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Today was a dark day.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I woke up rather tired and pulled myself up at 5:45 as I do every day to get a head start on my walking. I walk half an hour before work which nets me a little over 3000 steps. I figure it is easier to face the 10,000 steps that way.

DH was off tonight so I worked with someone else. I had ordered the best choice on the menu for my dinner which was pasta. I brought 2 tangerines and a banana for a snack during the shift. I got to work and realized I forgot to bring my yogurt for my breakfast (we work 12 hour shifts). I had a piece of pound cake that is small in my backpack so I ate that after looking up the calories.

When dinner came the pasta was pretty much inedible. There was no protein on it and if there was a red sauce on it I would have dared you to find it. So, now I’m hungry. I look in my backpack and my supplies are getting thin since we go home soon. I found a granola bar which I planned to eat if I felt hungry. I needed something to feel like I had eaten so I found a cup of soup I had in my pack and had that.

My knee had hurt yesterday but I walked my steps and took a hot shower and took Aleve and was off to bed for the night. I had that blue feeling today. It was raining for the 45 minute drive (on top of icy roads with no seatbelts) so I was a little nervous by the time I got to work.

I could not be more bored on the night shift. I am about computered out with FB, Pinterest, email and movies.

I considered telling DH a little white lie about my knee still hurting so I wouldn’t have to walk my steps today, but after I thought about it I realized I was short-changing myself. That I would know.

So, I put on my music and headphones and before I left work for the night I had walked 9900 steps. I still have to get back to the hotel and upstairs to breakfast so I know I will be beyond my goal for the day.

Have you ever had the feeling you ate too much because you THOUGHT about overeating all day? That’s how I felt. I felt full and was sure I had mindlessly eaten something but when I looked in my pack I realized I had not eaten the granola bar that I had stashed just in case. That I had stayed in my calorie range for the day.

So, my day is about over and I didn’t fall off my program and although I still feel a bit blue I didn’t add to that by overeating or not exercising.

I caught myself while walking telling myself why I want to lose weight.
So, focusing on our goals and sticking with the program will get us where we need to be.

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    You did really well! emoticon Do take care of your knee. If it is strained you probably should cut back a little on your walking. I know I jumped back into exercise too rapidly last week and after 30 minutes of cardio and ST at the gym I did a vigorous 5 mile WATP. I felt fine that day but my knee has been off for the last week. So this week I am cutting back on the resistance and time on the elliptical and I did bike instead of elliptical yesterday. When I no longer get twinges in my knee I can go back to being more vigorous. I may have to put my plans for a 5K race in March on hold because I seem to always stress this knee. Hope you get back safely and healthy.
    1984 days ago
  • MIKA016
    Diana, you are doing great. At times I also feel I have over ate. I guess that's how our minds are programed unfortunately. I hope your knee doesn't give you any further problems. hugs.
    1984 days ago
    I think it's when we're concerned about overeating that we're actually being mindful about our food intake. That's a victory in itself. It's those weeks, days, months when we eat with nary a thought about calories or nutrients that are the most dangerous. Although you had a tough day, you held on, made the best decisions you could under the circumstances, and stayed focus. Congrats! emoticon
    1987 days ago
    I wouldn't be able to do it!!! You survived! Keep Sparkin'!!!
    1987 days ago
    emoticon Here's some sunshine for you...carry it with you for those days you need it.
    1987 days ago
    The line is straight with some detours but keep it straight and you will get to your destination.
    1987 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon that you didn't give in and just eat mindlessly. I am amazed that you are able to stay focused if you get bored-that is when I am very tempted to overeat. I am having a big problem this week-by giving in and eating the carb, now my body is craving them so I am having to do a week of starting over to get back on track.
    I hope the knee is feeling better and that you have a better day tomorrow. Hang in there, those days are dwindling fast and before you know it, you will be winging your way home.
    1988 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Good for you keeping yourself on track. I'm pretty sure I also would not like plan old pasta for a meal. ugh Good thing you knew how to pack for this trip and I know you're counting the days to home!
    1988 days ago
    1988 days ago
    What a full day you had, time to just relax a have some time just for YOUrself. Hope the blues turn to sunshine on a cloudy day. You take care, you are doing really aweome, since your choices seem limited. May tomorrow be a better day for you! emoticon emoticon
    1988 days ago
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