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Back on Track–Day 3

on June 26, 2013

Yesterday I fell off the wagon just a bit.  It started off with me getting out of bed on time for my run.  Yay me!  Then I crapped out of it a mile and a quarter short of my goal.  It was hot, legs felt like lead, legs hurt, etc., etc.  All just excuses, yes, I know!  Here are the detes of the day.

Fitness

Even though I crapped out of the entire run, I did manage a decent 263 calorie burn so that’s better than nothing.

Hydration

Another fail here with just a measly 40 ounces of water throughout the day.

Nutrition

I had a banana (105 calories) after my run and breakfast was non fat greek yogurt (100 calories) and 1/4 cup granola (89 calories) for a grand total of 294 calories.

Lunch was at Rotary Club so it was more difficult to stay on track.  I had a salad with tomatoes, cheese, and ranch dressing (231 calories), some sort of beef (I’m estimating 200 calories for this), macaroni and cheese (190 calories estimated), and mixed steamed veggies (70 calories) for a total of 691 calories.

Not only was it a high calorie lunch, but the carbs were not good either.  So, I was hungry about an hour later.  Bad carbs make you crave carbs so I ate pretzels (160 calories).  Then someone in my office had the grand idea to bake double chocolate cookies.  So I fell of the wagon in a major way by eating 2 of them (340 calories) for a total of 500 snack calories.

I still wanted to stay within my calorie budget, so all I could find at home to keep me there was some cereal (80 calories). 

Grand total for the day was 1564 calories eaten minus 263 calories burned in exercise for a net of 1301. 

Because of my big snack fail and trying to meet my calorie goal, nutrition suffered by my not getting enough protein, fruits and vegetables.  Here’s where I’m not sure if it would have been better for me to ignore my snack fail and continue on with my meal plan to get my nutrition in or if it was better to do what I did and stay within a reasonable calorie range.  I probably should have done more exercise to burn it off, but se la vie.

I’m still having trouble staying off the scale, but it is still moving in the right direction so there’s that. 

So yesterday wasn’t nearly as successful as my prior days but it happens.  I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  I’m aware of my mistakes and will recover from them.  All will be well.  I will be right back on the wagon today.

How do you bounce back when you fall off the wagon?

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I’m running in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon this year and in the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge next year as a charity athlete for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  I am currently trying to raise $500 for the kids of St. Jude.  If you can make a donation, I would greatly appreciate it.  $25 buys a wagon the kids can be transported in around the hospital (so much more fun than a wheelchair, right?).  $50 pays for a platelet test for a child with cancer.  $75 pays for a birthday party or, even better, a coming-off-chemo party.  You can visit my fund-raising page here.

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