Cheat day....is it allowed?
Thursday, March 03, 2011
I have struggled with this cheat day. I am making a lifestyle change so I cannot say I will never eat chocolate again. There is no way I could make that stick! (Hence the name).
So what to do? Yesterday I was craving Popeyes', I usually weigh in on Wednesdays so thought why not? After the weigh in of course. But how do you stay on track? Go over the calories for the day? Compensate by doing extra workouts? Starve the days following the binge and hope it compensates? Well I chose what made the most sense. Last cheat day I went over my calories by about 1300. Not good. This time I planned my cheat meal at lunch, had a light breakfast. Checked out the Popeyes website and chose the best meal possible- letting me enjoy it without overkilling my calories for the day!! Ha ha...the best laid plans...they were out of green beans and once I was there found myself saying 3 pieces instead of 2. So off I went. Had it all. The biscuit. The fried chicken. Cajun fries. Diet coke--like it made a difference at this point right? Well...once I got home only at 2 pieces:) Yay me
I gave up the guilt and enjoyed my food. Got on Sparkpeople and tracked my calories. Calculated my dinner calories too (lunch at 1pm and NO food afterwards? My body would resent me even more!!)... and then hit the gym to burn off 310 calories on my off day. Also got on the weight machines. All in all a pretty good day:)