|Not cheering so much when I got on the scale this morning...that much I can tell you.|
Looks like we are being gifted with another incredible weather day again....unfortunately I have a ton of indoor duties I have to jump on but hopefully today will be the day I get on my bike and ride until my hindquarters scream for mercy. I used to have a odometer on my bike that told me my distance and speed but every time we drove to the beach with our bikes on the back of the car, we'd arrive with bike still intact but the odometer long gone, no doubt crushed into tiny bits along the turnpike or some other beach-bound highway. I'd like to get another one, simply because I have become interested in the numbers game (doesn't every weight-loss hopeful fixate on numbers at one point or another, be it calories, distance, measurements - you name it?)....I'm starting to like the idea of setting a goal and then seeing if I can beat it. But I need a baseline, and that's where the odometer comes in handy.
Anyway, enough about the bike. I've come here to confess today because I'm feeling pretty guilty about some food and drink choices I made late yesterday afternoon and I figure if I can purge my feelings about it here this morning, I can start my day with a clean slate and move the hell ON. One thing about dieting that I have learned over time is that yesterday's indulgences can't be undone - so there isn't any sense in berating myself for extended period of time simply because I had waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much cheese over waaaaaaaay too many tortilla chips and washed it down with waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much coconut rum and diet coke and called it dinner.
The hubs is away on a short business trip and I took advantage of a little me-alone time outside on the patio and enjoyed the summery day just a tad too much. I would have never done that if he was here because if he had been here, we would have had a healthy dinner together. And since he is not a drinker, I would not have been inclined to imbibe those lovely summer-in-a-glass libations. Thank GOD Josh doesn't travel often or I am beginning to think I'd be a 500 lb. alcoholic. Ok, Ok, not really but seriously, there was no excuse for me to toss all my marbles to the wind and eat and drink what I did. What's worse is, the scale had made me very, very happy that morning, and this is how I repay it? Stupido, stupido, stupido...
BUT, since I can't undo the day, I'm confessing here and then leaving that shit behind me. I've got my eating actually planned out for today which should safely keep me from going off the rails on a crazy train and Josh will be home tonight to make sure I stay focused, thankfully. Oh, and just so you know, I am still tracking! I think despite it's "boring-read" factor, I will try to once again post my food tracking here because I know that if others are reading, I won't want to list the bad stuff. I realize that this week since I didn't have to post my food tracking, I had TWO bad days. I think there has to be something said for accountability there...if I am going "public" with my food choices, I tend to make better choices. Hmmm....
I'm no rocket scientist, but I don't think you need to be one to realize what's up here.....(and it ain't just the number on the scale this morning, people). (Sodium, you suck).
So, you don't need to read my food log (I'll put it at the end of my posts starting tomorrow), but I will be posting it again just for the sake of my own waistline. Fair enough?
Ok, that's about it. I feel better for having revealed my f-up and feel so much better about getting my head in the right place today. I do think the old adage "the devil finds work for idle hands" is so true - and it surely was for me yesterday.....if I had kept busy instead of lazying around reading my latest Jennifer Lancaster novel, I wouldn't have had time for my tortilla and rum love affair to occur. Luckily for me, I have PLENTY to keep me busy today (since yesterday NONE of my to-do's got checked off my list).....it should be a successful day, all around.
What about you? What do you have going on today that will lead you not into temptation?