The morning after a weak moment in my quest for healthy eating. Granted, there is very little sinful food in my house, so my “splurge” consisted of about 3 servings of baked Tostitos with sour cream and salsa, plus a small bowl of low-fat ice cream with extra dark-chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. I somehow still managed to get under my daily calorie maximum, but I feel badly nonetheless.
So as all of my nutrition coaches have said, learn from your mistakes and move on; you cannot undo what has been done. So what did I learn? Well, it started just like it always does… someone at work had a treat that I needed to sample. In this case, some deluxe chocolates from Alaska. I had 1, yum, then 2, 3, 4. I stopped at 4, but the wheels were already turning. So I went to the gym after work to finish the workout I had started earlier that morning. I managed 30 minutes on the elliptical and became very tired. I drove home determined to stick to my pre-planned healthy dinner, but then I wanted a little snack while I waited for my husband to finish playing with his bicycles and come inside for dinner. The little snack turned into a big snack and that was that.
So what I learned is that I have not yet mastered portion control and still struggle just to have one and done… and am very lucky I’m not 300 pounds! On a positive note, however, I have gotten better at starting over with my healthy habits the next day (today!) instead of letting it drag on. I WILL conquer this!!!
|Homemade granola bar||210||5||28|
|Low-fat cottage cheese||90||3||6|
|Large salad w/ veggies, lt dressing||300||4||20|
|1 cup 1% milk||110||3||11|
|Workout – Stregnth, 30m fast walk||yes|