Time to STOP and turn around
Sunday, April 06, 2014
It has been a difficult week. My routine has been shot and my plans to exercise have rarely materialized (I worked out twice not the 5 times I had planned). Yesterday, I was in a training session. The plan by the organizer had been to order from a local restaurant. The session was to end at 2:30. Friday night, I googled where the nearest location for my gym was (just a few blocks from where the training was happening but closed at 5 pm. It also opens late on weekends so I could not go before the training session.) and I checked out the menu/nutrition info for the restaurant (no great choices but some would be okay if I ate only a portion).
Saturday morning, I have a good balanced breakfast, pack a fruit snack and head off to the training. And then, as my mother would say, the wheels fell off...
Training was intense but good momentum was happening, so the group decided not to break for lunch, just to take 10 minutes and have the snacks that had been brought - devilled eggs (I had had eggs for breakfast), high fat cheese, ritz crackers, and pastries. I am diabetic, going without anything for 2 more hours was not an option. Cheese and crackers for lunch. The session ran late so mentally tired and short on time, I did not get to the gym.
One of the things I discovered about my diabetes is that if my blood sugar is high, it makes me hungry. When I left the session, I saw every fast food place on the way home and talked myself out of each drive thru - no I can only get carbs there, no there is to long of a line up there... I made it home without stopping - and ate. Homemade banana split, sandwich for supper and a brownie my husband had made for evening snack.
It was just 1 day of bad eating, (only 300 calories over my max for the day) but after several missed exercise sessions it was a continuation of the slide. So today will be back on track. I must sign off now. It has been 2 hrs since I ate. I need to check my blood sugars and head to the gym.