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Curse of the Free Bagels

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's 2:00 in the afternoon, and I've nearly met my daily calorie limit already. What the heck is wrong with me?

Good decision: cereal, milk, apple for breakfast
Good decision: coffee with one creamer as a treat when I got to work

Bad decision: Whole bagel with cream cheese immediately upon arriving to work. Why?? I wasn't even hungry! Seriously, that was 500 calories down the drain because I can't resist free food!

Good decision: Brought a salad from home for lunch with roasted chicken and just a dash of feta cheese.

Bad decision: Went back for a half bagel with cream cheese because Oh-well! And it wasn't even good! It was a dried-out, sh****y bagel that did nothing but add more calories to my tracker and make me feel like a failure.

Sigh... Now how to redeem myself?
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    Awesome! I'm SURE I've told you you're an inspiration to me. Anyway, even if I didn't, you are! I am so glad you were able to save your day!
    698 days ago
    Thank you for your comments! Here's how I was able to redeem myself with your feedback:

    1. Went for a 2-mile walk/jog right after work (instead of fixing a snack and playing Clash Royale on the iPad.)
    2. Ate a small 200-calorie dinner after the workout.
    3. Went to a work presentation in the evening with just a water bottle.
    4. Tracked cashews as a night snack.

    Only went 200 calories above range. Not too bad. And I got a workout in. So overall, not a total loss.
    698 days ago
  • no profile photo KONA_SPARK
    I love bagels but have substituted english muffins for them. Toasted with a bit of jelly, takes the edge off and satisfies the carb lover in me. Best wishes.
    698 days ago
  • KIMM7469
    We all have bad days. Just keep pushing forward. You got this.
    699 days ago
    Just cross the bridge and start over tomorrow
    699 days ago
    We will always have set backs. Most of the time we can deal with them but usually when it comes to weight if we have a set back we instantly consider ourselves to be "failures." What part of our lives does not involve set backs? None! You will move on from this and you will learn from this situation and it will help you be smarter in the long run :)

    You've got this! Let this be a learning experience rather than a failure.
    699 days ago
    I'm learning that these days do happen, and we need to just drop obsessing over them and move on. I hate to sound like Scarlett, but 'Tomorrow is another day!' You get a do-over every day that you wake up. Forget what happened yesterday, and move on.
    699 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    I can relate to you emoticon hopefully we can get stronger as time goes on!!!
    699 days ago
    I feel your pain and ask myself the same question!😐
    699 days ago
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