Tuesday, July 28, 2009

So Much For The Domino Effect

Bad, bad, bad calorie day. I can't believe I let myself get so out of hand. I didn't even keep count... it was that bad. I did, however, work out today. I was happy with the workout. It takes a whole lot more to get my heart rate to stay up where it needs to be these days. It makes me feel like I am doing something good for my overall health; even if I'm blowing my calories completely out of the water.

So tomorrow's a new day and another chance to do what I know is the right thing. And that is to be honest about how many calories I am consuming. My biggest excuse is that I don't know how many calories a particular item contains. I know that with some extra time and a little more forethought, I can keep my calories within a specified amount. This is going to be one of the hardest things for me to do. But I will get there, I know I will. I want this. I will do this. Tomorrow is a new day.

Thanks for reading,


  1. You can do this my friend. Heck, you're doing it!
    I'm so very happy for you, very happy. Overjoyed really!

    Love you and my best always

  2. Hi Rachel!
    Your starting a great journey and I'm excited for you! I use sparkpeople.com to track my calories. Its easy and free. I like it. I'm looking forward to checking in with you!

  3. You are doing well.....it is just one day....you can turn it round
    I look forward to following your journey


  4. It does get easier to track what you are eating, part of that is knowing where to get information and remembering to record it. It becomes habit eventually!

    Fantastic progress on the exercise, though - keep up the good work!

  5. We all have days like that! The trick is to pick yourself up and keep going :)

  6. Rachel my friend,

    How are you doing? How are the workouts? Listen, don't you allow anything to discourage you. Think about how long I've been at this. You think one bad day makes a bit of a difference in the long run? No. But if you allow that one bad day to turn into six more months of bad days---then yes, it can be a major difference.
    Labels, internet, books---the calorie information is out there for the taking. Take it, and don't force yourself to study the stuff---You'll develop your calorie counting internal database naturally along the way.
    I hope you're doing fine my friend. I imagine you are. But if you're feeling discouraged and upset---write about it---then call me and we can talk about it---or heck---drive yourself up here and we'll talk about it face to face!
    My best to you friend, and give Neil my best---and those kids, you've got some good ones there...Tell them I said hi!

    love you all,