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Poor choices... What happened?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hey everyone,

My hubby started a new job this week. He starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.. That means that I get to my place of work at 6:40 every morning from now on. We plan to get a second vehicle as soon as we can afford to, but in the meantime... it's early mornings for me. My work day is from 9:00-3:00, Monday to Thursday.

I like to do my workout before leaving for work because I am really tired at the end of my workday. I'm sure as time goes on and my health improves I won't be as zonked at the end of the day, but I sure am these days.

So, yesterday... I came to work and started correcting papers and so forth right away with a cup of coffee. At 8:30 I made a bowl of oatmeal... steel cut oats, chewy and usually very satisfying. Then something happened. I was photocopying papers for an assessment I was to administer when I spotted a container of fudge. I checked the nutritional information and saw it was 75 calories a piece. So, I took one piece. A while later I ate a hard candy... and then a few more... Then I had a bowl of grapes. Later in the afternoon I had a handful of jelly beans. When Rick came to pick me up after his work we picked up some Kentucky Fried Chicken (because I was craving it).

I entered all my poor choices in my nutrition tracker, and I had gone over by 200 calories. I thought it would be even worse to be honest. I only did 10 minutes of exercise yesterday, too. I was feeling really crummy all day, and got pink eye to boot. I could hardly get down the stairs (my office is upstairs above the Post Office) without wincing with pain... made worse I am sure by all the sugar.

And then there's exercise... This morning, I walked one mile with my 4 fast miles DVD at work. I want to do more of it at home later today. I know it is an essential component to my weight loss success, and I have been doing really well up till recently. (I stayed home a couple days last week because I had a sort of flu bug.) I don't think I've fully recovered yet.

Now that I've confessed, I need to shake it off and get back on track. Better choices ahead today.

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    Thank you ladies. I am back on track once again. It's amazing how strengthening a few kind words from my spark friends can make such a difference.

    Claude xo emoticon
    2011 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    Going over 200 calories isn't bad at all!

    Keep doing what you are doing! I think you are really doing well!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog!
    2012 days ago
    Good for you for getting back at your healthy choices. No sense in beating yourself up over a few bad choices. Maybe your cravings will be under control now.

    I know you can do it!
    2012 days ago
  • BEEBEE1936
    Hey, you did good, that wasn't really bad at all. In fact, I think you are doing great. You seem to be so aware of what you are doing, that when you get off track a little you worry about it.

    Keep up the good work. Good job.


    2013 days ago
  • JUDY106
    I am glad to see you are getting back on track before it became too much calories. Think when I get into the sugar or starchy carobs that make me crave more cars and then I get on a roll them the cars. I am glad you are able to start anew as soon as you did, Keep it up. don't give up!
    2013 days ago
    Good job caounting them. Doing so makes us even more aware of our goofs.
    2013 days ago
    So proud of you for counting up all those calories and facing them tho. And if you are getting to work earlier each day, could you go for a walk around the neighborhood before work starts? Hang in there!! emoticon
    2013 days ago
  • SUSANS706
    Yesterday was that kind of day for me too!! But the important thing is, we are back here today!! emoticon
    2014 days ago
    Sorry you had a bad day yesterday!! Atleast you did 10 mins of exercise though. When I have those splurge days I usually don't even think about exercising. But it sounds like your minds right today and back on track. It's soo hard to tame our old eating habits but you're moving in the right direction.

    Way to go!! Hope you feel better soon
    2014 days ago
    Funny how one bad choice can feed more such choices. Sorry you had a sugar day..but sounds like you didn't go way out and over with the calories, so that is good.

    Don't forget that you can count stair climbing as exercise. One minute...11 calories. (found that on another site but that is how I count them). emoticon
    2014 days ago
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