28 Day Challenge Day 1 Wrap Up...
Monday, February 01, 2010
Today was a fairly awesome day. I accomplished a major milestone as well as stuck to plan. (mostly..more on that below.)
Today at 5:30pm was the one week milestone for me quitting smoking. I wish I could say it's been easy and that I have hardly thought about it at all but that's just not true. I have been crabby(mostly in the evening), and had some serious cravings for sweets. It's all been so worth it though. I can breathe easier and feel much better already.
I achieved all of my goals for today:
Exercise for 10 minutes: I actually did 16 minutes of actual cardio and walked around at a shopping center for approximately 45 minutes on top of that.
No regular Sodas: DONE!
Stay Smoke Free: DONE
Eat two fruits or vegetables: DONE
Read a motivational quote: DONE
Post on the message boards on SparkPeople: DONE
I only really had one low spot today. Bart and I had been to the grocery store and I waited too long to eat lunch so I was STARVING!! So we went to Whataburger and I ordered a Grilled Chicken Sandwich without the cheese and mayo and with a diet coke. I THOUGHT this would be fairly low in calories. Turns out it was almost 500 calories just for the sandwich. I was so pissed when I found out I thought.."Well I might as well eat the fries too." So altogether I ate a thousand calories in ten minutes for lunch. I beat myself up for awhile but then started to think about what had caused it.
1. I waited too long between meals and was too hungry to wait until I got home to make something healthy.
2. I had the wrong attitude about the whole situation. If I had stopped after eating just the sandwich I could have tweaked the rest of the day's eating to make it fit in, and learned a valuable lesson.
In the future I will make better choices, and even when I slip up I will not let it throw me off course like I did today.
So I would say that Day 1 was a success and I am certainly looking forward to the next 27!