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Oopsies! Or "How I practice what I preach and move on from a bad choice instead of beating myself u

Monday, November 12, 2012

It all started, as it so often does, with my dad calling and asking if I want to go out to lunch. "Sure!" I say. And just after noon I was sitting down to a big ole plate of fried chicken tenders and french fries at Zaxby's. I remember saying, "Yeah, this is probably all my carbs for today but my planned dinner for tonight is low carb so it's not a problem."

LITTLE DID I KNOW! emoticon emoticon emoticon

When I got home I pulled up the restaurant website to look up my meal so I could accurately record it... emoticon

950 calories! 52g fat! 8g sat fat! 82 carbs! 36 protein! And a mind-blowing 2140mg sodium! emoticon

HOLY SMACK!!! I had no idea it would be THAT bad! Cripes! I'm still a little in shock, honestly.

So now the question is, what's next? I suppose I could binge (Dad's next stop was McD's for a soft serve cone, I declined). Or I could put in another hour of exercise even though I did a 1 mile walk and 30 minutes of aerobics in the morning. Or I could just have a very sensible salad with sliced turkey and shredded carrots to get my carb and protein levels up while keeping my calories in range and accepting that I'm a tad over on fat, then pledge to make a better choice the next time I'm out with my Dad.

Ding, ding, ding! Winner! Door 3 it is! Some organic mixed baby lettuces with carrots and turkey rounded off my day quite nicely!

Okay, so I made an unhealthy choice today. It didn't ruin my day. I didn't immediately regain the weight I've lost. My size 16 pants still fit emoticon . And it wasn't so devastatingly bad that I have no chance of losing 1-2 lbs this week.

It was, however, extraordinarily tasty. Dang I miss fries emoticon ! Definitely a weak spot for me!

I'm always replying to other Sparkers' blogs to just pick yourself up from a bad choice, it's all good, we all make them, what's important is what we do next and next time! Well, today I got to follow my own advice! It was just one unhealthy meal... not a reason to wish I hadn't given away all my size 22W pants!

Next time, I'll make a better choice.

But dang those were good fries! emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD12880318
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    Great job getting back on track!!! That is one of my problems, I don't reel it in after a oopsie!!! I'm learning though!!
    3069 days ago
    Great job giving yourself the advice you've given to others. You're learning! Everyone makes mistakes now and again; ask yourself how you can do better in the future. You could look at the nutritional information before going to the restaurant or ask if they have it there (some restaurants have that information on hand, especially because of allergies). If you know what to get ahead of time and decline the menu so you're not tempted when you smell the food and see the pictures. Better yet, think about the restaurants you tend to visit most then look at their menus now and decide your go-to orders at each of those places. That way, if you end up going out with little or no notice you already know what to get.

    Also, in a few months you probably won't like those fries anymore. One of the perks of eating healthier is the over-flavored food that's served in restaurants is no longer appetizing as it once was. Your taste buds will change to enjoy the healthier food. Until then, see if you can find a recipe to make healthier fries at home.
    3070 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
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    Yep - I understand completely! I went to dinner on Saturday and had wings and onion rings. (and it didn't even feel good in my tummy). You did great! You didn't beat yourself up (too badly!) and made a sensible choice for dinner! YAY!
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    VERY well done. :) emoticon emoticon
    3070 days ago
    Way to go on the great attitude! I am with you, I never met a French fry I didn't like!!

    I enjoyed a large yummy Italian dinner last night on girls night out. I didn't dwell on it, I enjoyed myself and started over this morning.

    Big high five to ya. Have a great week!

    3070 days ago
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