Ok. First, I KNOW I shouldn't have let this happen so I do intend to do the first and most sensible thing and try to be careful it doesn't happen again. However, with 4 kids and two jobs I have to say I can't honestly say this would never, ever happen again so I need to know what to do if it does. So here is what happened...
I didn't track my food until I got home right before dinner to see how many calories I should eat. I didn't realize my breakfast was only 140 calories and my lunch was only 180!! I usually will eat a couple healthy snacks during the day, but I had one of those crazy days where I just didn't get time and since I didn't have any hunger pangs I did not think about it. I am supposed to eat between 1200 and 1500 calories a day. I know eating too little could do as much damage as eating too much. However, at 530 pm it's a Little late to try and pack in 800 calories to even hit my minimum!! That certainly can't be healthy either. So Prevention, prevention, prevention is my plan of attack. I will try to be better about tracking earlier in the day so I can watch my calories are enough. However, if I AM faced with this situation is is better to just live with being at a lower calorie count. (I had 546 for dinner- it was as much as I could comfortably eat) leaving me with 866 for the day) OR should I suck it up and try to work in another later night snack before bed that will get me atleast over the 1000 calorie mark.
Any and all advice is welcome. Besides, don't let it happen. It is certainly not my intention to let it happen, but as well know we are human so what I am looking for is help for if it Does happen despite my best intentions.
My Mantra: Every day I get to make a choice about what kind of response I am going to give back to the world, what kind of mindset I will meet my challenges with, what kind of life I am building. Each day I will focus on making choices that make me feel good about myself. Each day I will focus on making choices that help my family be happy and healthy.
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