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Bad night, better week.

Monday, March 21, 2011

So after my two pound loss last week, I was feeling deprived. And Saturday is usually my “cheat” day so I did enjoy Saturday, ate very light all day and went out to dinner to Longhorns Saturday night and really enjoyed. Sunday I was great all day. I even made a good choice in a bad situation. My parents wanted to eat at Bobbys Burger Palace which has so many kinds of burgers, even STUFFED burgers. But I made a great choice and got the topless chicken burger which was basically chicken breast over greens with provolone cheese. It was delicious and I felt wonderful about my choice.

But I made the mistake on my way home of picking up Better N’ Peanut Butter. I told myself its half the calories of Peanut Butter so its better to have that rather than regular peanut butter. Nooo. I have officially decided alternative or not, peanut butter cannot have a place in my home. There are very few things that are trigger foods for me. Chips, goldfish, hummus, and ice cream are the most prominent. Now peanut butter has been added. I am PMSing and ate my popcorn, and decided to have a spoonful of peanut butter. Then I put some on one slice of whole wheat. Then I saw there were only 2 pieces of whole wheat bread left so I put it on them and finished it. Then I said STOP and said if I can’t stop, maybe I should just make another bag of popcorn. So I had another bag of popcorn. By then the overeating binge had begun so there was no thought anymore, I simply ate out of the jar then tried it on an apple, threw out the apple, ate an orange, and ate more of the fake peanut butter.

I was ashamed. I felt sick. But you know what I did? This morning I went to the gym, worked out hard, did my Jillian DVD, and ate right all day. I am eating about 1500 calories a day hoping to lose another 1-2 pounds this week. I am finishing this Ripped in 30 even with a weekend setback because I know I can. I’ve done it before where I have had a bad weekend and picked it up Monday morning. So I am good, I am great and I am in control. I just went food shopping and my boyfriend and I are going to try to eat home more to be healthier and money-wise so I have this whole weeks meals planned. Today I put chicken breast in the crockpot with this organic natural mango peach salsa that I found in the natural section of Foodtown. Oh wow it was DELICIOUS! And what I also did, because steaming the vegetables is a pain in the butt, I have ANOTHER crockpot so I put my steamer in the crockpot, filled it with water only to the bottom of the steamer and put broccoli and carrots in and it steamed my veggies while I was at work. When the chicken was done I spooned the salsa-chicken broth over the veggies and it was a delicious low-sodium and low-calorie meal that I honestly can’t wait to do again. I also can’t wait to make this turkey breast I got. I love cooking healthy food and having it come out great. I can’t wait for Matt to try it.

So I’m hoping to continue to lose, because even the 2 pound loss felt great. I could feel it in my clothes and see it in my silhouette. I am excited for this week to try new recipes and continue with week 3 of Ripped in 30. I am SO excited to try week4! Heres to coming back from setbacks!
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  • TMLAU522
    I just had a bad day today and it really kept me going reading this blog! Your attitude is amazing! Thank you for sharing this with the Spark world! Keep up the awesome work and remember you can always bounce back from a bad day! emoticon
    2955 days ago
  • DEEDEE1102
    Awesome recovery from a bad day. We all have them and you have a great attitude. Your meal sounds great and the fact that you exercised (a lot)means you are right back on track again. Have a great day!!
    2955 days ago
    Don't let a bad day get you down; it sounds like you're doing great rebounding! :) Steaming veggies in the crockpot sounds like a great idea--how's that work? You'll have to give me more details so I can try it myself. :) Keep up the good work, you're doing awesome!
    2955 days ago
  • VIXEN2188
    I hope all is well and I know you can make it through the rest of the week. I went to the store and loaded up on veggies and I paused and looked down the aisle of chips and protein bars and turned the other way. I also skipped the cereal aisle and the cookie aisle. Ok ok I didn't skip the cookie aisle. I turned and dashed madly to the end to get to the juices so my BF could pick up some Pomegranate juice. haha it was hard. I bought yogurt, soup, veggies, fruits, deli meat and gluten free bread and we were outta there! I felt pretty good about it too :)
    2955 days ago
    way to go! I recently suffered a setback over spring break also! Mine lasted several days and I am finally glad to say that I got through it and now I am back and feeling better than ever! I haven't lost in a few weeks but I am hoping and praying that this week I will loose again! thanks for writing such an inspiring blog! it helps to know we are not in this alone! i love peanut butter too!
    2955 days ago
    I am in the same boat! Well actually you're out of that boat and I'm still kind of in it... my binge fest lasted for about three days and it included way more than peanut butter... Anyway, it's inspiring to read how you pick yourself up after a set back! So thanks for sharing!
    I am now committed to joining you in getting back on track! We can do this!
    2956 days ago
    same same we both best move on and burn burn burn
    2956 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    I'm impressed how you don't give up, and you have come so far. You make cooking seem so easy and delicious.
    2956 days ago
    Glad you had a good day with your parents and bummer about the peanut-butter-induced binge! But... Sounds like you rebounded perfectly the next day. It's about living and long term and just learning to balance our lives and our habits -- good and bad-- out. The crock-pot chicken sounds delicious and EASY! Might have to try that!
    2956 days ago
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