Monday, September 7, 2009

More missteps

So yesterday? It was not stellar food wise. Or anything wise, actually. I was doing fine in the morning and then at some point, I just snapped and finished the rest of the Sam's Club sized tub-o-hummus. I can take a small bit of solace in saying that at least it wasn't something unhealthy, but still it was too much. Then I felt it gave me license to do whatever at my picnic in the evening. To be honest, I didn't do anything too regrettable there until I took home about 2 cups of potato salad and promptly devoured them at home. Not what I should have done.

The good news is that I don't think I gained much weight as a result of my mis-steps. The scale was up only 0.4 pounds and I think I'd be hardpressed to call that statistically significant -- could be salt, etc. However, I am sure it did sabotage losing weight. I'd be lucky if I stayed even yesterday, but definitely I didn't lose any weight.

All this pointed out a problem I need to fix: fatalistic thinking. When I make mistakes, I should not say "Oh I have ruined my plan for today -- time for a free for all!" Honestly I could have recovered from yesterday had I wanted to. I had plenty of activity points left, even though I don't like to eat through ALL of them. I should obviously strive not to make mistakes, but when I do I should not completely derail everything else.

Oh, and I did not go to the gym yesterday. I feel ok with that, but today I am going to get back on the gym bandwagon. Tomorrow is my weigh in day, so we will see what happens. I am anticipating a good number for the week.

1 comment:

  1. Take it from a pro, fatalistic thinking is really common. I wonder if it has anything to do with being a prefectionist?


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