Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 5 and a small slip up

Well day 5 held one victory and one small defeat for me. Let's talk about the victory first since it happened first. My wife and meet for lunch on Friday's and usually it is a fast food place or a restaurant where good choices are hard to make due to the quality of food there. So we weren't sure if she would be able to make it yesterday, so I packed lunch just in case. I made a can of tuna with three tablespoons of Miracle Whip in it. First, when I decided on the amount of Miracle Whip, I read the calories on it and saw it was 50 per tablespoon, 20 of that was fat. Well for some reason the 20 part stuck in my head and when I had put two tablespoons in, it didn't seem quite enough. So the third when in and so with the 100 for the tuna, I figured at three tablespoons, I was at 160 calories. Eeeeeeh!! At work I usually eat at 11 and take lunch at noon to go walk. Well Kathy texted me at 10;15 and said hey I will be able to make lunch. That was great, but I had only had 240 calories at breakfast and was already starving, so I decided to go ahead and have the tuna so going into lunch, I would have 400 calories total. Well after finishing the tuna, I assume God must have pointed it out to me, cause it dawned on me, no that would be 250 calories stooge!! So now I am worried sick over that ( I know it is not right, but I play it to the bone and hate to mess up!) So now I am thinking I may just be looking at my wife for lunch. So, we get to the Red Rooster, who makes great sandwiches and pies, and lo and behold, they have since installed a salad bar!! I rejoice and begin to make me a salad and eat some vegetables. Those who know me, know I know squat about vegetable cause I only eat a few! So I took some educated guesses on calorie counts as I made my plate. I came up with 450 but rounded it to 500 for safety sake. So, for those others of you who have no idea on calories counts on broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, asparagus and the likes, really frikkin low!! I had about three tablespoons of low cal dressing that is 50 calories per dressing and that was the most of the calories on that plate! I got a small spoon full of their tuna salad next and guestimated it at around 100, probably high but for safety sake, then topped it off with a small chunk of watermelon. I added it up when I got back to the office and i got out of lunch with 350 calories!! And it was filling! It stuck with me till snack time at 2:30 and I wasn't really hungry at snack time, just wanted to give my body something to chew on. Also Kathy made meatloaf, mac and cheese and spinach for supper. I did calorie research on the meatloaf and found it was 280 per deck of cards serving, I think that is 3 or 4 ounces, and I had about 1 1/2 of that, the spinach was like 10 calories per cup and i had about a half cup, and the mac was 180 calories per cup prepared, and I had a cup and a half, so like 270 calories for a total of 700 hundred for supper. Still trucking right? So by this time I have 1700 calories in, and Kathy and I see a Braums frozen yogurt commercial and I do some research on that. I could have a small or junior cone and 6 ounces of yogurt for 300 calories was my estimate after putting the two together, and it just sounded good. So Kathy and I loaded up and went for the walk we had planned at lunch and after, we stopped at Braums for our treat. Still all good. So finally we get home and I watched a movie while Kathy did her thing. As the movie ends, I realized that I had not taken my prescriptions that I take every night. Enter the danger zone, there is still one slice of pizza from Thursday night in the fridge, and I "Shane rationalized" that I needed something significant in my stomach for three of those pills or my life would be living hell. So guess what, I did it, I ate the pizza for taking the pills. Normally, that would have ended it all for me. But I knew two things were inevitable after I realized what i had done. One, I had to come here and come clean and two, I would get right back on the horse this morning and that would be a lesson learned. So today, I put my big boy pants back on, digest the fact I messed up, and get back to focusing on doing better.

4 comments:

  1. Live and learn, Shane. All in all, you are really doing well with the calorie counting. And by putting the "big boy pants" back on, I'm sure today will all go according to plan! ;-)

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  2. Ya - one of my fave sayings is, "okay, elizabeth - pull up your big girl panties, take a big girl pill and get over it!" You're doing just that, Shane. I'm proud of you - hope you have a fab Saturday full of better choices. It's hard, friend. I know. I'm hugging you from afar. -e.

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  3. Yep...moving forward is the best thing you can do. Totally. Good for you!

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  4. As Walt Disney is quoted saying on Meet the Robinson's "Keep Moving Forward" I love that and all things Disney!

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