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Catching myself at a couple of bad days instead of letting it become a couple of bad weeks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The last couple of days have been hectic. The kids all start school Friday and the back to school chaos has begun. Between scheduling parent teacher meetings, school supply shopping, school clothes shopping, etc. it's just been crazy. So I've missed my workouts the last few days except a walk at the park with hubby yesterday. I've stayed in my calories but not wisely. Yesterday I traded my protein drink for a couple of extra fun size baby ruth's. Tonight it was potato pancakes. So my macros have been off. I had too much sodium the last couple of days, didn't take my vitamins....just making a lot of poor choices.

So as I sat there not enjoying my potato pancakes but eating them anyway it hit me. At first I was really disappointed in myself. I was finally doing really really well again and here I was, blowing it yet again. But I decided to not get too down on myself. I don't have to make this turn into another failed atempt to get back in shape. I can end it with that last bite.

So I'm in bed now, just got a glass of water and took my vitamin. I am going to drink lots of water over the next few days, really amp up my workouts until Saturday and see where I stand then. Maybe I'll have lost a pound this week, maybe (and probably) I won't. But unlike before, I'm ending the downward spiral after a couple of days, forgiving myself for the slide, and not letting it turn into a failure. And as I go to sleep, I'm going to concentrate on how gross I feel with those stupid potato pancakes floating around in my stomach, how bloated I feel. This is one of the reasons I'm making the change, not just to lose weight and look better. I feel like crap when I eat crap. Is that really what I want to return to?? No Way!!!

emoticon Here's to a completely perfect macro day tomorrow!
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  • BOPPY_
    You've got a plan! Great.

    Lee emoticon

    2064 days ago
    Good job on catching yourself! I have learned for the past couple months catching myself....helps tremendously! I am trying my best as well as I've gained all the weight back that I had originally shed on Spark thru running races and eating clean....ugh! But it's okay...since July 15th I have lost 11lbs YaY! I'm with you on the water....and yes let's keep catching ourselves from foods we don't need! And ya know,...potato pancakes are pretty hard to turn down! Did u have butter on them? Coz if made with olive oil...they're not that bad are they?! Take care...I am busy too, with only one at home tho, my oldest son is at south Dakota state and my youngest who is 16 is making my hair turn gray! Other than that...I'm great! :)
    3018 days ago
  • FARIS71
    That is awesome catching yourself and preventing further slips. Way to not spiral downward. That is an very tough area for me - especially after 2 family reunions this past weekend. But you are right, when I eat gross I feel gross and I can stop that with the next choice. Thank you so much for sharing and I wish you all the best!!
    3025 days ago
    Way to catch yourself! You got this!

    3026 days ago
    emoticon that was really great!
    3026 days ago
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