Friday, June 28, 2019

The Banana Binge: takes from a food addict

With the weekend just around the corner it, it is time to recap my week and see what I have done (or not done) in terms of my pursuit of healthy living.  So without further ado, here we go!

 My weight was at right around 246.8 last week at this time.   It popped up to 249 early this week but then settled back down to 246.0 around mid week.   I was ok with this because it is within my three pound ‘maintain range’ that I spoke about a while back in this post .   But then here on Friday morning I popped up to 246.6.     I am ok with that although I was certainly hoping to see 245!   

This little 0.6 pound uptake was  unaccounted for for....well......maybe not.... there may have been a banana binge incident on Thursday night.  And I DID wake up thirsty on Friday so that could have affected it too!

 I had an amazing victory early in the week in terms of my food intake.  I was right on target for most of the days.  Which is the first victory.   But the biggest victory was on Monday morning.

Last weekend I decided to forego the Chick Fil A milkshake when Jason picked one up for himself.  Instead I decided to make a half  (or even quarter) batch of edible cookie.  The smaller batch would give me just enough to have a sweet treat without blowing my caloric budget and it would be gone at the end of the weekend.  Perfect!   I laid out the butter on the counter to soften...the amount for the reduced batch size.  However when I went to make the cookie dough, I was talking and not paying attention and just was following the recipe as it was written.....without reducing the size of the batch.  Oooops!   It was either throw it all away and start over or just go ahead and make the full batch.  I made the full batch.  (Of course I did!).   I didn’t do too badly over the weekend but admit to indulging a bit more since there was so much extra cookie dough.   On Monday morning is when I had my victory though!  I got out small containers and packaged it up and threw them into the freezer.  Out of sight out of mind!   I did pull one out during the week but one is better then the whole tub!

And of course I had the great banana binge...which I will talk about in a bit!


Well....does it count that I walked on my lunch break 2 out of the 5 days?  (And I already know that I most likely won’t be able to walk today...Friday). Does it count that I am leading a training class for new hires and I’m on my feet all day??? (And that I spend my breaks and lunch prepping for the new hire training and/or reassigning my daily work to others...since I still have stuff being assigned to me to do?). 

Ok, so I didn’t set the world on fire with exercise this past work week. As for the walking...2 days is better than none!!!

Banana Binge goes!  Thursday night rolled around.  My weight had been sitting steady at 246.0 for a few days and I really wanted to keep it there!   But I wanted a treat sooo bad!   So I decided to have a banana!  A healthy snack right?   Awesome choice!  I discovered long ago that the attraction to a banana split was the banana and the toppings that mixed with the I actually enjoy a bowl of cut up bananas with some chocolate topping!   So that is what I aimed to do on Thursday night!   But,  my bananas were on the cusp of being too soft. I knew that it I wouldn’t eat them if they ripened any further.  So I cut up ALL of  the bananas into my bowl.  Ok, it was just two...but that is 210 calories!   Still not too bad.  But then we had to add the chocolate syup!  And after that there were so many bananas that I figured some peanut butter would be good.  A banana binge that cost me 550 calories!  Oops!  Healthier than a piece of cake...but still too many calories!

So there you have my week in a nutshell!   The good, the bad and the ugly!  I am not perfect. I don’t ever hope to be perfect.  My main goal is to make steps each and every week toward a healthier lifestyle.  Yes, I had some missteps this week but I think that I did make some healthy progress.   Next week is another oppportunity to take another step forward!  I will do this!!!


Jen said...

You will do are doing great.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a pretty good week!
I've been way off track and probably won't get back on until July 8th.

mxtodis123 said...

I think you did great this weekend. I've been so far off track. I look to you as a role model.

Mrs Swan said...

Better bananas than milkshakes!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Strange I been thinking about making Banana and pineapple cookies.
Coffee is on

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I’m really trying!

MaryFran said...

Mark that calendar and get back on track ASAP!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks. You can turn it around! Don’t let it slip too far out of control!!!

MaryFran said...

That is true, at least it was nutritious!!!

MaryFran said...

Mmm. That sounds delicious! I’ve made peanut butter banana cookies but have never heard of banana pineapple!

Grace said...

I love bananas too! But for me, the sugar/carbs are too high so I've stopped buying them.
I mentioned in a comment on your last post that my goal every day is to burn 2400 calories. It's a goal and I don't always meet it (on the days I work out, I usually get there) thing I've found is that just standing up at my desk adds around 100 calories a day of caloric expenditure. So if you were on your feet all day, it adds up!
I try not to get too focused on the exact number every day, but I do pay attention to overall trends of how active I am. The more active in general, the better I feel.

MaryFran said...

I have thought about the standing desks. I wonder if I could get my doctor to write a note that I need one? (Which is how I get it at my job!)

Grace said...

Can you just ask your employer to get you one? Our office pretty much gets us anything that is related to ergonomics. But then, I work for the government...:-) I've found the standing desk also helps with preventing neck and back pain (which I get from sitting too much) so maybe you could get a dr to write you a note.

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