to for the entire day.
But today is a new day, and I'm doing my best....but of course it is my birthday and I had already planned on a couple extra treats so we'll see how that goes.
I am trying to remind myself of a few things to stay motivated:
1) I have lost 8 pounds in just a few weeks, so I am way ahead of my goals already.
2) It could have been worse. At least it wasn't what I used to get, which included chicken, bacon, olives, and pepperoni. I also didn't drink any of the soda, but I wanted to.
3) I did have a very light breakfast, and I was very proud of my lunch challenge.
4) I did LOTS of walking that afternoon.
5) Today is a new day, and I'm already off to a great start.
Any kind words of encouragement (or even some tough love!) would be very appreciated! I'm feeling guilty about what I did, and am scared that this is the beginning of the end for my new lifestyle. I hope to have the strength to KEEP GOING!
| current weight: 193.0