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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    Good for you!! Learn and move on is what I do. Keep up the reat work!! emoticon
    3578 days ago
    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
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    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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