Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I am so disappointed today :(

Today started out like every other day. I did my protein shake for breakfast and left the house with renewed determination to follow my diet. Then I let myself slide down the wrong path. The easy thing would have been to not post to my blog today and pretend it didn't happen, but I am not going to do that either. I am trying to take a look at why it happened so maybe I can change my behavior.

First off, I had to do lunch early today, around 10:30am (my job is just unpredictable like that). Then I had a little free time and stopped off to do a little Christmas shopping and bought a box of 100 calorie almonds. But instead of eating 1 pack, I ate 3! Almonds and nuts in general are just a red light food for me, I can eat nuts like there is no tomorrow. Now that was bad enough, but later I ate 5 boneless BBQ wings.. Now I am actually sitting here miserable and feeling angry at myself for being so weak.

I think the protein shakes are just not enough for me anymore, the do not keep me full and by lunch I was starving. Now granted I did keep to about one cup at lunch. Tomorrow I will try to do better.

Here are some things I will try to correct.

1~ protein shakes are out for now, unless they serve as a snack.
2~ I am going to begin packing my lunch again (I have gotten away from that)
3~ I am going to make myself eat every 3 hours to keep my energy up
4~ I will bring one bag of almonds with me as a snack and leave the rest at home.
5~ Increase my water by at least 2 bottles tomorrow

7 comments:

  1. We all take a small trip sometimes, it's really not a full fledged fall! Your plan sounds really good, print it out and put it up somewhere so you can stay reminded of it! Tomorrow will be better.

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  2. Sounds like a good plan. Don't beat yourself up, but I agree that unless you're doing mushies protein drinks don't work well. In fact my Dr. doesn't like anyone to be on shakes long term.
    You can do it Dee!!

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  3. Don't sweat it, really it does not sound that bad. Hey almonds are good for you!

    Definitely ditch the protein shakes. I often have a protein bar for breakfast. I will eat half early on, and half later (usually Zone bars). This seems to work. I know protein shakes would not do the trick for me!

    Keep on going, you are doing fine!

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  4. I agree with the others. Don't beat yourself up over it. Tomorrow is another day.

    Hey, I went to the movies today with my Daughters for the first time since Banding & I managed to only eat about 2 cups of Popcorn & 5 Red Vines!! This is good for me. But I still ate something I shouldn't have!!

    I like the idea that you begin taking your lunches to work & only taking the one snack instead of the whole box. I know that if I took the whole box, I would eat the whole box!! So great idea reaffirming your goals.

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  5. Thanks guys! When I screw up, I am trying to find a way that I can avoid it the next time. Otherwise, how will I ever change? If I keep doing the same things, I will get the same results which is why I am overweight now!

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  6. I can understand dropping the protein shakes if they aren't working for you. For me they are easy to take with me in the am and I don't love the sweetness of protein bars. I drink Elite Berry Blast protein and add benefiber. The benefiber helps keep my full longer and I get my protein at the same time. Just an idea..

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  7. One meal @ a time and don't beat yourself up! We all mess up, we just need to get up and move on...I feel guilty when I mess up but ya know it's a fact of my life ~ I'm not perfect!! But I am far better than I was years ago for sure!! ;-)

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