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Old 09-15-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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This morning I overslept and got myself off to a bad start. I didn't have time to cook my normal breakfast, so I did a dumb thing and grabbed a piece of cake. Thank goodness my lunch was in the frig, so I could just grab it and go. Now, as far as cake goes, it wasn't bad. I had made it for a Ladies meeting at our church last night, a pineapple angel food cake with 150 calories a slice. I had a really big piece so I counted it for 1.5 slices. Not a good breakfast so I was still hungry when I got to work. At work we had free Subway breakfast muffins and I had an egg white and cheese one.

So now I have consumed 418 calories instead of the 200 I would normally have by this time. In days gone by, I would think, "I have blown today so I might as well eat whatever I want today and start over tomorrow." Haven't we all done that?? Instead, I looked at my meal plans for the day and decided to skip the almonds that I was having with my lunch and change tonight's potato to broccoli. That should cover it.

I am a little irritated with myself because I think that I should be past these types of issues by now. I have to realize that I will always have to let my brain manage my eating, not my appetite or emotions. When I get home tonight, I have to deal with the remainder of that cake. I can't decide if it should go down the garbage disposal or if I should freeze slices of it.

I guess this is a venting post. I just wanted to talk about this.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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I think you're missing something . . . you did something fantastic by stopping, realizing the days not lost and adjusting!

That's so fantastic and I think you should pat yoursel fon the back for it
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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I think you did great! Cake for breakfast didn't wipe out your day when you immediately made adjustments for it instead of throwing in the towel, or worse, deciding to go on a complete free for all!
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #4
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Agreed. You did the RIGHT thing and that's something to be proud of!! WOO!
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:58 AM   #5
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I love when others share things like this. It helps me to know that I'm normal and the way that I think is in line with others. And YOUR ah ha moment can be mine too. Day's not ruined! GREAT JOB!!! Nice subsitutes too.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
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In regards to the cake, instead of feeding it to the garbage disposal or trash, share it with a friend! That's what I do! I can bake something, take my "fix" and then I give it to my sister or Fiance's nephew. Congrats on catching yourself before you fell harder. I think it's safe to say we have ALL been there next to falling to the temptation.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #7
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I would normally have by this time. In days gone by, I would think, "I have blown today so I might as well eat whatever I want today and start over tomorrow." Haven't we all done that??
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What? You mean that's a common thing? People actually do that? Wow, I'm amazed. I've never heard of that.

I was the QUEEN of that.. and still struggle with it on occasion. Luckily though most of my missteps occur later in the day, when there's not too much time left to do much damage.

Sounds like you've got a good recovery plan in place.

It's also good to have a plan in place for when things don't go according to plan. If that makes much sense. Like having something grabbable and quick ready to go, even if it's not your usual or favorite.

Oh and home baked goods in my house = disaster. I would have left it at the Church or given it to someone. I know myself. Home baked goods in my house = disaster. Yeah.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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I am so glad you posted this. Right now I am doing good on my plans, but I have certainly had days in the past where I would do the exact thing of blowing the whole day and "starting again" tomorrow.

I hope when it happens to me again, I will make those adjustments and keep going like you did!
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #9
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Well done on the recovery!

As to the cake - for me it would have to be thrown out. Now that my weekend family's all gone, I've put the left over cake in the bin, with washing up liquid on top. I did give a bit to each dog - but I don't want them getting fat either!
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:00 PM   #10
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I think you did great dealing with a mess up. I TRY to do that, but still am in the learning process.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:16 PM   #11
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I say great job and stopping yourself and making your menu adjustments!!

That right there, is a BIG victory! You're doing great!
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:25 PM   #12
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You recovered. YOU RECOVERED. Great job!!!!!
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