Thursday, November 24, 2011

And now, my confession for the day.

Today, like most of the rest of the country, I ate too much.  But you know what?  It's once a year.  Also, I stayed within my maintenance mode calories that Lose It recommends, so I'm calling it a win.  That also gave me pause as I was logging all of the foods I was stuffing into my face...I consumed fewer calories today than I did on a normal day this time last year.  On a regular basis, I was consuming over 3,000 calories a day.  Per.  Day.  Today, I consumed just under 2600.  Now, 400 calories may not be a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but I was eating this much every day.  Now that makes me want to hurl just thinking about it! LOL

I accept that I ate a lot today.  But you know what?  Losing weight and getting healthy isn't about a diet.  It's about a lifestyle change.  And Thanksgiving is part of lifestyle.  Sure, I could sit in a corner with a Lean Cuisine or something, but what kind of life would that be?  Not one I'd willingly want any part of!  So yes, I gorged today.  But it's just today.  Tomorrow, I'm back to my calorie budget, back to my workouts, and back to my new lifestyle.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are right, Thanksgiving is part of life. One day isn't going to derail you. :)