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Facts Before Guilt

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today I thought I slipped. I was ready to be mad at myself for making bad choices and ruining all my hard work. I was ready to start my bad cycle all over again. But then I looked before I leaped.

Let's start from the beginning.

Long, boring part of the story short, I didn't have time to finish my lunch today before I left for the after school program I work at, and it was going to be a long time before dinner because I had Tight-N-Tone followed by Zumba right after work.

Now here's where the trouble began.

I was making chili with crackers/bread for snack today at the after school program and boy did it smell GOOD. Looked good too...and I was hungry. Well chili isn't so hard for me to resist so I had a small helping...smaller than one serving and nothing to worry about. But the bread. I LOVE BREAD. Especially when it's Artisan Fresh Seasoned Bread Sticks that I've heated up in the oven with a little oil on top... (ok no especially needed....I love bread of all kinds all of the time). So I had one small piece with my chili. Mistake. That of course lead to a few more pieces before the end of the day.

Well I thought it was over. I was already starting to scold myself and feel guilty. How could I give in when I'd been doing so well? Then the one tiny, rational part of me said "Wait...why don't you check the nutrition facts?" As per usual I cringed as I turned over the package of something so tasty....but then...ALAS! I hadn't even eaten one servings worth AND it turns out one serving really isn't all that bad for you! Well of course then I felt elated! "Of course it's alright," I scolded myself once more. "Everything in moderation!"

So now here I am. I made it to dinner (grilled tilapia and bell peppers, yum!) and I still have a little room for an after dinner snack! Today I finally saw a little proof of something I've always known...I am my own worst enemy. Just by taking the time to turn over the bag I prevented myself from heading into my all too familiar downward spiral. I probably would have just finished off the entire plate of bread sticks right then and there. Instead I'm here boring all of my spark friends with my story! Well you didn't have to read it.... :P

I hope you had a good day today! And if you need a little cheering up, check out the Google homepage's way fun. :)
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    a good bread is one of my hard-to-resists too! But you're absolutely right... almost ANYTHING can be fit in, if it's in moderation & balanced with good choices. In fact, I'm a firm believer that if you constantly deny yourself every little thing you enjoy, you *will* fail!
    2247 days ago

    I balanced out a bad (but necessary) decision by sleeping through breakfast! No, not intentional....I guess I needed the sleep!!! BUT, it did give me the necessary "extra" calories to eat the 700 calorie cheeseburger from Cheeburger Cheeburger for the boys Boy Scout Troop Fundraiser. Didn't eat the fries cause I thought they were nasty!

    Congrats on a job well done!!! (the Google doodle is very funny!)
    2247 days ago
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