Today was a wild ride. I had to make a trip to Montgomery today to work on an AC unit that had frozen up. I was instructed to work on several other items while I waited for the unit to thaw out. I wished it was as simple as that.
Going out of town takes me out of my comfort zone as far as my dieting goes. Normally I can do better if I stay within a routine but with me going out of town it threw my routine out the window. For breakfast I normally have a bowl of cereal with fat free milk. Today we stopped at Chick Fil A. I ordered a number 4 which was a spicy chicken biscuit with hash rounds and a medium coke. I wished I had done better. For lunch I normally fix a salad at the salad bar in our dining center. Today we went to Baumhowers. I had one pound of of hot chicken wings with french fries. I wished now I had done better. It wasn’t until I got home when I got back on track. I had a baked pork chop with mac and cheese. As you can see and has been noted earlier that my willpower is no good. The silver lining to this is I did get back on track and didn’t continue to spiral downhill. Another plus for me is that I didn’t have any sweets and I did get to get on my treadmill tonight and I did 2.25 miles at 3.2 mph.
One thing I have learned over the years of “dieting” is never to give up. You may have bad days occasionally but don’t let it continue. In the past I have made the statement after a meal that I have just botched that I might as well continue and start back on my “diet” again tomorrow. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to wait until the next day, you can get back on track your very next meal. Another fault that I have is that sometimes I think that it’s ok to eat whatever I want to eat as long as I do some exercise later that evening. I know it’s wrong to think that and I’ve got to stop letting that thought enter my head.
There are other things I’ve learned over the years when it comes to my diabetes but I’ll save that for another story.
“Life Goes On!”