Not getting derailed by mistakes
Sunday, September 22, 2013
So, Friday I went over my calorie range. When I realized it I could feel my heart sinking. I'd been so proud of myself for sticking to my calorie goals for 5 days straight and then THIS. Saturday (yesterday) I made NO attempt to stick to my calorie goals. Ate at will.
What I really want to avoid is doing what I've always done - use this as an excuse to stop trying and just eat like mad. Underneath all of it is shame at what I see as a failure and self-loathing. So, in these moments of failure, I need to show myself some compassion but also pick myself up and start over again.
Now, part of the problem is that I was HUNGRY. I did what I've sometimes done and let my hunger get the better of me rather than addressing it with healthy choices. That, understandably, makes me want to eat and if I don't have a low calorie option near by, I'll eat higher calorie items.
What I could have done differently:
1. Either bought more healthy options when I went shopping on the weekend or did another round of shopping mid-week.
2. Ate when I was hungry.
3. Caught my shame, showed myself compassion and recommitted myself on Friday night instead of Sunday morning.