Splurging isn’t always worth it


Maybe one of these days I’ll learn but knowing me, probably not.  Yesterday I wrote a post called Taco Bell is disgusting.  It reminded me of my post on my old blog titled 5 Guys hamburger, Heaven or Hell?  (I keep forgetting I renamed my kids in my old blog, lol)

(Click here for a review from the blogger that took this pic.  I know how he felt!)

5 Guys Hamburger, Heaven or Hell?

Heaven, definitely. Mmmm. For about 5 minutes. That would be the 5 minutes that I was eating it. Then hell hit. That would be the cramps I got when my newly healthy (ummm, getting there) body decided to reject the bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions. I knew, even while driving to Five Guys, that I would be headed to AnyTime Fitness later. I guess it was a good thing that I only had 2 egg whites for breakfast. I burned those 17 calories driving to and from the restaurant hauling 2 small kidlets.

Of course I ran into Douglas at the gym, later. And, yes, I was honest and told on myself. He asked if it was worth it. Mostly no, it was not. But it was somewhat worth it, in a tiny way. I definitely won’t be splurging like that again. It’s kind of like when your parents tell you not to stick you finger in the light socket. You have to do it just to see what REALLY happens. Well, Douglas was right. It made my body feel gross inside. There is no way I’m cheating like that again. I don’t care if I’m starving and there’s only a bowl of cheesy pasta, or a greasy hamburger, or giant piece of cheesy pizza. At least until June 15th when the Sexy by Summer contest is over. Even then, I really don’t think I’ll go back to eating as bad as I did before I was introduced to The Dreaded Meal Plan. Who knew it would actually feel good to eat healthier?

To work off my 640 (ACK!) calorie lunch, I spent 10 minutes on the stair master burning 66 calories (I think that may have taken care of the bacon, or not.) I moved to the ellipticals which I love oh so much (NOT!) for all of 3 minutes taking care of the piece of cheese and onions (28 calories, maybe). I spent 40 minutes on the bike and burned half (209) of the calories from the hamburger and bun. Ok, not really. All of that took care of less than half of my splurge. Even with my two 20 minute jogs before and after lunch, I was unable to burn more calories than I ate. Seriously? Seriously. After the gym, thankfully Carson talked me into playing Wii tennis and boxing, baseball, and golf. I think that helped me break even for the day.

Nope, not worth it at all. Sorry to me, because that’s who it hurt. I let myself down. I let my wonderful trainer down. It really sucks seeing the disappointment in someone’s eyes when you’ve done something you shouldn’t have. I felt like I needed to go in time-out.

Lesson learned, time to move on. Remember- tomorrow’s a new day (I’ll spare you the sunny “Tomorrow” song again).

This is what I went through yesterday (and last week when I ate Wendy’s) and I’m still paying for it today.  I think I will continue to discover which foods my body will allow and which ones it won’t.  If it ever rejects pizza we’re gonna have us a big knock down drag out- just sayin’.

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5 thoughts on “Splurging isn’t always worth it

  1. It happens. The other day I ate Chik-fil-A for lunch as a treat and then later I actually allowed myself to stop at Mcdonald’s for dinner because I was not feeling well and cooking was not what I wanted to do at 7pm when J got out of dance. Normally, I am totally and philosophically against McDonald’s and haven’t eaten there in more than 6 months…but I it was one of those days where I either throw hamburgers at the kids in the car or let them starve and rummage for dry rice in the panty while I flopped on the couch. I felt bad for like 3 minutes then said “oh well, I will just pick u where I left off tomorrow.” It’s okay to have those days every once in a while as long as they are rare….. but don’t let it make you feel like you’ve failed or let your trainer guilt you into feeling bad about it. It’s that feeling of failure and guilt that used to make me just jump elbow deep in donuts to console myself over “cheating”….then throw my hands up and say “it’s not possible” as I found myself elbow deep in chocolate to console myself over the donuts the next day…and so on.

    You did the right thing. You ate it , you worked out, you felt bad physically and then you fixed it the next time by making a better choice. But I agree, it does make you feel like doo doo when you haven’t had it in a while.

    • Thanks mama! I learned even spaghetti made me feel like crap this morning. But I was up, drinking water and headed to dance class anyway! Doo doo happens and I can’t let it bring me down anymore. LOL

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  3. My IBS gets really bad if I splurge, so not only do I get lathargic and feel icky but I get sick. So I think there is one good thing about having IBS, it’s easier to stay away from greasy foods!

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