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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Failure to plan is planning to fail.

I told myself I'd buy Kashi cookies over the weekend, but a sinus infection kept me at home in bed. Today I went to Subway and, since I also failed to have breakfast, my stomach was growling so I treated myself to 3 oatmeal raisin cookies.

Never again.

I chose an oven roasted chicken breast meal and as usual stayed away from mayo (nasty!), but I now only have 12 grams of fat left for the day. It was a learning experience to say the least. Working 2nd shift means I eat both lunch and dinner at work, and I'm usually hungry when I get home. Maybe drinking milk will help tide me over?
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    2702 days ago
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    Yogurt helps, too, as an end of day snack/meal. Maybe yogurt and a small apple will help fight off hunger by the time you get home late at night.

    When I get home, I have a bowl of fruit yogurt, apple, and sometimes a cup of coffee.

    I don't think having cookies from time to time is a bad thing, after all, you DID choose the healthier kind: oatmeal raisin.


    2710 days ago
    2713 days ago
    I've had the nasty sinus infection too. Try some chicken soup...any of the broth soups will help fill you up and not have all the calories of the cream soups. I used to keep those chicken noodle cup of soups (instant, just add water) and instant oatmeal...but the good nature valley kind at work in my drawer for times I was feeling hungry. Also I got an assortment of interesting sounding tea bags and some were great and some just yucky...but it did help with hunger to have a new smell and something warm. I like the packets of nuts. They are about 100 calories...or buy the big bag of pistachios and just portion them into the snack-size zip-top bags.

    Hopefully you learned your lesson but it's just one setback and there will be others...live and learn! And that's one of my favorite quotes about 'failing to plan is planning to fail"
    2713 days ago
    What a quandary.........I'm sure that you'll figure it out.

    I often work from 4 to 10:30 and have a light dinner at 8ish. I'm really hungry when I get home and have been having a glass of milk and nothing else........ That keeps me from eating too much and going straight to bed.

    2714 days ago
    Yes! Just turn your back on the cookies, you don't need them, and they aren't being very nice to you messing up your nutrition like that.. Tasty little meanies..

    The oven roasted chicken on the other hand sounds yum! And SO much better for you.. Next time bring some carrots to calm that growl! ;)
    2714 days ago
    Let's consider this a "planned deviation". Illness of yourself, or others, can mess with your plans. My pet dog had surgery yesterday and as I was waiting for the call, some things passed my lips that I would rather not admit. It did not show up on today's scale, but I can't do it again.
    I think you have already put your plan into place so you don't get caught in the same situation. Those "baby" carrots are great snacks. They have enough sugar in them naturally to cut the cravings.
    2714 days ago
    Good luck with adjusting your food. It can be hard to work a second shift.

    Watch out for those cookies! At least you learned from the experience! You can do this.
    2714 days ago
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