5:00am: Woke up
5:30am: Drank my morning shake
6:30am: Upper body workout with weights
7:10am: Drank 1 scoop of protein powder in a glass of water (still doing well at this point)
10:30am: 2 banana pancakes (made with 1 mashed banana and 2 eggs)
10:45am: Ate a Larabar (was still hungry)
10:50am: Ate another Larabar (was still hungry and the first Larabar was so good, why not have another)
12:00pm: Was still hungry so I had lunch: Left over salad from Cafe Rio
12:05pm: While eating Cafe Rio salad I remembered that there were leftover chips and queso from Cafe Rio in the fridge. Had not had any on Sunday so I decided I would partake of some (all) of their goodness today. Ate them all.
1:00pm: Tired and full - took a nap
2:30pm: Groggy from nap - still too full to eat a snack. Tummy hurt because it was so full.
5:00pm: Ate a slice of Hawaiian pizza from Papa Murphy's. I figured I had already blown the day and would get back on track tomorrow so I wanted to enjoy something I had not had for a while - pizza. I mean, I could eat pizza for a splurge meal but I just haven't wanted to - until today. Okay, give me a little credit - I only ate 1 piece and it wasn't even that good :(
5:30pm: Ate a piece of smore pizza from Papa Murphy's (what the heck - day blown already, right?)
10:00pm: Went to bed - feeling yucky
I woke up this morning and was up 2 lbs. A gift from my out-of-control day yesterday. I am a total binger and do best to keep things under control. When I do have a splurge meal, it's best for me if it's a planned one. I know it can't always be like that but I really do better that way.
I totally knew what I was doing yesterday.....
.... testing the waters
.... seeing how my body would respond
.... thinking I would enjoy the freedom of eating whatever I wanted.....but I totally didn't.
The pizza and dessert were not what I thought they would be. They were just ok so I'm glad I don't eat those foods on a regular basis any longer.
So what did I learn from all of this, if anything, you ask??
*"Those" foods and over-indulging in them does not make my body feel well - at all!
*I could see an obvious difference in the whites of my eyes and skin this morning (the "whites of my eyes" were kind of yellow and my skin was a little blotchy)
*That "stuft" feeling feels awful now (that feeling use to be my normal stopping point now it just feels plain gross and wrong)
*I personally, don't do well with processed foods and that's why Eating Clean works well for me. Eating processed foods seem to make me crave more processed foods - bad cycle for me to be in.
*Also, for me personally, moderation, needs to be a splurge meal once or twice a week. I mean, there are meals that I really enjoy and I would be miserable if I could not look forward to them every once in a while. Out of 35 meals/snacks per week (if eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours), I think I can set aside 2 of them to eat a meal that I am craving and not feel bad about it.
*My spurges need to be planned whenever possible
*The keys is to get back on track as soon as possible. Don't let one bad day turn into another.
*I need to make sure to eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours so I don't over-eat at the next meal
*Okay.... now not to switch gears or sound like a hypocrite, but I am the type of person that does better eating a certain way (as in the Clean Eating and the BFC), however I also know that if you tell me I absoutely can't have it, I want it even more. Sometimes a day like this every now and then (in my case 1 day in 12 weeks - that would be like 4 days a year) let me know that the foods are still there and I can eat them if I really want them. I have the freedom to chose. I hate to go through this to be ready to get back on track today but it's what I had to do. I also know that I can't do this and then complain that a particular program (Clean Eating, BFC, etc...) didn't work because I chose to get off track.
Well, that about sums it up. I am happy to report that today is going to be a great day. I feel happy and strong and ready to continue on "Clean Eating" while watching my sugars and carbs (other than a piece or two of fruit some days) as in the BFC guidelines.
Come back tomorrow and I'll show you some updated photos as well as some thoughts on what I might do now that the 12-week program is over.
I'll leave you with some photos that I took this morning. We got another 6 inches overnight and are expecting more snow tomorrow. Brrrr!!!!
|My daughter's horse, Ginger, waiting for her breakfast|
|Tulips inside; Snow outside|