Monday, January 5, 2009

Crash & Burn...

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Ate well. Didn't get exercise in but it was Sunday so I decided that'd be my day of rest. Then came the evening. ARGH!!! I wasn't hungry and I had NO will power. I started and couldn't stop. I started with peanuts and then graduated to the chips that I hated and had hidden on the back of the fridge. Well, those old friends are in the trash now. Couldn't do that last night but did this morning. Friends like that I don't need, for sure.

Looking back, I'm thinkin' it was the scale yesterday morning that did it. That pound that showed back up must have been in the back of my mind. I had done so well all week and up it popped. That's why I vowed to stay off the scales and here I went and back slid. Well, that's behind me in more ways than one. What's done is done. The only thing I can do is follow my own advice (that I have so freely handed out in comments here and there), just put it behind me and quit thinking about it. I won't beat myself up about it because it will only make me miserable and not get me back in the swing of things. As a matter of fact, I've learned over the past year and a half + that dwelling on it only makes me want to continue on a destructive path and once on that path it is terribly hard to get off it.

So here's what I will be eating today: (and only this)

Breakfast: (268 calories)
2 soft boiled eggs
1 slice Light Wheat toast
1 teaspoon light butter
1 cup coffee with milk and splenda

Lunch: (255 calories)
1 ounce cheese
1 slice pumpernickel bread
1 tablespoon light mayo

Dinner: (315 calories)
1 grilled boneless/skinless chicken breast
2 cups Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon honey/mustard dip (homemade)

Dessert: (106 calories)
1 cup fat/free sugar/free Watergate salad

Snack: (80 calories)
1 cup Brussels sprouts

Water: (throughout the day)
64 ounces

That gives me a total of 1040 calories for the planned eating. I know there isn't enough fruits and veggies (or calories since I should have 1200) in there so I will probably add celery and craisins if I need something else to eat in between meals or late at night. I really need to do this today. Say a little prayer for me. I need all the help I can get right now.


Cammy said...

Definitely sending good vibes your way! Good for you for not letting one evening determine your future.
Today's plan looks good, and I'm certain you can manage it!

MizFit said...

lottsa good vibes your way and a nag.

add in a couple more calories for SURE.
eat today as youd have eaten if you HADNT gone off plan yesterday.

it's done.
no punishment and dont deprive yer body.




Donna B said...

Oh that dreaded scale!
You just need to focus on you and your hunger level as much as possible. I was all over the place calorie wise over the holidays and weighed EVERY day. Something I never did until I hit 199#'s! I saw ups and downs galore the past few weeks depending on my sodium intake, no matter how many or how few calories I ate. In the end it will eventually come off if you continue your program! Keep up the good work!

Stages of Change said...

Good luck today, and I'll second MizFit with the friendly suggestion you do eat today as if yesterday was right on track.

ONly because in my experience that kind of super tight restriction: both the actual low calorie restriction, but also the impact being so strict has on me mentally and emotionally, generally does more harm than good, either in the moment, or in the long term as it creates resentment or perfectionism, etc, etc, .

Anyway, good luck today in whatever you shoot for. You can do it!!!

MaryFran said...

You can do this! I'm happy to see that you have laid out your plan of attack for today...that will go a long ways to helping you!

As for crash and burn....well you know. It takes mistakes and little slips for us to learn! You had something to learn! Think about it...learn your lesson and move on!!!

Fatinah said...

you might find that telling all of us what you're going to eat, and still leaving room for a snack will help you stick to your plans......sending "stay strong" thoughts your way immediately! ;-)

Tena said...

I'm right there with you. My scale showed a little gain and I wanted to go all to pieces. LOL

I'm going to measure things more closely. I think that's where I go off track.

Saying a prayer for us all!

Natalia said...

It happens to all of us. Eat as if you were on plan, like Miz an others say! You don't want to eat too little calories and find yourself overly hungry!!! You can do this!!!

grammy said...

You have a lot of great comments giving you lots of good info on your food plan. I just want to say keep up the hard work. Hang in there. We are doing this for our health, not just looks. We will feel so much better and our bodies will work like they were designed to (O;

Anonymous said...

You can do it! Just so you know, I don't eat less than 1450 calories a day, especially on days I work out. If I go below that, my body tends to go into "keep the fat" mode and the scale doesn't budge no matter what!

Hang in there!

Dutch said...

I am saying tons of prayers for you. I have been doing pretty good with my eating. I did take a hand full of chocolate covered peanuts and raisins the last 2 days but I am not beating myself up about it. My neighbor called on Saturday and asked if she could make me breakfast and I told her no that I was eating my oatmeal and trying to eat healthier, well she calls and asked me to open my garage door and she hands me a big cheese omelet, hash browns and white toast. She also had a Christmas tins full of chocolate covered pretzels, raisins, peanuts and a few other things. I thank her and went back in the house. It is so funny when you tell people you are trying to watch what you eat that they bring you all of these goodies. I know her heart was in the right place. Thank goodness my hubby has been eating most of it. I know we can do this. We are strong women. Have a great evening.

Sparky said...

You are strong. You will do this.

Sparky said...

You are strong. You will do this.

Anonymous said...

A cup of brussel sprouts for a snack? You wild thing, you! I'd be cautious about the scale. I didn't weigh for a week, weighed yesterday, I was 177. Weighed today, I was 172. I don't know if it's water retention, some metabolic glycogen thing, or who knows what. Be nice to yourself. It's much better to eat a thoroughly enjoyed chocolate chip cookie than to eat a bunch of potato chips that you don't even like.

IMHO, if you're bingeing, or eating out of control, you're restricting too much.