Candy bars are evil!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Okay, for the past four weeks, I have been treating myself to one candy bar a week and that was on Saturdays. On the weekends, I am a little less strict than M-F. However, I didn't mean to eat three (yes, three) candy bars this weekend - two on Saturday and one on Sunday. All at about 220-250 calories per bar. I was so mad at myself. And then I started thinking don't beat yourself up, don't beat yourself up. If you do, you will revert back to your old habits. That I don't want to and can't do. So, I breathed to clear my mind and seriously thought about what I did. I got off of my path and that wasn't good. The fact that I recognized what I did, is a plus in itself. So today, what did I do? A catering vendor brought in lunch for the department. I had a little pasta, 1/2 of a turkey club sandwich, green beans (yummy), and a cookie. Having the cookie wasn't the bad part; the size of the cookie is what was bad. The cookie was about 4" in diameter (yeah) and I ate the whole damn thing. Now my stomach feels like it is about to pop and I am miserable. I feel like I put on two lbs. this week. uuuuggghhhhh....
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    The slippery slope... emoticon Guess what, though? It's not that bad. Try to stay calm and not beat yourself up or panic.

    Think about it this way: On Saturday, with the 2 candy bars, you only had an extra 440 calories. On Sunday, you only had an extra 220. Monday... so, it was a large cookie. In the grand scheme of your new way of living, it's less than the amount of calories you'd usually eat in a day, so it really won't be a big deal.

    You've had what I fondly refer to as a run-in with the Sugar-Monster. That monster's a sneaky sucker and creeps up on you when you least expect it. Do you know which substance is one of the most addictive substance to man? Yup! S.U.G.A.R. The Sugar-Monster's been usurping your will for the past few days, but try to remember that in the end, your will to change IS stronger.

    Now, breathe in, think fondly of the candy bars and cookie that snuck by your guard, and don't fret too much about them. What's done is done. You still have your goals and there's still tomorrow.
    4366 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2009 5:37:51 PM
  • TINYTINK0616
    Treating yourself every now and then is great. your right, you shouldn't beat yourself up, just try to refocus and get back on track. Sounds like you had some yummy food at the vendor. Just try to drink lots of water and have a lite dinner. you can do this!!! =) emoticon
    4366 days ago
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