Recovering from some small slip ups

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So the other night my husband thought it would be very sweet to come home and make me some delicious food that he learned to make at work. I chose to indulge a small bit and share it with him instead of me eating the whole thing like he had planned. I knew it would taste great but as I watched him making it I was doing mental calorie calculations in my head. After the buttery oil and fatty meat and gooey cheeses I thought I would have a heart attack just looking at it. It was very tasty but so rich and when I was finally done eating my half we stayed up playing cards until way past my regular bedtime. I was completely unprepared for the 3 days of sluggishness to follow.
There are a few positive things that have come from those slip ups. First, I can see a physical difference depending on what foods I choose to put into my body. All foods are not created equal and what I used to eat just doesn't cut it anymore. Secondly, my sleep patterns are way too important to me. I am not a fun person to live with when I don't get at least 7 hours of sleep (I prefer 8).
For the last few days I have felt like I have been wading through mud while half asleep in a foggy state. Although these could be considered set-backs, I am chalking them up at learning experiences. I know how well I felt before that night and I feel the difference. From here on out I can look at the choices at hand and remember how I felt for skimping on sleep for just one night and eating the wrong foods at just one sitting and hopefully it will help to deter me in the future.
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    They are not slip ups if we can learn from them. It is so easy to think negatively when we deviate from our plan, but we are human and these things happen so the best thing we can do is stay positive and learn from these slip ups so that we can make better choices next time.
    3405 days ago
  • ABLACK2011
    I love how you said that you are not counting your deviations from your plan as slip-ups, but rather as learning experiences. I'm gonna use that one.
    3405 days ago
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