Monday, April 15, 2013
As a heavy person I know that we tend to berate ourselves when we mess up on our diet. Sometimes slipping in our eating or exercise makes us feel guilty and then we want to just chunk it all under the table and forget what we sometimes feel is not right that we can't eat the things we love. But I know from experience that when I mess up and then get back up and dust myself off and get back on the wagon that I feel much better for doing the right thing. I always keep in mind how I felt before I lost this small 30lbs. I had a hard time breathing and always kept a belly ache.
yesterday I had a bad experience. We were invited to eat lunch at one of the son's house. I really didn't worry about what was going to be served as my DIL used to be a terrific healthy cook..but had wondered the last few times they came out to our house that they didn't touch the tossed salad or the asparagus or other green veggies I served. They went for the mac & cheese (homemade not boxed) the new potatoes and the mostly starchy foods. Well found out why. The food we had was mostly starches. We had a beef briscuit which is higher in fat than some beef cuts, home fried potatoes (which tend to absorb more fat that french fries), dried lima beans (the ones we eat have come from our garden and not dried) which had no taste to me, corn on the cob, corn bread and she had a small platter of sliced onions, peppers, black and green olives and pickled okra. The only thing I could eat on that platter was the okra as the onion and peppers make me sick and the olives are high in salt and fat. Then she had cake for dessert. All was very starchy and fattening. I only put a tiny bit on my plate but still when I calculated the calories I consumed, I hit my high mark for that day. The only freggies I got that day were the cantaloupe and dried apricots I ate at home for snack. But one good thing is I weighed this morning thinking with all those starches that I surely gained but strangely enough I had lost half a pound..But think yesterday was a day I messed up but it is ok. I've dusted myself off and back on the wagon today.