Attacked by a Shamrock Shake

Friday, March 15, 2013

Well, I guess in truth, I was the one doing the attacking. In spite of my best plans and intentions, I'm fallen quite short with maintaining healthy eating and exercise. I've gotten my stretching done each day for the 5% challenge, but no real exercise other than 3,000 -4,000 steps. I even had to estimate that one day as the Fitbit said I had 28, which I knew was terribly wrong as I knew I had more steps than that just going to the restrooms!! LOL! emoticon

So, the shake? Stopped at a McDonald's for a restroom break since we were traveling roads with no rest stops. Naturally, with the 17th right around the corner, one of the shamrock shakes started chasing me. Unfortunately, I let it catch me instead of chasing me right out the door. emoticon This is me running, but not fast enough! And to think there was even a SP daily blog about this very shake the other day!!! emoticon

Wednesday and Thursday were filled with DH's "healthy" snacks of M&M peanuts and Pringles. I blame it on him, but no one was holding a gun to my head making me eat them. Today I didn't have anyone to blame but myself. Riding long distances in a car seems to take every bit of common sense out of me and take me on the short road to bad choices and apathy. We won't get home until a week from today. I hope I survive that long and I can begin to get myself focused and turned back onto the path of healthy living! Wish me luck!!

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    Good luck, Jeanne...........Though I have to say, I totally understand! It IS hard to eat right when on the road, you just kind of take the food as it comes, unable to really know where you are going to be when it is time to eat, and where ever you are, is the place that gets your business! Be safe, and emoticon
    2226 days ago
    There is still time to make healthier choices the rest of the trip. You sound like me. Your mind went back to travel mode. But now you got that out of the way.
    2226 days ago
    I understand the battle you are going through. Once, when my sister and I spent over 10 days driving about 18 hours a day, I started smoking again!! Her cigarettes just kept calling my name. That was over 20 years ago and I stopped smoking shortly after we got home ~ but other people's habits can really get to a person when you're on the road! Just do the best you can ~ that's all anyone can do ~ and don't beat yourself up for whatever you do. Once you get home, things will 'even out' again. Just try to enjoy yourself, that's the main thing. Praying for your safe trip and return home. emoticon emoticon
    2227 days ago
    Don't let it get you down! Forget about it and continue on with healthier choices. emoticon You are doing it! emoticon
    2228 days ago
    Jeannie, we all know what a strong willed woman you are. You are traveling and if you put on a couple of pounds, that is just a wee little bit more of you to love.
    You'll be back to yourself when you get back home. Don't sweat the small stuff now, enjoy the rest of your vacation. Love you! Noel

    2228 days ago
    It happens, and they are good ... I'm so glad I don't have kids anymore as I am never tempted to stop in McD's again! Here is a little something to help you NOT get another one:

    Nutrition summary:
    Calories - 680
    Fat - 20g
    Carbs - 111g
    Protein - 14g

    There are 680 calories in 1 serving of McDonald's Shamrock Shake (16 oz).
    Calorie breakdown: 26% fat, 65% carbs, 9% protein.
    2228 days ago
    When we're out on the roads it's every man for himself, If I were out there I'd be the same as you, and my hubby would be the same as your hubby, and I'd be blaming him too. If I ever figure out how to travel and be good all at the same time, I'll let you know.
    All you can do is the best you can until you get home, and then you'll have to do even more.
    Keep on truckin'!!!
    emoticon Carol
    2228 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Dont flog yourself too much. We all make mistakes. the trick is not to make too many too often.
    2228 days ago
    I know those foods that "chase" us can be so bothersome. My Dad used to say that "food doesn't talk", however, he was a naturally thin person who could eat anything he wanted and never gain an ounce. Maybe food only talks to those of us who gain weight thinking about food!

    When I travel, I take healthy snacks in the car with me. It always doesn't work out that I eat (only) them, especially if my DH wants something more "yummy". And, when I fly, I LOVE to get a strawberry frappachino from Starbucks while waiting for my connecting flight. I'm not sure why that is, because I normally don't stop at Starbucks during the normal course of my work week.

    Good luck with the remainder of your trip.
    2228 days ago
    Those darn shakes are really fast runners!!! LOl I know what you mean about long car rides. When we go to visit DD i need to stop for potty every hour or so, mostly because I get dry mouth from my meds and drink constantly. On the highway the only place to stop are the Tim Hortons coffee shops. I usually get a coffee but they have cleverly placed all the donuts and goodies along the aisle where you wait in line. By the time I get back to the car we have 20 Timbits, 2 donuts and and a danish each. They're so tricky! Do your best and hang on because you will get home and be able to undo the damage. See you soon,

    2228 days ago
    I have a recipe for a healthy shamrock shake but it doesn't help when traveling just one thing really and it could have been worse!
    2228 days ago
  • JILL313
    Those Shamrocks do look good and such a pretty green color. My oldest son Brent loves them so I've been there a few times for him as my other son told me the last day they'll have them is this Sunday. So, I hope you now can hold out for another one until next year. I can so relate how good intentions we have go out the window when you're traveling and cooped up all day. After all you deserved that Shamrock shake for being such a good sport--LOL! I have no fear that once you get home and all unpacked you'll be rocking it with healthy choices and more exercise. I know you will hang in there for another week on the Road. It is too long of a drive for me also. It'll feel so good to be home in your beautiful cozy house. Continue onward dear friend. . .
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    Hugs & Love,

    2228 days ago
    Well, there are much worse things that you could have had. It's not like it's something you will have over and over again. It's hard to eat while travelling. Sensible snacking only goes so far.
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    2228 days ago

    Buy more fruit & etc. I remember eating cherries & peaches all the way across 2 states when traveling. This is winter, so maybe buy frozen unsweetened & carry in small cooler.
    I buy white popped corn in bag when traveling to the Twin Cities to visit family and have the munchies. I stop at a McDonalds (bathroom break) & I order sugar-free vanilla coffee latte. (Which I like so much I've started making them as home with leftover cold coffee (ice cubes, skim milk, splenda & vanilla or chocolate) in my blender.)

    2228 days ago

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    2228 days ago
    Blessed I don't know about the Shamrock shakes or I MIGHT CHASE ONE.
    2228 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I know the feeling. I can be great all week and one day I will just crave sweets. ugh! If I am near a store or restaurant, I will stop and go for it. The guilt comes later!

    Sending healthy vibes to you! You can survive the week. emoticon
    2228 days ago
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