Sunday, December 2, 2007

Possible Hospital Setback

I'm now back home, I've spent 3 nights and 4 days in the hospital with my friend.

During that time period I didn't go to the gym but I'm not worried because I got a good bit of physical activity; however, the exhaustion and frustration of the whole scene took over my mind the last 2 days and I wasn't too conscious about what I ate. It's just not the most important thing when your friend next to you is in chronic pain and you can't figure out how to shush a screaming baby. I didn't have that much of an appetite but when I did eat it was whatever I felt like at the moment, and usually later in the day, even late at night. I felt like it was a good idea to make a list of all of the "bad food" I can recall consuming the last couple of day because that helps keep me aware and get me back on track. Here it is:

2 cheeseburgers
3 musketeer
2 french toast
Gyro Sandwich
Cheese omelet (lots of fatteny cheese + butter)


breckgirl said...

Hey - the most important thing in these circumstances of cheeseburgers and kit kats is to make sure you just get back on the horse, so to speak. I tend to fall off and then say, "well, since I am already screwing up I might as well eat ___." DON'T do this - and I know it is damned hard not to!!

Even though I have been struggling for the past week or so, I have still managed to make several healthy choices, such as drinking all of my daily water, always exercising, getting adequate protein - even if I still got in a few cookies (okay, A LOT of cookies) or candy or whatever. If we continue to take care of ourselves in spite of our poor choices elsewhere, I am convinced that we our weight loss success will return when we are tired of sabotaging our efforts. And I commend you for your list - that takes guts - you are making yourself accountable, a healthy move! Thanks for coming by my blog.

amma15 said...

breckgirl, excellent advice! I used to think that way, I used to say well since I already "ruined my diet" I might as well eat this and that and just start again tomorrow but I know that mentality is dangerous. Yesterday I just made better choices and cut corners wherever I could, I had a turkey burger with just the patty and cheese, no bun, and dinner was a cucumber, I didn't really feel like eating anyway so it wasn't like I was restricting myself.