So yesterday, I got home and had a little inner dialogue with myself which I will share with you now.
Inner Demon: "Self, you know you don't want to run today. You've exercised every single day since last Wednesday. You can take a day off."
Me: "Hmmm...maybe you're right. I'm really not feeling it today."
Inner Demon: "Maybe just a short one?"
Me: "Alright...just a short one."
Do you see the NSV? Even my inner demon isn't quite as evil as before! He's at least willing to negotiate. Last month, the inner demon was sabotaging me at every turn ("Sure, there are no calories in Christmas cookies!" or "Exercise? And miss The Grinch on TV? Are you crazy?!?!") While I really wasn't feeling doing a run, I did a "quick" 2 mile jaunt in 26:33. Not too shabby, especially since the alternative was doing nothing. How'd the rest of the day go?
No Soda: Check
No Fast Food: No check. We had Subway for dinner (it's better than a burger and fries)
Calories: Check. Still below allotted range even with the Subway and a cookie for dessert.
So what's my tracking issue? I've said before how I think I sometimes overestimate my caloric intake because homemade stuff is difficult to get the nutritional value on but I discovered another problem yesterday. Before I left work, I tracked out my subway dinner to see what I could get and still be under my calories for the day. Nothing like planning ahead. So I figured I could have a sandwich, a few chips (not a whole serving) and a cookie and be alright. Well, I ended up taking the top half of the bread off immediately. I ate the first half the sandwich and then got stuck. The next 3 bites came back up. Then another 2 bites later in the meal. I ended up not even touching the last quarter of the sandwich at all. I had a few chips (stuck to that) and a cookie. How do you track 3/4 of a 6 inch sub with no top bun and 5 bites that came back up? I have no idea. So I didn't try. I stuck to my calories as if I had eaten the whole thing. Also, as a side note, I didn't feel any guilt at all about the cookie because it was planned and within my calorie restrictions for the day.
We'll see how this weekend goes. I have a birthday party Saturday night where I'm sure there will be lots of finger food. I'll try to avoid it, maybe have dinner before I go. Otherwise, it looks to be a pretty boring weekend. Maybe I'll be able to catch up on a bit of sleep. Hope y'all had a great week and exciting weekend ahead of you. Now, for a Friday Funny...