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Not my proudest moment...

Friday, January 25, 2013

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I made something called 'eat the rainbow soup' thursday night. Boy, was that a lot of chopping - whew. That in itslef was almost a workout! It was vegetarian, but hubby still admitted it was the best veggie recipe I had ever made, and went back for a huge second bowl. He even was going to try to remember to bring it to lunch today, which is big for him!
I, on the other hand, did not care for it for some reason. It was just...I dunno. Boring. It had plenty of flavor, and texture, but just boring. Needless to say, I of course made a huge pot of it with plenty of leftovers. So we planned to eat leftover last night. I had planned, anyway.
You guessed right, those plans went right out the window. I ended up texing my supervisor and telling her I was sick and would come in in the afternoon, if I could. She was understanding, and I went back to sleep. I did drag myself into the office, but was still feeling crappy when I got home. Which always seems to give us an excuse to eat poorly. Which doesn't make sense, as I had a pot of nothing but nutrients in the fridge, ready to heat and eat. No, instead, we ordered pizza, and I of course, over ate. emoticon I half-attempted to convince hubby to eat the soup instead, but let myself easily get talked out of it. ("You didn't really like it, though, remember?" "ok, pizza!)

Anyway, back to the point of this blog. This morning, I was getting dressed, and wore a slim-fitting skirt and tucked the top in, and realized if my tummy didn't stick so far out, the whole outfit would look a whole lot better. emoticon Remembering the pizza from last night, and oohhh, did I regret it. But I came here and tracked it anyway. And I'm realizing, the reason tracking works so well for so many? They track honestly. (Check. Got that down a while back, after much resistance) They track consistently. (Half check. I'm getting back on the tracking-wagon, so to speak, right now.) They watch their trackers, and run reports, and calculate averages, and take it all in and make adjustments. (Ok, not everyone gets so mathmatical, but you get it.)
That last one is where I'm lacking. Duh! It won't do anything for me to track perfectly, but never pay any attention to the numbers. HELLO in there! emoticon So, I'm upping the ante here and I'm going to start paying more attention to the numbers. Yes, I am a slow learner. Very slow. Years-long slow. But, I'm learning, and that's what really matters, right? Now to get those healthier habits down...
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    I would be lying if I said I'd never decided against a healthy reheated item in favor of a not-so-healthy pizza! It happens! I think the major victory here is your realization that you generally didn't feel great about the pizza the day afterward. It's one of those 'what do I want now' (pizza) versus 'what do I want the most' (healthy/looking great etc). Tracking really is a great way to keep tabs on yourself.
    2208 days ago
    I have a weakness for pizza too! But carbs really make me feel gross (after the pleasure of eating! the bloating and heavy feeling comes). I love a nice clean soup like the one you described. Maybe your tastebuds will change over time, or maybe you can try different vegetables. Did you use stock? Without stock a soup can be boring. And throw in some beans for protein so it's a more complete meal.
    2208 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    You can do this! HUGS!
    2211 days ago
    Get back on that horse & keep trying!
    2212 days ago
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