Chicken, isn't always the right choice...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So, today I'm feeling pretty good about myself. I put on the tight grey pants this morning and they weren't so tight. I stuck to the program and was comfortably under my calorie and fat count. I even consumed 72ozs of fluids before 4:00 p.m. Pretty impressive for a newbie, eh?

When I got home from work, my brother—the doll that he is—followed me so I could drop my car off at the garage. He then gets this brilliant idea to swing by the local Carl's Jr. instead of cooking dinner. Ack! My first fast food test! Since we're in the middle of a heat wave and I was low on produce...and it was his treat...(amazing the excuses we use to justify) I didn’t make a “fuss.” I mean, it’s a life choice, right? A little give here, a little take there...balance is key. I was happy with my choice of a simple charbroiled chicken sandwich--no fry’s or soda. Not too bad, right? HA! Do you know one of those little suckers is 480 calories...I could live with that...but I was appalled at the 23g of FAT; 7g Sat. Fat; 95mg cholesterol; all wrapped up in 1,110mg of sodium! Egad! What have I done? LOL Well, there is no turning back...I already ate it, but I've learned a few valuable lessons: (1) that chicken isn't always the right choice! (2) it’s okay to “fuss,” and (3) the SP food tracker lists everything!

And my friend, you know who you are, how I wish I only ate a box of Rasinettes!

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    Keep up the good work! I lost 5 lbs my first week on my lifestyle change (two weeks ago today) and haven't lost an ounce since. BUT I measured my waist, hips, neck, thighs individually, arms, etc and would you know I'm losing inches all over!! I did a preliminary measurement this morning and I've lost 2inches around my waist! Plus I lost another .75 inches around my chest! I'm so excited.

    So keep in mind that even though the scale may not move, there are other ways to track your progress.

    Good luck and remember: If you don't quit, you can't fail!
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    I think we have all done that mistake before but at LEAST YOU caught it and learned from it so you will do better next time so GOOD for you I say!

    As for the Raisinettes you may not say that after you type THOSE into the food tracker, HIGH calories and HIGH BAD kind of carbs for such a tiny bit. haha

    Fruit juice is shocking too I think.

    But when we KNOW better hopefully we DO better and we keep on learning and knowing better and better all the time. Live and learn right? And we can always start fresh with the very next bite of food in our mouth that same day too. Keep up the good work, It is obvious you are CHECKING nutrition and making an effort to be aware, GOOD JOB.
    5133 days ago
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