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Why Did I Do It?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For the past week and a half, I've been doing really well with staying motivated, focused and being healthy. I've been mindful of what I've been eating; I've menu-planned and grocery-shopped; I've been eating my fruits and veggies each day; drinking my water; overall, doing really well... until last night.

I didn't prepare last night's scheduled dinner ahead of time (the night before); I forgot about it. It was supposed to be a Spark recipe: Mexican Meatloaf. So, in the morning, the Mister and I made a plan: we would eat Subway for dinner and make the meatloaf in the evening for tonight. Sounds like a great plan, right?

Well, I screwed up and de-railed our plan. I'm admitting it. In a moment of weakness during the commute home, I called the Mister's cell phone and asked him if he minded if we ordered a pizza, instead. He asked me if I really wanted to do that, as he was near Subway. I responded that yes, I really wanted a pizza.

So, we ate a hot giardineria pizza for dinner. At the time, it tasted really good to me. And, I ate 5 squares!!! FIVE squares of pizza!!!

Fifteen minutes later, it was NOT such a great idea. I was paying for this lapse in judgement with an upset stomach, horrible gas pains, and frequent trips to the bathroom for the rest of the evening.

This morning, I'm super-mad at myself. How could I do this to myself?!!!

Now, I'm trying to pick myself back up and return to my regularly scheduled routine. It's difficult because I keep beating myself up about my bad choice.

On the sunny side, we did make the meatloaf for tonight's dinner.

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  • GMURPHY910
    You are back on track and that's what counts! Pizza in itself is not terrible, just try to remember the portion control.. it is very hard to do that with pizza, I know, but all is not lost. Remember, it is a life change, not a quick fix!
    3910 days ago
    You are human!! HELLO!! Don't beat yourself up over it. Learn from it and move on. We CAN and WILL do this!!

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    3910 days ago
    Sounds like you are course correcting and learning to me!! :) And I have the same problem now, with pizza.

    3910 days ago
    Awww, I'm sorry, doll. But really, this was just your brain and body's way of determining your new "limits." You have to remember -- we didn't get out of shape overnight, and we won't get all super-fit and healthy in a flash either. Readjusting takes time! So it's good that you're examining your misstep so you can learn from it, but please, try not to beat yourself up for it! Today is special because it starts new and blemish-free. emoticon

    I think the choice itself was not exactly horrible, but maybe you could have paired it with a salad and had fewer pieces. Moderation is my key, anyway.

    Either way, it's OK -- you're doing just fine. Promise. emoticon
    3910 days ago
    I think you need a different mind set about pizza. I believe there are foods that are better for you than others, but there are no "bad" foods.

    I have a strong weakness for pizza. I can polish off half of a large pizza in one sitting. So, I plan a night that I get to order pizza. Make sure I eat great throughout the day (even the days before and after) and limit myself to two pieces. My son will eat two pieces and we do not save the rest.

    Another idea is to make your pizza at home. I keep healthy pizza ingredients on hand for emergency situations such as yours :)

    Have the mind set that eating pizza is okay, but not engorging yourself with it. Place a limit on yourself and learn to respect your limits. It'll save you from GI discomfort and having a bad conscience the next day :)

    Make the decision that you're back on track today and stick to it!
    3910 days ago
    Well what is done is done. And move forward. Which looks like you are. You can do. We ave faith in you. Today is a new day.

    3910 days ago
    Look at it as a learning experience - it's obvious your body didn't like it and hopefully you'll remember that in your next moment of weakness. Unfortunately, pizza does not have that affect on me, but I do try to fill up on salad before I eat any when I am tempted.
    3910 days ago
    sweetie don't worry, we all have those moments. but its ok, you were able to realise and now you need to put it behind you . today is a new day. emoticon
    3910 days ago
  • KITTY005
    Don't be mad at yourself. Put yesterday behind you and start again...It sounds like you've been doing really great until then, so now that yesterday is over...start a new day. You can do it. emoticon
    3910 days ago
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