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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yesterday, I had to travel for work, which meant meals away from home, and no walking. I did ok for breakfast, but the person I was with wanted lunch at mcdonald's. I caved to advertizing and had a new quater pounder. Not worth the hype, or the 610 calories. I tracked it on my phone ap. Snacks were these yummy peanut butter whole grain cluster cookies, for 130 a pop. Worth the calories, very yummy. But I ate more than one. Dinner was a sandwhich from a gas station. totally desperation, I needed to eat something to take my dinner meds and had no other options. I drove back to the office, putting in a 15 hour day and dragged myself home to find pizza. The unsupportive husband said "I didn't expect you for dinner.", which explains why he had the forbidden food, and left it out for temptation. I caved. I ate over 3,000 calories yesterday. The part of the relapse plan is that I tracked it all. Now I need to work on the other parts.
1) Be prepared. I could have packed my lunch, dinner, snack in a cooler, rather than depend on the options while traveling and with someone else.
2) HALT. I should not have let myself get H hungry( snack) A Angry (Pizza) L Lazy (the whole day) or T tired (pizza).

Today's Spark coach encouraged me to learn from it and move on. So, today, I'm eating my fruits and vegetables, drinking my water and getting my steps in. MOVING ON.
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    You know what . . . despite it all, you learned valuable lessons. That's what moments like that are all about . . . preparing you to handle situations differently in the future. That's a GOOD thing. Not without it's frustrations, mind you, but it's a good thing.

    HUGS and today is a new day, fresh start.
    1778 days ago
    While you had a good reason to go off track, I did not. Today wasn't a pretty sight but tomorrow I will start again.
    I like your plan for the next trip. emoticon
    1778 days ago
    Great job getting right back on track! I've never knew what HALT meant before. Thanks for sharing.
    1778 days ago
    Thank you for your reminder of the word H.A.L.T. and what that stands for. I had forgotten about that and it is a good thing to remember. I applaud you for tracking the food that you had. That is the secret. We all have bad days. The other secret is to make a NEW commitment the next morning. That is what I have had to do during these twenty months of losing. Every day was a new commitment for me. Not a commitment for tomorrow but a commitment for that day. I am now under goal. I hate to use AA as an example but their "one day at a time" really worked for me. (Nothing disparaging against AA, intended.)

    Congratulations on your "Relapse Plan". We all need one. I know I do. Have a blessed weekend. God bless you.

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    1778 days ago
    emoticon on tracking everything. One bad day every now and then isn't what brought us to this site. You now know exactly how many calories were in everything you ate yesterday and you also know what was/was not worth those calories. I agree on the cookies being worth it. Nothing like an amazing cookie! emoticon emoticon
    1778 days ago
    that is always the problem when traveling for work with coworkers. You are at their mercy of where they want to eat. Good idea of packing a cooler with preplanned meals and snacks.

    Today is another day to get back on track!!!


    1778 days ago
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