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Lessons learned and getting back up

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As many of you can see, I have been a Spark member for a while now. And no, I still haven't reached my goals...not because of Spark of course, but because I wasn't ready to work, had too many excuses and so on and so on...

I am slowly making my way through the Spark book and slowly incorporating exercise into my everyday life. Well yesterday after my small victory on the scale for my weigh in day I proceeded to sabatoge my efforts, but not intentionally...

It all started in the AM. I weighed myself, was happy with my efforts and drank a glass of cucumber water...we didn't have anything in the house for breakfast so I told my kids I would take them to get a breakfast burrito that we could share. We get to the cafe and I have no ATM card, no check book, no cash...so no breakfast for us. Keep in mind my kids are starving (they are 9 & 5). I feel like the crappiest mom in the world because there is absolutely no time to go back home and do anything about it. Luckily I had a couple of granola bars in my purse so I gave that to them. I had no idea that by me not having breakfast or snacks for the day that it would put me in such a downward spiral...

I was starving at lunch. My job provides lunch for us and I proceeded to take part in the fried chicken, tater tots and mac and cheese the provided to us. All because I was starving...

then I get home at 5:00 and I am still hungry. So I eat more bad foods (you know, stuff like Easter candy from the kids basket). I go to the store hungry and snack my way through cooking dinner. Then because I had such a bad day I tell myself it is ok to have a glass of bubbles (my personal fave). Well you know how that story goes...

So the moral of my story now is to always make sure that either I eat breakfast before I leave the house AND have healthy snacks on hand so that I am not starving by the end of the day and make bad choices.

Today is the first time I don't feel defeated by doing all of this. I know I can get back up and make better choices today. And I can tell you right now....that is what I am going to do.

So I am raising my cucumber water in a toast to say here's to falling down and getting back up again!

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  • MHUTTON
    Good for you!! Learn and move on is what I do. Keep up the reat work!! emoticon
    3578 days ago
  • FATHINSN
    Agree! Breakfast helps to get through the day and healthy snacks can help avoiding eating too heavy at meals and also avoiding the worse snack choices ;D
    3578 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8909457
    Thank you for the first-hand account of why breakfast is really important. I never realized how it could throw us off for the rest of the day, but then again I never really paid attention (hence ... here I am).


    3578 days ago
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