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Turn off the TV and go to bed!

Monday, July 07, 2014

I was doing so well. Healthy dinner: grilled steak and big green salad, emoticon
my husband offered to go for a walk with me (2 mi. in 45 min.), and I even got in a little weight training emoticon emoticon
...but then....

I was ready for bed but I was in the middle of watching a TV show. It was a comedy and I was enjoying it....but they kept eating and/or talking about food....

I checked my calories for the day...I had room....I made a grilled cheese. emoticon
They had cake on the show...I wanted cake...I didn't have cake...oh wait....

My husband had a little pound cake to go with his strawberries, my daughter had some left over frosting from making cupcakes the other day.... emoticon

Yup...there went my numbers for the day emoticon

Good thing I got that little bit of extra exercise in!

But here is the beauty of it...Today is a new day! I get to start over. I can eat a little less, work out a little more, take steps to undo the damage.
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One evening wont ruin me. In fact, I deserve to take a diet rest every now and again. I just wish I had saved it to splurge on something really wonderful instead of the junk hanging out in my kitchen.

By TRACKING my little evening escapade, I can see that it wasn't as bad I as I was making it out to be (it was still about 800 cal of bad though emoticon ), and now I know what I need to do today to get back on track and have a good day/week.
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The other thing I learned...If I had just gone to bed when I realized I was tired none of this would have happened. I wasn't hungry, I wasn't eating for comfort...I was tired and I let the subtle influences of a TV show affect my actions. Today I think I need to watch a super hero movie
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  • SHERYLP461
    It is shameful the amount of food that is advertised on TV, I make a point never to buy it.
    2578 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9065446
    Ah, the villainous TV. I get sucked in, and often fall asleep (not good quality sleep,as I eventually have to get up, and go to bed). I also eat... Then, the next day I feel so tired that I look to food to energize me. You're right, just turn the darn thing off and go to bed emoticon
    2578 days ago
    Keep on pushing and remember that you are not on a diet, you are living a new lifestyle. Just make goodies part of that lifestyle.
    2579 days ago
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