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What was I thinking?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

So, today I stepped on the scale and it read the lowest number it's had in more than 5 years. HOORAY! Then I went to work...

Today was the day to take clients to the casino, and the only way I could coax anyone into going was to invite them to spend lunch with me at the buffet. So, there I am looking at the selection and cringing about the amount of sodium I'm going to ingest along with more calories than I normally eat in 2-3 days. It wasn't even the pasta (5 little bites) or the taco or the skinless chicken breast baked with rosemary & cheese (about 2 ounces of meat). It was the dessert bar - just how many versions of brownies can one place serve?!

Okay, I know that one day's splurge won't bring the whole healthy lifestyle to a crashing halt. I also know that the sodium will drive my scale back upwards for a day or two, but that it will drop soon enough.

I think what really gets to me is that I saw the scale at this low point, which is a long way from my goal, and still couldn't control the stress eating. Had I been able to walk away after eating one brownie, it might have been different. But no, I was there for 2+ hours!

There were 2 shining points in the whole thing - a couple of clients who normally wouldn't have participated ended up having a great time, and I clowned around with them so much that I could count dancing (great make-you-want-to-move music was playing) as my cardio for the day. It really was a blast twisting and hopping to the appropriate tunes and making them smile and laugh.

What a mixed up kind of day...sigh...well my system will be glad to return to a normal eating pattern tomorrow. Onward and forward we go...
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    3695 days ago
    Went to your main page to see what you do--we have so much in common, including cross-stitch, crochet and love of cats. I'd like to add you as a emoticon .

    I'm wondering why these trips to a casino are necessary if it's difficult to persuade your clients to go? Maybe they'd rather do something else? But I can empathize...my 'client' is my DH, who just has to go out to eat once a week. If he wants to go to a restaurant that doesn't have nutritional info available, I stress about not being able to balance my day. Silly, really. One day out of a week isn't going to hurt if we make good choices the rest of the time. So glad that we haven't hit a buffet yet--his favorite. I'd have to try every dessert, too. emoticon

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    3695 days ago
    You are my hero. No need to think twice about Putting others first.

    3695 days ago
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