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...