I had an overage yesterday. What happened? Girl Scout cookies. Those little devils (the cookies, not the Girl Scouts), may look non-threatening, but they are PACKED with calories!
I got up last night after going to bed and ate cookies with milk. I caught myself half-way through a sleeve of Do-Si-Dos and forced myself to come back to the computer and record my discretion. I had a thought as I was looking at what I knew would be my calorie consumption for the day. Maybe it doesn't sound like it means much to you, but it seemed to mean a lot to me ... "It's never as bad as you think, and much better than if you don't stop and change direction."
Everyone "fails" every now and then when they diet. Some days you're just not going to do as well as you hoped. The trick is to get control of yourself and get back on track as soon as possible. Success breed success. Failure breeds failure. Find the strength to make a couple good choices and you're right back in the groove.
That's the "trick." It's the groove. It's the habits. It's the daily rountine. That's why unexpected happenings feel like roadblocks. Those of us who are dieting for a long-term goal need to stop thinking of them as roadblocks; they are detours. When I was kid, my family did a lot of singing for fun and just to be silly. One of the songs I remember had a line that went someting like this "Detour! There's a muddy road ahead! Detour!"
Why am I thinking about that silly song? I think it's telling me not to slog through the mud and get bogged down. Take the "long" way around. I'll get there.
I'll get in lots of steps today because we're going to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum with the grandkids. It should be a fun day. We're packing a lunch so I'll have control over what we eat.
BodyMedia FIT data for March 26, 2011
Calories Burned - 2482 | Calories Consumed - 2582 | Total Activity - 0:39 | Moderate Activity - 0:39 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 7448 | Sleep Duration - 7:02 | Lying Down - 9:17 | Sleep Efficiency - 76%.