Friday, February 22, 2013

Cracker Debacle

Yesterday I got home.  My food was planned out and I knew what I was doing.  I made my dinner which was grilled cheese and tomato soup.  I didn't have the calories planned in for crackers in my soup...and I've eaten it without crackers so it didn't bother me.  However, I sat down at the table and I couldn't stop myself.  I WANTED crackers in my soup.  I ate them....not just one or two...I ate probably 20-25 crackers.  (yeah, I like a LOT of crackers in my tomato soup...I eat the crackers out and then put more in......sad isn't it?)  I then made a fruit dip and prepped some fruit and even though I was full and kicking myself for  my cracker debacle I ate about 2tbs of the dip and a few strawberries.  And yes...that was my binge/splurge....crackers, fruit dip and fruit.  I knocked about 200 extra calories for my day.  I was beating myself up over this and immediately sent an email to my friend Sherry  (I had to email her a link anyway...and check up on her progress) who talked me down from the ledge  and made me see that 1. I probably needed those extra calories (I had exercised so I was still under my calorie goal for the day) and 2.  Even if I didn't need them that my splurge was laughable in reality...looking at what my splurges USED to be.  Thank you Sherry!!!!  In talking to her we discussed her day and her urges and desires too.  We both talked about how this is a journey that we are on..but it is also a thing of us learning how to deal with life pressures and the normal ebb and flow of our cycles (which DOES affect our hunger)...just life.  This journey is NOT a race to the finish line...this journey is about learning how to eat and be healthy within the restrictions of life!

Today is a potluck at's a birthday celebration.  We are celebrating my managers manager is also working on her weight. SO I was able to steer everyone  to bring to  more healthy flair.   One gal is bringing some Asian Turkey Lettuce wraps. (it is a recipe from the cooking light magazine...she's brought them is roughly 140 calories).  I have one girl bringing a veggie tray.  I'm bringing  fruit tray (thus the fruit dip and fruit).  I don't know what the other gal is bringing...she's one that is actually trying to GAIN who knows.  I've got this potluck by the horns and I'm going to ROCK my eating today!  Why yes, that is grapes, apples, pineapple and strawberries with the fruit dip in the center.  The fruit dip is only 18 calories per tbs. LOVE it!

Took a sneak peak on the scales this morning...I'm down but not as much as I thought...but no worries...I've got until Monday before my official weigh in!  Plus, I woke up incredibly thirsty...and that usually doesn't mean good things on the scales for me.  Water.....soooo important to our existence!!!!!

I have to say that I'm very happy that today is my rest day.  I need the rest....we all do in our journeys.  I was thinking about my week of exercise and did so much.  Then it hit me....I always do 3-4 zumba sessions...and have been for three years.   I've been consistently doing the running thing for the last four weeks too.  I only added in two 30 minute sessions on the elliptical.  Crazy.   Am I nuts????  And even though I'm glad for the rest day....part of me is itching to do something...anything!!!!!!   Nope...nothing taxing for me today!  :-)

I'll leave with a photo of the prettiest cat.  Lucy is getting old.  Makes me sad to think about losing my cat.  She is 16 and is suffering from arthritis.  But I LOVE her attitude.  She is too proud to let it stop her.  She refuses to use the steps I put for her to get onto bed.  The sad part..she jumps down and you can her her thump when she hits...she used to be graceful and light as a feather.  BUT her attitude is great.  She enjoys being the matriarch of the cats and takes her duties seriously!


Unknown said...

I'm glad you were able to get things into perspective and great mentally back on track. It's wonderful that you have a friend to call who understands and is helpful.

Enjoy your healthy lunch!


Melissa said...

That fruit dip looks yummy! What's in it?

You're such and inspiration MF! I love seeing how well you're doing AND that you don't beat yourself up if the scale doesn't say what you want or if you splurge a little. Great attitude!

Lucy is such a pretty cat!

Gwen said...

Enjoy your day of rest, and the potluck birthday celebration! Cool you were able to take charge and ensure that most of it was going to be healthy!

E. Jane said...

What a beautiful cat! Getting back on track is so important. Hang in there...

WWSuzi said...

Nice fruit plate to take to the pot luck!
What's done is done and can't be undone but you have a new hour/meal/day and you're going to rock them :)
Snuffy is 12 and I'm beginning to see him getting older. It is sad!

westmetromommy said...

First of all, good for you for not letting your splurge snowball. Secondly, it really wasn't that bad of a splurge!

Shelley said...

Your kitty is just gorgeous. :)

It's amazing how bad a splurge can be in your mind, but once you really look at it, you realize it wasn't as bad as you thought, no lasting damage, move on, etc. Good job leaving it behind you!

timothy said...

LOVE your attitude, messed up move on, you cant dwell and GREAT work steering the party!~ xoxoxoxoxo

Darcy Winters said...

I'm the same way with crackers. I get the ones with unsalted tops so I'm not getting the extra sodium. I think that "Point" wise - they are only a couple of points, so calorie wise --- they aren't that bad in the grand scheme of things.

Eesh said...

That fruit dip looks amazeballs!!! I'm so glad that you encouraged others to bring healthy food! Good job on that!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


P.S. Soooo that really wasn't a 10K *whistles*