FringyLiz's Journal, 19 April 2014

Went very off-plan yesterday, but emergencies happen. At least I stayed within my calorie limit.

I went out to play board games with my best friend, then we were going to a play. Had a diet coke at the pub, and a breakfast shake in my purse for in between. I would have been getting home from the play around the time of my normal dinner.

My friend fell down the stairs on our way out of the pub (she had tea, her feet just slipped), and then lost consciousness. So instead of a 2 hour play followed by dinner, it was a 6 hour ER visit. She's fine, it was a blood pressure drop due to all the blood rushing to her bruised posterior, but we couldn't be sure she hadn't hit her head, and you don't take chances with stuff like that, you get checked. I do NOT regret a second of the time I spent there with her.

But the only food I had access to at the time was a vending machine of chips and chocolate bars, and no real water supply. So dinner was a snickers bar, and I chugged 2 of my daily 3 liters of water when I got home. Not the best way of hydrating, but better than nothing. And I was also too tired to do my planned exercise once I got home.

So there's two ways of looking at this. I can beat myself up for not planning better for emergencies, and start walking around with a day's worth of healthy food so I don't resort to a snickers bar. Or I can notice I still lost a pound, still stayed in my calorie limit, and congratulate myself on prioritizing my friend above my weight loss without a second thought.

This is going to be a long road to a healthier me. I can't obsess and let the journey grow out of proportion. Instead, I'm going to know that even when I can't stay exactly on plan, if the bulk of my time is spent getting a little more active, and feeding myself well, then the occasional curve won't completely sabotage me.
192.0 lb Lost so far: 10.0 lb.    Still to go: 42.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 19 April 2014:
508 kcal Fat: 6.00g | Prot: 50.00g | Carb: 61.50g.   Breakfast: Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials No Sugar Added - Rich Milk Chocolate (Bottle), Red Rain Diet Red Rain. Lunch: Maple Leaf Natural Selections Protinis - Oven Roasted Chicken + Cranberry, Red Rain Diet Red Rain. Dinner: Yoplait Source 0% Yogurt - Raspberry. Snacks/Other: Tap Water. more...
on diet FringyLiz's own diet   losing 7.0 lb a week


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