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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Not So Good Eating Day

Hi everyone!
How are you doing today?
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments yesterday on all that awesome food I cooked up.
I almost wasn't going to post tonight because I felt guilty about how I ate today. But then I thought, well, this is what really happened, so, instead, I thought I'd share.
There were a couple things I felt that led up to the "binge" today. That word would be an accurate description and I'm not afraid to use "binge". When you overeat past full on foods that are not healthy for you...that's what a binge is.
The first problem actually occurred yesterday. When I was at Wal Mart a few nights ago, I picked up several grapefruit that were bad. So, I couldn't eat any of them yesterday, and today.
When Sunshine Mama can't have her beloved grapefruit on her "Operation Grapefruit Oatmeal Challenge", that is not a good thing. And since I'm so hard headed and cheap, I was determined to keep the "Bad" grapefruit and get my money back from Walmart...some time soon? Well, I finally did pick up a replacement supply of grapefruit tonight, but not before the overeating occurred. I still have the old grapefruit. And I haven't thrown it away. I mean it's probably $6 total lost, but a part of me just hates the injustice of getting bad food and then just eating the cost. Ok...I didn't plan that pun.
So...I know it's hard to believe, but I had really bad cereal and milk cravings shortly before my mid-afternoon snack. Why didn't I just have my snack? Eating a bowl of cereal just leads to immoderation for me.
Well, the second problem that I spoke of had to do with "feeling" some emotions about some things that were going on today. Not just one thing...but a few things. So, because of that I decided that "By Golly, I was going to have a bowl of cereal!" which of course to led to many more and to other sweets and treats that I shouldn't eat.
I did not work out tonight, but the one good thing that I did think through all of this is this...Up until today...I have spent seven straight days without being on sugar. That's really good.
I just need to hit the ground running again tomorrow. I still have three good days of the week left to turn things around. Then, I get to work through the challenge of making it through Mother's Day weekend unscathed. Ha, Ha! You know what I mean. My husband wants to take me out to eat Saturday night for Mother's Day. This, of course, is in addition to all the other hoopla that goes on for Mother's Day at our house.
My biggest struggle right now is trying not to request chocolate (really yummy chocolate from this place in town) for Mother's Day. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I had just one piece. Yes, they sell their chocolate by the piece. It's that good.
The other good thing I thought about is that one bad day does not determine the outcome of how much weight I will gain during this pregnancy. My pregnancy is made up of many days. I have plenty of opportunities to redeem my actions from today.
I've decided to leave you all with this picture of where our four younger children decided to eat their lunch today. On chairs with their feet on chairs opposite them.
Well, I hope you're all doing well. Don't worry I'll be back to cooking up some healthy recipes before you know it. And, yes, Dawn, you're invited over to eat anytime you want!
Have a good one!
Remember, you really are doing better than you think!
Sunshine Mama


  1. Your kids are looking older. I don't know why, but they do to me. And of course, as cute as ever. When my mom would mop the kitchen floor we used to line up the chairs and play "train."

    I'm choosing not to hear about the bad eating, with a lifestyle change - that is bound to happen! However, let's focus on the fact you cut out sugar for an entire week! Sunshine Mama that is HUGE. What an accomplishment! Do you ever stop and smell the roses? What I mean is, do you ever stop and think of where you were at a year ago? Or when you just ate whatever, how different your body is? It's now your tool! You are a machine lady and an awesome inspiration. You are like a pregnant solider = ) Keep up the great work and don't let those "off" days throw you. Don't even worry about them - just keep kicking butt and taking names! Woo hoo

  2. I won't tell you about the bad mistake I ate yesterday on the way home from the store but I am thinking it pretty much had to do with my migraine I woke up with. Lesson learned. You have a great attitude towards knowing that it isn't the end of the world when you have a bad day. I need to remember that.

  3. i had a slip up yesterday too!!! :( i had a few hershey kisses.... not NEARLY as bad as i usually am (used to be? maybe?) but i am really trying to focus. today i was tempted again but i resisted :) yay. hope you had a better day today too!

    after a few mishaps with walmart groceries... i don't shop there anymore. well, sometimes i will get "dry" stuff but never produce!!

  4. I like your last line - it applies to all of us! And you too are doing better than you think!

    I still have days where I eat way more than I should, but like you, I know that it's just one day and that won't ruin anything forever.

    You are doing fabulous! Take care of yourself.

  5. You are right, one bad day in the midst of weeks and months of good eating and exercising days does not an overweight person make.

    This is so good for me to remember. Even the thin, muscular, Sunshine Mama has a bad day.