Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Update #3

So, less than two weeks after I last weighed in at 217, I was at the store and decided to do it again. I usually wait for a month between weigh-ins, but I figured 'what the heck'.
Oh no! 219! How did I manage to gain 2 pounds? 
Well, I'll tell you.
Between the weigh-ins, DH decided he wanted my Beans and Ham soup for dinner. Of course, that takes ham. So, we had two days of ham dinners before I made the beans and ham soup. The soup lasted 3 nights. 
I didn't know what the calorie count was for the soup (or the ham, for that matter), and having a very stressful week, I was not doing portion control. Now, you know where the 2 pounds came from.
When I finally got on the internet, I tried to find a recipe online that was closest to my recipe, and that also included a calorie count.
The closest I could find - 370 calories in 1 1/2 cups!
I know I had about 3 times that in my bowl - maybe even more.
That's the end of beans and ham for dinner. 
At least, for a while.
And I'll be doing much better in portion control when I do make it again.
Was all this a disappointment? 
Of course it was.
Did I fall off my program?
No. I don't see it that way. I see it as a human trait to falter once in a while.
Can I recover from it?
Yes. I can.
Will I be stupid next time?
Hope not.

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