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Gross week

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ugh... this week is an awful food week!

Sunday was an off day for me, so I only went to yoga, no 'real' exercise. Monday was fine, ate fine and went to spin class.

Today I ate great all day with the exception of 3 small chocolate truffles. Then I got home after Zumba and my mother had dinner made. Whole grain linguini with shrimp. One cup is (and I should have looked before I ate) a disgusting 800 CALORIES! I just tracked it and that blew me away. I went WAY over today. emoticon
(I like to stick to whole grains, but when I don't cook, I'm left to eat what's there)

Tomorrow night, no yoga class because I'm going out to dinner with friends.

Thursday should be fine. I'll eat fine and go to spin.

Friday I'll be eating out for lunch AND dinner (so no exercise). (gross)

Saturday I need to go food shopping, then I'm meeting friends for the afternoon from about 1pm-5pm. I probably won't be able to exercise either.

This is going to be a tough week emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Live your life & enjoy it! Time with friends & family is as important, or more so, than obsessing about food &/or exercise. It is the obsession that can be unhealthy. All activities have a place in your life. All things in moderation...don't beat yourself up.
    1964 days ago
    I know how you feel...pasta will get you every time! Sounds like you are really doing well in all other areas though, thinking ahead, planning your workout classes and such keeping a fun social schedule. For me, about the only way I can stay on track when I go out to eat is check the menu on-line beforehand to figure out what I can have, and then most of the time only eating half of the entree. Good luck and have fun! emoticon
    1964 days ago
    That's not too bad and seems like you have plans to get right back on track. don't beat yourself up about it!!
    1964 days ago
    I think we've probably all had some of those "rude awakenings" when we find out we just ate a lot more calories than we thought we had... I try to plan and track my meals ahead of time (I'm sure you do the same), but now and then something happens where all we can do is our best -- and then move on from there. Take a deep breath -- next week will be better!!

    1965 days ago
    Everyday doesn't have to be perfect...

    It sounds like you are doing great.

    Get your exercise in befor you meet your friends - or double up the next day

    1965 days ago
    You need to give yourself a break! Instead of beating yourself up for one meal, concentrate on all the good things you are doing. I am a huge fan of positive thinking. It emoticon can be very powerful. You are doing great and you are worth it!
    1965 days ago
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    1965 days ago
    Relax . . . You are doing fantastic. Really focus on the things you did RIGHT - there are MANY more of them than the calories in ONE dinner. You are right that dinner was more than you will normally want to eat. What can you do about that sort of thing? If you KNOW in advance that you might be facing a meal like that, maybe you want to eat a little less at the next several meals. Whole grains and shrimp are pretty healthy for a GROSS meal. They are generally pretty good for you and maybe you can cut your portions size a little, or save some cals earlier in the day and/or the next couple of days.

    Look at how many things you mention that were FABULOUS - please don't beat yourself up for being HUMAN and making a choice that was less than perfect.

    Do you have a plan for dinner out with your friends? Do you know where you are going and how you are going to deal with it? Think about that in advance and don't let yourself beat YOU up. You don't deserve to be knocked around for being human. This plan has to fit into THE REALITIES OF YOUR LIFE. It is supposed to be YOUR plan and needs to fit into YOUR LIFE not the other way around. YOU are in charge and you can conquer this too,
    1965 days ago
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