Tuesday, July 5, 2011

On a bender!

So the question is how many times can you hit the reset button?  I know I have an unhealthy relationship with food.  I have been working on it.  I can control it at home and at work.  I have the occasional slip up at a party or function but I can make up for it when I go back home and hit the reset button. 

Camping that is another story. 

  • Friday I just ate too much of good foods (okay and some bad!)
  • Saturday I again had bigger portions but more process food and junk
  • Sunday I ate better till the afternoon when I split a king size snickers ice cream bar then had a candy bar at 11pm and I may of ate my weight in peanuts
  • Monday I had a tapeworm.  OMG I was so hungry
  • Today I planned to be better and I was till it was so hot out and I was late going home – Somehow I ended up in the KFC drive thru – but I got grilled chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy and potato wedges (like the comedic use of the word “but”). 

I have myself to blame I am not stopping myself as I load the food in my mouth, I am not drinking enough water and I am the one buying the crap that’s in our camper.

Here is the thing. I don’t feel bad.  You know what, nobody is squeaky clean every day.  FB showed my trainer totally blitzed – how many empty calories in one beer?  It was hot I was hungry so split the snickers the last time I had one was in high school (mid 90s)  I don’t remember the last time I had mashed potatoes and gravy.  I have gone many of camping trips without a s’mores

There are many times that I do give up and go past foods I want for the sake of “being healthy and losing weight” But all those that have succeed on their journey will tell you that even now an then you can get stuck in the mud.  So I am in the mud pit but I am pushing thru. ..I hope to still have this attitude on Thursday at weight in (yes my weigh day changed again ..long story). 

Despite my eating I ran roughly 3.4-3.5 miles both Saturday and Sunday, today I went to a bootcamp session called Fireworks and barf (enough said).

I have a few weeks before we camp again – I hope to make a better game plan.  I do eat a lot of peanuts and pistachios while camping. I figure having to shell them delays the amount I eat and they have to be way better then chips!!  I will work to undo any damage I may of caused this week and get ready for this weekends race (and my daughters 2nd bday party). 

So do you have a place or event that you know is your Achilles' heel?


Anonymous said...

You know...I'd say mine is my days off at home when I have nothing planned. When I'm bored and alone is when I binge and eat bad. It sucks, but usually nothing a trip to the gym or a nice walk on the beach can't fix.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Oh yes... I wrote about mine recently - the lake house. And, you can hit the reset button as often as you need:)

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

Car trips kill me! I seem to only want junk when in the car....

That reset button really comes in handy sometimes!

Amy @ Findingfitme said...

My Achilles' heel is my parents house. Which happens to be where I am and have been since Sat. It full of stuff to pig out on, its quiet and in middle of nowhere and let's not forget, includes "loving" comments from the parents. It hasn't been pretty.

Sharon said...

Hi Kristen, Just found your blog from Ellen's Moving Mountains challenge. I've read a few of your posts and LOVE the picture of you in your header.

I just wrote about hitting my "reset" button after a particularly frustrating first six months of 2011.

My Achilles' heel seems to be any situation where I feel I have no choice or are backed into a corner. The feeling of choices put upon me makes me angry and I tend to work out that anger by eating. Good news is, I've come a long way in identifying this tendency and learning measures to stop it before it gets out of hand.

Am going to enjoy reading your blog and getting to know you better.!

Liv said...

Just found your blog and enjoying catching up...look forward to more posts! Birthday parties are my Achilles Heel...birthday cake does it everytime!

Have you seen the show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition? It's on Monday nights on ABC at 10pm/9c. Anyway, your post made me think about the episode on Monday...the guy on the show was driving down the street, just pointing out temptations ie, drive thru after drive thru...But it's a really inspiring and powerful show, check it out if you haven't seen it!

Look forward to reading more!