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How'd That Happen?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Well, while I didn't fly off the rails yesterday, I did deviate somewhat from my planned food intake. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't my best moment either.

When it came time for my marvelous daily chocolate, I thought "Hmmm... you know, I'm out of those kiwi berries that have been running up the daily calorie total, maybe I should have another row of chocolate to make sure I don't dip too low."

Justification much? LOL. Hey, it totally made sense at the time. Plus, again, this chocolate is so unprocessed it's almost guilt-free for me.

But still, it's candy. And still, I knew I was having my raspberries that evening.

Then later on I was fixing my children's dinner, and wouldn't you know it, my older son got out the jar of Wickles. Now usually I wouldn't worry about a little pickle intake, but Wickles are this insanely tasty hot/sweet/sour variant of pickle that packs more of a caloric punch due to the whole sugar part of the deal.

I saw the Wickles. I ate the Wickles. I was legitimately hungry and my salmon was still hanging out in the oven so again, justification-time. Ultimately I only had one serving (3-4 slices, depending on what nutrition information you're viewing), but that on top of the extra row of chocolate put me at 90-ish unplanned calories for the day.


So dinner time arrived and afterward I had my raspberries along with a 1/2 TBSP of Cocoa Bliss, which is an amazing concoction of coconut butter and chocolate, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. What I did NOT enjoy thoroughly was seeing my daily calorie total was at 1351 rather than the 1259 it should have been.

I don't leave too much wiggle room in my diet because I've noticed I tend to fill that space up with non-nutritive foods, so instead I take up those "extra" 250 or so calories I used to expend on ice cream with my daily avocado. It might be fatty, but it's a good fat and that along with the fiber and other nutrients makes it utterly worth the caloric hit.

But with that hit comes the necessity that I be smart about my treats.

The extra calories aren't going to do me in. It's one day, and it just wasn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it is an excellent reminder that I need to stick to the plan.

Have a good one :)
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    As I was reading I thought you were being way too hard on yourself. Once I got to the end, I saw you have your head on straight! Stick to the plan -- the name of the game! Back on track not the next day, but with the very next thing you put in your mouth. You can do it!
    1658 days ago
    Sounds to me like you had a good day and undoubtedly achieved a calorie deficit and ate mostly healthy foods. Maybe not quite as big a deficit as you wanted, but still overall a successful day!! And you plan to do even better tomorrow. Go, you!!!
    1659 days ago
    I went the whole re-defining fruit as a treat route, and for me considering fruit alone a treat made it somehow "bad" or "junky", which isn't the case. I can't go that route -- not with produce. That would be ridiculous of me, and I simply can't permit myself to get that disordered again. :)
    1659 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    Sounds like you did not do bad at all as it pertains to calories. We all must have our treats from time to time... no biggie, espcially with an overall low calorie intake. However, I must say, I am intrigued by "wickles"! Hmmm. Gotta go google it right now.

    Keep those healthy habits going!
    1659 days ago
    I'm kind of with NELLJONES on this one.

    For me fruit alone is a treat.

    I have to be careful of sugar because for me if I go over 100g per day I often find myself going off the rails - it just turns on a massive craving for MORE sugar. Ugh.

    (That 100g per day cap includes all sugar, including what is in fruits and vegetables and other things. Sad, but there it is. I'm just glad I found a tracker - LoseIt - that tracks it.)
    1659 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/3/2013 2:39:36 PM
    You can re-define "treat". For me it's putting a tablespoon of half and half in on of my Splenda sweetened coffees in the afternoon. I feel as treated as if it were pastry. All in the attitude, I guess.
    1659 days ago
  • TINY67
    Everyone needs to goof off ever so often or go bonkers.
    1659 days ago
    At least you are aware of the issue. Myself, I have been too lazy to track. I think I will start, again, today.
    1659 days ago
    Good attitude to have! Don't let one day get you down!
    1659 days ago
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