Friday, January 25, 2013

Bananas are necessary and brownies are evil.

Today was a fail. I choose to laugh and say "That was so stupid!" and get back on track IMMEDIETLY. It's not about failing. It's about wallowing in your failure and consuming untold more calories in the name of failure before you begin again. No.

I normally eat the same thing for breakfast every single morning. Organic cereal with milk, walnuts and a banana. Lo and behold, this morning we were out of bananas! Running to the store was more trouble than I wanted to do because my daughter doesn't want me to go without her and I didn't want to deal with the 20 minutes it takes for her to get ready. And I remembered that I had leftover chicken enchiladas in the fridge! That was me not starting the day on the right foot.

Then, for whatever reason, I told myself that it was ok for me to not count calories today (lie) and that we were going to have family movie night (good) and eat french fries and battered chicken strips! (not good)

THEN someone gave me brownie mix---------------------that was about 4 months old. And what did I do? I made them and ate it, joking about it the whole while.

Well, guess what. It isn't funny. It is stupid.

We lie to ourselves and say that a day "off the plan" will be fun and fulfilling. So, we give it to ourselves. And then we feel anything but fulfilled.

I bought me a banana for tomorrow. I want to be fulfilled. :)


  1. Today is that new day! And I hope you enjoy your cereal this morning.

  2. This reminds me of the adage Trust God and Buy Broccoli." I have a food plan to stick to. It works for me - when I stick to it. It helps if I make sure the food on my plan is home with me. :-)

    I do the morning banana but I alternate with another fruit a couple of times a week so if the day comes when bananas are not available I will have another fruit choice. Blueberries, apples and papaya have all been good choices for me.

  3. I have been there SO. MANY. TIMES. We do we do that to ourselves?! It is dumb and we deserve to be taken seriously. I know you want better for yourself, make it happen.

  4. I love your mentality of moving on and starting the new day fresh. It's how I go about when I have a temporary setback. You are SPOT on about not letting it become a downward spiral.

    Love love love bananas :)

    Have a great week!

  5. Yes it is so easy to cave in, but now that is behind you and thank goodness it was only one day. Maybe from now on when you go for something the first question should be WHY do I want that? It is something that I am trying to do for me. Might be silly, but for right now it is working.

    Hope today is much better

  6. Today is a new day! You may have made some mistakes, but you chose not to stay there. That is the important thing. To paraphrase Dave Ramsey, "Pay your stupid tax and move on!"

    Here's to better choices!


  7. One bad day does not a bad week make....thats a rule I try to live by.