Today I started out well with a healthy parfait and coffee for breakfast. Eating at Carrabba's Italian Grill for lunch was a challenge, though. I consumed a lot of water before the meal, keeping me from binging. I chose chicken soup (which was awesome, by the way) over a salad. I ate two and a half thin slices of their bread with the delicious oil. Then, I ate about 2/3 of my lasagna. I was proud of how I ate, with the exception of continuing to eat the lasagna after I felt full. By this point I was only at 1,225 calories for the day.
Later I ate a Fiber One brownie and had six night crawler gummies a couple hours after that. Still not bad. Only another 150 calories. I had another 536 calories available. AND I planned on working out.
So we get home and I find out the Super Bowl begins at 5:00... that was 15 minutes away. So immediately, I decide that working out isn't going to happen. Next, the boy asked if I would make "pigs in a blanket" for dinner (turkey hot dogs and cheese wrapped up in a crescent roll and baked). I was still full from lunch and food didn't sound appetizing. But, I'm a sucker and made it anyway!
Now, just because I make something doesn't mean I have to eat it. But I did. And I didn't eat just one, I ate four... with ketchup. On a normal day of eating a 500 calorie lunch and 300-400 calories for breakfast, this wouldn't be a big deal. But I didn't have the room to eat four of these.... or to make and eat some fun PB&J biscuits as a sweet snack. But I ate one of those, too. This put me 519 calories over my daily limit.
Now, I could be hard on myself and feel defeated. I could beat myself up and focus on all the things I did wrong.
But I didn't... and I won't.
When I started this journey, I admitted to myself that I was going to make mistakes from time to time and it would be okay. This is really the first time in five and a half weeks I've intentionally ignored what I knew to be the right thing to do. And it didn't feel good. And it didn't make me happy. But you know what? Right now is a new moment. I didn't ruin everything because of this one mess up. I can focus on what I did right and move on!
- I only went 519 over my daily limit. In the past, I easily consumed more than 2,500 calories every day. Today's total was about 200 calories under that.
- I'm still 1,236 calories under my weekly budget!
- Today is the last day of my week on Loseit.com. Tomorrow I start a whole new week of eating! That means last week will be yesterday's news!
- I did great with my eating during breakfast and lunch!
- I drank plenty of water!
- I have a positive outlook!
I hope you take my story and use it to help hold yourself to a standard of grace, not perfection. Don't be so hard on yourself! You're beautifully and wonderfully made!