Day 5...and struggling.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I'm back at using SparkPeople to track my food and fitness. I have been a member of the site for a very long time, but don't think to post here often...clearly, since my last post was nearly a year ago.

On Sunday, I started a 6 week Challenge for myself to lose 10 lbs by February 14th when I leave for vacation. This is totally do-able if I stay on track, but today I'm struggling and it's only day 5.

Meal planning is and always has been instrumental to my success. I woke up late this morning and didn't have time to pack a proper lunch. There was some (meal plan friendly) food left over from dinner last night, but I packed it up for my BF's lunch - another problem of mine is that I always leave myself with the short end of the stick. I had a GF protein bar for breakfast and had to drive somewhere to pick up my lunch. Thankfully I had a baked sweet potato left in the fridge at work, so I had that along with a Wendy's chili - this is one of my "go to" fast food items because of the low calories, low fat and high protein in it.

I was fairly happy with how my food choices went today, considering my lack of preparation. Tonight was also my first PT (personal training) session of the year, so I was a little nervous about that. It had been almost a month since I worked out with my trainer. As expected the workout was tough, but I made it through...however, when I got home I was SO hungry. I could have eaten pretty much everything in the fridge. My meal for that time of day (meal 5) should consist of a protein and a fat (and veggies if I need more food), but what is the easiest thing to grab...carbs.

I had a small baked potato that was in the fridge and a can of soup. Then, I felt super-guilty and ticked off at myself for making the wrong food choices. I guess I should celebrate the fact that I DIDN'T eat the entire contents of the fridge, but I am still beating myself up about what I did choose...and I'm dreading the morning weigh in.

Either way, the morning weigh in has the potential to derail me. If I'm up, I could just ask myself whether it's worth this much effort and fall off the wagon, or if I'm down I could use it to give myself permission to continue to go off track - since the little off track that I went today clearly didn't hurt me. Grr...

I guess it's time to head to bed and make sure that I get a good night's sleep. That will give me a good starting point for tomorrow and put me in a position to make some better choices. Tomorrow is a new day...without any mistakes in it yet!!

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