Saturday, August 19, 2006

better today

Last night I had some not-so-great food. Ironically, the day I posted on toledolefty about fast food, I also ended up having a slice of pizza and some snack food as my dinner. My husband's cross-country team came over for a pizza party, and unfortunately I felt compelled to buy some of my favorite stuff "for them" to serve with the pizza. I'll spare everyone the food porn, but it was a day where I went 14 points over my allowance and most of the extra was junk. Being as tired as I was yesterday probably contributed to my mushy choices. At least I put a portion of chips on a plate and ate them, rather than just grabbing handfuls out of the bowl.

This morning I did a nice 45-minute run in a light rain with my friend. We didn't get too muddy in the park.


  1. You know, Jen, I am wondering if we are too hard on ourselves for living life in a way. I mean, in the real world, don't people have a slice of pizza? I'm not excusing behavior but I'm saying that can we all live in a strict WW or OA world? I suppose it's a bit of the attitude platitude we have discussed privately. But this is something I struggle with and it's the crux of weight loss, isn't it? When do we cross from living in a real world to overeating all the time? The real world is that you would have planned to eat that stuff beforehand. Anyway, I'm rambling. You are smart to give yourself credit for a) putting the chips on a plate and b) realizing you were tired.

  2. I was just thinking about this the other day and how NOT guilty I feel for eating what I eat. As long as I count it I'll eat it. When my points allotment starts to get even smaller I will just have to rethink what I can eat a bit more, but, I'll still eat what I want within reason. I don't ever feel guilty about pizza or chocolate or ice cream anymore.
    Overall progress is more important and you are making progress, nearly halfway there! I wouldn't stress over the not so great days. Even 'normal' people have them!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07