Monday, March 8, 2010

I blew it today!

Yup, I tried to be so good, but temptation got the best of me.  I started out with my healthy oatmeal with ground flax, brown sugar and almond butter. Good stuff! When mid-morning came, I grabbed the 0 point Progresso soup which I ate the whole can, so that comes out to be 1.5 points. At lunch time, I grabbed a yummy spinach salad with grilled chicken that I had made the day before.

So, you ask with all these healthy choices, how could my day have turned south so quickly? It started with my child handing me half of a Little Debbie brownie. Well, there was the trip to Wal-Mart. Someone had put peanut butter M&M's right on the end of the register for me to grab! And was it the small bag that would have limited my intake? No, it was the big bag. These are a total target food for me and I should have never picked them up. But I did.

Then I stopped at Starbucks for a tall nonfat mocha which is still 3 points. Then my dear child, who has been sick asked me to get her a cheeseburger. So, a dash through the Burger King drive through and 2 Whopper Jr's with cheese "magically" appear. One for her and one for me! 10 points right there. I should have just gotten her the cheeseburger, because she flipped out that there was "salad" on her cheeseburger.

Something also, got into my head that said, make apple dumplings for supper? What???? What was I thinking? So, anyway, I burned up all my weekly points today, and am hoping that tomorrow will be a better day!

How can I teach my child healthy habits when I'm scarfing down peanut butter M&M's?


  1. Peanut butter m&Ms are pretty good.

    You shouldn't be too hard on yourself. I am beginning to believe that sugar, white flour and processed foods are addictive. When you eat even a little bite like you did in the morning, it triggers cravings for more of the same. These cravings are so strong that they are what I consider to be uncontrollable.

    Since I've taken those foods out of my diet, I don't feel enslaved to the cravings. Also, one way to help yourself to not eat that stuff, is to start feeding your daughter unprocessed foods. Maybe make her sugar free, white flour free oatmeal cookies instead. Then, if you take a bite you don't feel bad.

    I hope I don't sound overzealous. I just started eating like this and have found a certain freedom in it. Good luck in your journey!

  2. Hi :)
    I'm actually going to say the opposite of what the last person said...hehe (don't shoot me!)
    I have tried several times in the past to lose weight...and each of those time I "eliminated" certain foods such as candy food burgers...soda pop...ya know, the "wicked" foods.
    Well, by the end of the month..i was miserable. I felt deprived and the thought of never being able to have another fast food meal or candy bar for the rest of my life made me NOT want to be on a diet no more.

    What's different this time...well, I have not "eliminated" anything from my diet. BUT..I have chosen to limit the amounts of certain foods like candy and soda pop and fast food burgers. I still eat these kinds of foods, but occasionally, not every day, and so far, it's working out great.
    I don't have the cravings like in previous attempts or 'end of the month' munchie attacks anymore.
    Moderation/portion control...NOT elimination, to me is the key.

    This is just my opinion and what seems to be working for me...
    Don't beat yourself up over the M&M's or the burger.
    If you can find a good balance on how to still enjoy these foods, occasionally, rather than telling yourself you cant have them, period, then I think this will make your overall weightloss journey a little easier.

    p.s I'm sorry it's been a while since I was last here, its been a busy week and my house still looks like a bomb went up it, hehe

  3. Hello!! I just wanted to drop in and see how you have been. It is very hard when you have kids (have 5 kids in the house here). Hope you're doing well & staying on track :)

  4. Just found your blog. Blah on the bad day, but recognize it, log it and move on. We all have them, I hope today brings you better eating!

  5. Miss reading your blogs....get back at em!