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The Ups & Downs of Sparking: DOWN

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

OK, so I was going to post the "UP" post first, but I've always been one of those people who, when you ask "which do you want first, the good news or the bad news", I always say the bad first.

So what the heck happened to me today? The morning got crazy, and I got frazzled. When I finally got to get out of there and take our DD home (we own our own business and sometimes she is there with us) I suggested ice cream on the way home--some fun, relaxing time together, something special. I only got one small scoop, but I came home and found Cold Stone Creamery's website... that little treat was 400 calories! OK, so with a lunch and dinner being both just on the higher side, I was already at the low end of my calorie range for the day.

But no big deal. DH and I had date night planned for tonight, and we were going to a restaurant where I could get a really yummy salad. I'd pass on the wine, and it would still be an OK day.

Then, the babysitter got sick and canceled on us. Of course, I couldn't find someone else last minute. And of course, at that point, I couldn't deal with cooking. I was so tired; DD skipped her nap this afternoon (she NEVER does that), I never got to workout (generally I do during her nap). So we went out to dinner... to our local sports bar sort of place... and DH and I ended up splitting wings and nachos. Can I just say, I don't think I've ever seen my fat calories that high for a single day before! And I came home with a sweet tooth, and grabbed one small chocolate bite (moderation, you know!) because I kind of figured, what difference does it make at this point?

I have managed, during my 10 months with SparkPeople, to avoid that all-or-nothing attitude, but tonight, I just didn't really care. (Well, I must've cared SOME, because I only ate one small piece of chocolate.)

But tomorrow is another day, right? I'll do better then.
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