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Friday, May 01, 2009

Okay-- this week has been a calorie nightmare. I've been posting my calories, but the total ain't pretty.

Today I allowed my friends to persuade me to go out to lunch again. Sushi this time. I just KNEW, KNEW this would be bad because I've spied the California Roll (6 pcs) on someone's tracker and it pushed 650 calories.

I ordered the Spicy Salmon Roll (6 pcs). I ate half a cup of Miso soup and I had a cup of non-fat frozen yogurt afterward. I just knew I'd blown my calories for the third day in a row.

I logged it when I got back to school-- under 500 calories for ALL that food! I'm SO relieved. And I'm reminded that when I make sound food choices, I am able to satisfy my hunger AND stay on track. I really do want to reach my goal and I did better in terms of not hitting 3K cals on my binges. This time of the month (two weeks after TOM) is always hardest on me I think.

So, I'll register a gain this week. *shrug*

I'll still be lower than I was when I started. Heck, I'll probably be lower than I was week before last. And I have to remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. I encourage people online to remember that it's about staying the course, not about restricting yourself to the point that you make it impossible to succeed. Some weeks will always be easier for me than others. But I'm doing well as long as I'm fighting the fight! :-)

I'm working on my eating habits and on eliminating my debt. Now if I can tackle those and just quit smoking! Argh. But food and cigarettes are all I think about. My obsessions leave me feeling like a runway model. Haha.
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    I have been having that kind of week too. I like your attitude about registering a weight gain. I haven't even recorded mine this week. Hoping by tuesday I am back down. I also like what you said about this being a marathon and not a sprint. So often we want it to be done so quickly and that isn't going to happen at least not for me. As long as I stick it out I know I will succeed and see my goal by the end of the year of being under 200 pounds. Then I will set another goal.

    Well have a great week. Hope you do better with your food intake. I need to get with it here with my walking again.

    4363 days ago
    Spicy Tuna Rolls are a serious calorie bargain....but it gets cost prohibitive at like $10 a day. Nothing can be that easy, right?
    4363 days ago
    That's awesome! I made my own California Rolls a couple of times... all the cals are in the rice. You can order-- I forget the name-- but another time of "roll" that's just a piece of fish without nori. Mmmmm... like sushi, Tina does.
    4363 days ago
    k - #5 sushi lover! Yep, the advice of keeping it down to only one roll and that one not being tempura or- what the hec is mayo doing in sushi? We don't have to live without. Fish is pretty healthy, and there's no cooking oil to deal with if you don't deep fry anything!
    The thing I wanted to add was - if your concern is that TOM - watch out for the sodium in the soy sauce, or teriyaki. I just added Sodium to my nutrition watch list just to keep an eye on it since my BF had a heart attack a cpl weeks ago. For the most part, mine's generally pretty low, or *just* within range (probably because I cook at home a lot more now.) The day we went out for a little celebration after evicting my room mate, my sodium blew through the roof!!!

    Best wishes!

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    4365 days ago
    I love LOVE sushi! It's hard to track, but I still love it. I can eat it without feeling entirely guilty that I ate horrible things!

    I love your attitude about still being ahead. Sometimes it helps to stop and think of that...maintaining isn't so bad.
    4365 days ago
    Sushi is the BEST!!! I LOVE going out to get it, I only get 1 order instead of 2 different things now and also stay away from anything with mayo or tempura! Mmmmm now I have a craving for it..thanks a lot!! LoL :)
    4365 days ago
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    I don't think of sushi as a high calorie food because that would make me sad. I just avoid the mayo or tempura shrimp rolls (I love spicy salmon and spicy tuna though). I've actually been craving sushi this week a lot. Maybe it will be my Sunday treat. sounds yummy!

    I think you're doing a great job regardless! For the majority of the last month you've done really well. There's no way I could keep within the 1500 calories a day you usually do. You should give yourself a pat on the back for sure! And you're right about staying the course and not being too hard on yourself.
    4365 days ago
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