Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Keeping focused and tracking calories
Last week was kind of a bad week for me all the way around. Wednesday would have been my 20th wedding anniversary. I went out with -- and summarily stopped going out with -- a guy who I found out had a bit of a criminal past. And I think in all the emotion -- excitement over a new guy, sadness over the non-anniversary, and being irked at the lying new-guy jerk.
Couple that with a Costco-sized bag of chocolate that was bought for the office, and it was a bad combination.
All this year we've had this same candy, and it never even fazed me. I rarely even picked up a single piece on any given day. But last week? Wowzers, I was eating sometimes eight or nine pieces a day for multiple days. What was worse is that I wasn't logging them, and because I wasn't logging them, I often wasn't logging that day's calories at all. It was reminiscent of days past where I would eat indiscriminately and mindlessly, just grabbing and shoving in my face.
To add to that dilemma, I wasn't exercising as diligently, either. So, not only was I eating over 600 calories a day in chocolate, but I wasn't even doing anything to get rid of those excess calories.
The good news is any weight gain I had was minimal -- less than two pounds. The bad news is I saw a peek into the old me -- mindless, emotional eating.
I will not beat myself up over it, but yesterday was a new day. As was today. For a few days, I suppose I'll just be taking it one day at a time.
Posted by Beth at 10:32 PM