Day 61: Off plan

Day 60

Is it terrible that I can’t really remember what I did yesterday? I know I got my workout in, and my tracker says I hit my step goal and stayed within my calorie range for the day, but I seem to be drawing a blank on the rest so…

Final step count: 15,266

Day 61

I went out to lunch with a friend today, and despite my attempts at keeping my meal within a reasonable calorie total, I went over. Tuesdays are our weekly dinner with friends, so I knew lunch would likely push me over my calorie range. I did the math, and I figured that if I gave myself the ok for a second high-calorie day, I could still average less than 1,800 calories a day for the week.

The problem is, I overdid it. I ate almost 2,500 calories. Granted, I can still stay within my weekly average if I stay under 1,600 calories tomorrow, but I don’t want to fall into the trap of “borrowing” calories to overeat. I’ve been down that road before and it’s never worked out well for me.

That being said, it’s too late now, the calories have been eaten. I can’t change the choices I already made, but I can make better ones tomorrow. Weight loss, and weight gain, is just the result of all the little choices we make each day over a period of time. One bad day isn’t going to ruin the progress I’ve made as long as I don’t allow it to become the first of many.

Current step total: 17,451

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