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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Well...I overdid my food at dinner last night.

Originally I was going to eat slightly different foods for dinner than what I was making for everyone else, I had a leftover chicken breast I was going to make a sandwich with while everyone else ate burgers, but when the moment came, I ate a burger. Our side dish was fruit which was good, and I turned down a "fun, adult beverage" when my hubby offered one, BUT...besides having burgers, with american cheese, I made some beef bacon (my nephew is a huge bacon fan but had only had pork, and we made it so...) AND while I was at work with them yesterday I grabbed some reese's pieces peanut butter ready to bake cookies on my way out of the store. (We have a family business meat processing plant/small retail store) So, as I was deciding to just eat burgers I was delusional about "it won't be that much worse, it'll be fine, I've been good lately" and then I had cookies. TWO while I was cooking, just as I walked by I'd break a piece off, then later another piece, etc. Then, later that night I had another with a glass of milk as "dessert". While I was eating it, I was like seriously? What are you doing? but did I stop? no...

So the reality check came today when I logged everything. "Not that bad" ended up being like 400 calories over the top of my goal range. I was being in the moment and winging it, not stopping to think and track ahead of time or as I was doing it, or I might have stopped sooner. Other than last night I've been really good about tracking ahead of time or as I go, and last night was a big reminder of how fast it can all add up when you just estimate and decide to track later. I made foods based on having fun stuff for the kids to enjoy at their sleepover, maybe to get more "aunt" points or something, I don't know haha.

On the plus side I got some activity last night, while they were playing a little bit of a video game together, my hubby and I went out in our yard (thankfully we have a big yard) and practiced golf. He golfs regularly, I've never been, so I was working on my swing. He could only help so much as I can't mimic his swing since I have boobs and all, I had to figure out my own thing :) We were out there at least half an hour and I was just practicing with a pitching wedge and I got ball up and flying like it was supposed to for what we were doing. Every swing I'd learn what I needed to tweak. The hardest was at first I was moving my upper body more like a baseball swing, so I tweaked that, kept my wrists straight and swung through or from my hips and the ball went sailing! I was so excited. I also had to learn to ignore the grass, I was holding back, and really aim to get it under the ball which helped a lot. I want to work on it more now! :)

So today I started with my favorite green smoothie, it always gets me feeling better after overdoing it at dinner the night before, just getting all of those nutrients right away. I'm going to hardboil some eggs to have in the fridge, which I've found are fabulous snacks, and easy to add to a salad or make an egg salad sandwich - super convenient! I'm going to eat my chicken for lunch, maybe have a salad with it, and I need to pick a dinner to make. Also I need to make some goals for the week. I'll probably post that tomorrow. Oh, and I'm still sore from my first beginner shred workout, to the point I think I'll just walk and do yoga today, and try it again tomorrow haha.

Time to move on with my day! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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    ah yes recess pieces cookies are evil!! but good thing you back on track! keep practicing your golf swing!
    1963 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Golf?! How fun! I haven't played since I was quite young. It sounds like summer is winding down and you are aware of your goals and doing what you need to to stay on track. I have been MIA for awhile and need to get caught up. Look for a personal message in the next day or two emoticon
    1982 days ago
    Good job getting back on track
    1984 days ago
  • CRACKERS4554
    Good job in catching yourself and doing something about it. Very true about the calories adding up if you don't plan out your meals!
    2002 days ago
    It's called accountability and you are doing great! too often on days like this we refuse to write it down which is like sweeping it all under the carpet. Instead you put it all out threre and made some positive changes. Love that you went and played golf in the yard and your ideas for food got me thinking of good choices too! Woo hoo!
    2003 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    Just chalk it up to a 'cheat day' and don't worry too much about it. It's a learning process. And the fact that you tracked it & blogged about it here--BRAVO!
    2004 days ago
    one little slip up like that isn't going to kill you! I love your perspective on it here. :) emoticon
    2004 days ago
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