Friday, June 10, 2011


I've been trucking along nicely, eating my planned meals and snacks, focusing on veggies, lean protein, fruit and whole grains. I aim for between 1200-1500 calories a day, and I've been falling nicely in that range for two weeks. I've been drinking water. Lots and lots of water. I even passed up free wine and pizza AGAIN (third time in two weeks, friends!).

I've become a familiar face at the gym again. Things are good and I feel great. I am drunk on willpower, and it feels awesome.

Wednesday morning I took a peek at the scale and was shocked by the number I saw - the lowest I've seen on the scale in the last year and a half.

And then yesterday, things came a bit undone. Work stress plus forgetting my snack at home plus a small lunch resulted in a binge. I ate pretty much everything I could get my little hands on - and when the dust settled, I was 500 calories over my max daily allowance.


So I wrote it all down, went to the gym, did 60 minutes of cardio, and pledged to reign in the snacking that evening.

I don't know why I do things like that. I was impressed and proud of myself, and then "blew it" on snacks that weren't even that satisfying.

But here I am, back at it again, for another day. And I remembered to pack my snack this time.


Eve said...

The important thing is you didn't go totally over the top AND you exercised to burn probably the extra calories you consumed - that, my girl, is a VICTORY!! =)

Anonymous said...

I hate it when that happens. But you did so well by picking yourself up and going to the gym!