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I must remember the process...gentleness

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I really wanted Chinese food for lunch, but I know when ever I go to get Chinese I always overeat..I have not managed to find a way to keep the calories under control. I went to the cafeteria but just couldn't bring myself to get the same old salad. I felt pretty good about myself when I decided to go to Walmart and get something to eat. I didn't think what I got had so many calories...but..well we will get there in a minute. I looked for a drink, I'm trying to cut back on my caffeine since we are trying to get pregnant but I couldn't find any diet sprite. I thought about SP and got a water instead. So after eating I entered my food and eeeek! I blew it. I had bought some pretzel crisps...as the afternoon went on I felt low and ended up eating almost the entire bag. Feeling like I blew it I ate a huge plate of spaghetti for dinner. I wasn't going to enter the rest of my calories for the day knowing I had blown it already but I knew that wasn't the point of the exercise. Well here is what I figured out..If I want to eat Honey BBQ Chicken at Walmart I need to make sure I ask for only 5 pieces. Fried okra is not my friend. I shouldn't buy bags of chips because I haven't mastered portion control. I know this and what I like to do is buy the snacks and immediately separate it into portions after shopping. So randomly buying a bag thinking I'm only going to have one portion is not wise. And while I don't like being at the top of my calorie range, I could have stayed in range if I had just made a few small changes.
I exercised yesterday. I exercised today. I drank more water today. And I tried to make a healthier choice. So overall I am making progress.
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    I am struggling with the "blew it" syndrome myself. We need to track no matter what we are eating.

    Baby steps will get you there.
    3354 days ago
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