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Pizza is a very, very bad idea

Friday, February 08, 2013

I feel gross and it’s all my fault. This morning I had the opportunity to pack my healthy chicken and broccoli rice, which is around 300 calories. But I’ve been eating that for lunch and dinner for the past week. So I decided instead I’d order a sub from Jimmy Johns, the Vito at 600 calories. I knew it’d be high, but still within my calorie range.

But my co-worker, who usually orders JJs with me, decided she didn’t want a sandwich (it’s a long story) and so she wanted pizza.

*sigh* I gave in. I knew it was bad for me, but I figured, once won’t kill me. After lunch I changed my nutrition counter to include…*sigh again* 4 slices of pepperoni pizza, at roughly…1,300 calories. That is 1,000 (one thousand) calories more then what I would have had if I’d just packed my own lunch. It’s over 700 calories more than if I’d ordered the sandwich. After doing the math I just feel sick.

I would say that with these lunches and the cake and ice cream birthdays every week, my office is making me fat. But I have to be honest with myself; I’m the one who ate it. I could have said no. It’s healthy to say no ( a lot healthier then a Papa John’s Pepperoni pizza). I could have brought my own lunch. Or at the very least, I could have run the idea through my nutrition tracker beforehand. I know better. I know better! I KNOW better!!!!

I guess I’ll just have to be extra good at dinner.
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    Quote: "To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future."─Plutarch

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    1932 days ago
    You do need to forgive yourself or it could make you go off on a worse binge. You just need to get back on track and forgive yourself. We are all learning to figure out what works with us. You can do this. Put on some fun music and dance!
    1932 days ago
  • RKJONES1953
    Good response. It's about nutrition and overall calorie count not just for one meal. For a big splurge you ate lots of pizza and did not eat three or four days worth of calories, I would say don't fret. We do better the next days and you will see that your weekly calories are within reason. Do not weigh yourself and feel guilty. Instead increase your vegetable and fiber count for a few days. Remember drink water. emoticon
    1932 days ago
    Just brush it off. This is all trial and error. You ARE going to eat pizza again before you die. So yeah, just look at it that way. Just eat good for the rest of the day and try to have a good eating day tomorrow. Don't beat yourself up about it.
    1932 days ago
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