Just this morning I was thinking about how good I was doing. I'd lost another half-pound this week, and I was all excited about it.
Then today at work, the nurses ordered Johnny Carino's. One of them offered to share her Italian nachos with me. Now mind you I'd already had my lunch--a PB&J and some carrot sticks and milk--but what did I do? I agreed anyway. I ate like, six or seven chips (probably a sixth of the batch.) It was 450 calories!
I KNOW better than to eat restaurant food! Now I can't have any of my snacks and have to cut my dinner back and do the stinkin' elliptical after a twelve-hour shift. I know that one small binge isn't going to kill me, but I'm so mad at myself!
Any words of encouragement? One of the patients' families brought us this huge chocolate truffle cake that's just sitting by my desk calling my name. I can't throw it away because it was given to the whole station and I'm considering just throwing out my whole day and eating the stupid cake! But I don't want to--I still want to do well!
lol, honey, breathe. that cake is not an all or nothing cake. two bites or even one to get the flavor, then throw the rest of what you aren't eating in the trash, or better yet, don't cut it off in the first place.
secondly, even though you ate too many calories, the quality of the food you're eating today is otherwise very healthy. keep it up. plan a bigger dinner but have more veggies/fruits/salad. if you can't fix the calories you did eat, make sure the quality of what you eat the rest of the day is up to your standards.
the treadmill is definitely a great idea. but try not to punish yourself with it. you're going to feel great, though, when you get done today. today, calories are secondary to quality. that's just what today will have to be.
keep your head up :) i know exactly how you feel. I was 118 yesterday morning, and all of a sudden this morning i was 120. I bombed this enTIRE week (ate out literally 5 days this week, since sunday) so dont feel too bad :) even if you mess one meal up, it won't be enough to set you back that much. Just keep your chin up, stare down that chocolate truffle cake, and turn the other cheek. No worries, you can do it XP
Besides, think on the bright side! If you hadnt had those six or seven chips, you might have cracked in a few days, and ate an entire order (not to belittle your self-control or anything. i'm just saying what I probably would have done LOL). and we both know an entire order of nachos is much more catastrophic than six or seven chips.
I hope you feel better! Remember, some indulgence every now and then will actualy HELP you stick to your diet. Just everything in moderation. I'm glad you only took six chips =)
keep up the good work! i'm rooting for ya XP
Thank you so much... I think a good rant helped, but your words of encouragement helped so much more. I'm going to take a deep breath and keep sloggin' along.
As an RN I know what you mean. People have pot lucks all the time and offer me food. I can't resist when it's something good, and I have a piece or two of whatever they offer me.
I have come to the conclusion that a little weight loss at a time is better than none. So, on the days I fail to meet my goal, I take it as a learning experience and aim for my goal on the next day. I refuse to go beyond my comfort zone for weight, and am fighting to go down. It doesn't get any easier the older you get. Keep at it.
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