Bad choices are still choices....

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I made what I call "fat decisions" yesterday (I'm super sorry if the the "f" word offends anyone, I use it in relation to me only!!) I had a very indulgent birthday weekend (ok, extended weekend). It was planned and I made some good choices with continuing to work out (I used the hotel gym before a party and went ice skating with my family) and I allowed myself to have all my favorite foods. I had done a great job in the month leading up to last weekend and I had a plan to get back to it yesterday. None of my choices last weekend bothered me.

By the end of Christmas day I was wiped out. I could tell that all the junk food and drinking were to blame and I was actually looking forward to eating better food. I made a fruit smoothie for breakfast yesterday and ate soup for lunch. My usual Wednesday work out is a boot camp class at 8:30. But as soon as I got home I snacked on a few extra french fries from Mister's dinner... and then ate a slice of leftover pizza... and looked at the chaos that was our house and decided it needed to be cleaned up instead of going to the gym. And, the icing on the cake, I stopped for ice cream on my way home from the store.

I own all of these decisions. And believe it or not, I think owning them made the binge less terrible than it could have been (believe me, there is a lot more junk food than that in the house right now!) I did really enjoy the time to go through my gifts and to get things cleaned up (a messy house bugs me so much!!) I wish that I had gone to the gym, but I made the choice not to.

Today I made a fruit smoothie for breakfast and brought a healthy soup for lunch. I have a snack to hold me over until my boot camp (at 6, much easier to get to!) and I have dinner already planned out. I'm going to get rid of some of the temptations around the house too (and NOT by eating it all!) I know that I'll be out partying for New Years, so I need to get in a good weigh in/measurements on the 30th or 31st. I'll be drinking tons of water and working out daily until then as well as not indulging in SO much junk (I'll still have a little treat each day because stopping cold turkey is hard!!)
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  • no profile photo CD8634484
    I don't really see them as bad choices. They might be if they were what you chose to do every day, but as special occasions I'm glad you're enjoying them. There's too much wringing of hands and sackcloth and ashes in the media. Normal people are more sensible.

    Well done.
    2989 days ago
    Love your statement, "I own all of these decisions."!

    2989 days ago
    Good for you! It sounds like you needed to deal with the mess to free up energy for other things...and now you are ready to take on a workout and eat better! emoticon
    2991 days ago
  • MOLO14
    Now, THIS is why I love sparkpeople - real genuine people who share real genuine life stories - the good, the bad, the so-so, the terrible and the not-all-that-terrible. It's a constant journey and it's not easy, but your attitude just seems so... right. And you seem to be in a really good place with yourself, your decisions, your ability to bounce back, and your ability to let yourself indulge and enjoy yourself sometimes too. Keep it up and enjoy New Years!!
    2991 days ago
    Bravo for recognizing it's ALL your own choices... this whole journey. It's funny how we hear things time and time again and then one day the light comes on . . . what we eat is a choice.... every mouthful. Congrats on sharing your "truths" and continued success on your Journey!

    2992 days ago
  • BRANDIM_81
    Everything is a choice. I am responsible for me. It is good to know I am not the only one that sometimes makes the "F" choices!
    2992 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9743971
    Openly taking responsibility for our actions is 90% of the battle. Kudos to you for admitting freely what had happened and for your plan of action from here.
    2992 days ago
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