Friday, June 17, 2011
I Broke Last Night: Sugar Detox Fail Story
These are the cupcakes by Your Fondant Memories that made me break my sugar detox plans last night. I was really good Wednesday night and rescheduled my SideBern's review for Tampa's About. Then, as I drove to the networking event on Thursday night for Working Women of Tampa Bay I could feel rumbling in my tummy.
I thought I could cure my rumbles by grabbing a healthy choice so I stopped and got a protein bar. In hindsight I should have gotten an actual meal because it would have made me full and probably kept me focused on my sugar detox. Sadly, when I got to the WWOTB event the protein bar was apparently a snack bar and I was still hungry. Lesson #1 never go to an event hungry!
Needless to say all I could see was wine, cupcakes, pretzels, crackers and more stuff that is not on the sugar detox plan! My hands began to shake and I felt ill from not eating and before I knew it I was chowing down on a freaking cupcake! GASP!
Unfortunately this led to more bad behavior. Kicking myself for not sticking to my goal I had a glass of wine, another cupcake and a handful or crackers. GASP GASP GASP!!!
Reflecting on what had taken place on the way home I realized how stupid it was that breaking down led me to doing more dumb stuff. I should have just accepted I made a mistake and tried to let that hold me over until I could get a decent sugar free meal in me.Getting negative about the failure only made it worse. Lesson #2 One mistake doesn't give you a free pass to intentionally make more mistakes.
So, here we are on Friday and I'm trying to get over the fact that I had a slip up. Lesson #3 What's done is done, accept it and move on.
In the past screwing up like this would have led me to calling off any diet and calling off working out because hey I failed...might as well stop right?!? WRONG! Lesson #4 we are human...we all make mistakes
All I can do now is:
A. Restart the Sugar Detox from day 1
B. Accept I may screw up again and that if I do it's not the end of the world
C. Continue working towards a healthy lifestyle no matter what by eating as healthy as possible as often as possible and working out
D. All of the above
So...rather than looking at it as a fail, I'm looking at the fact I ate a cupcake as a hiccup on a very long road towards health! I am learning more with everyday that this truly HAS to be a LIFESTYLE change and not just a gimmick. Even if I don't do a sugar detox at all, I've got to focus on healthy living overall!
You may be wondering why I'm confessing publicly that I cheated on the detox at all...well...the whole point of telling people I was working towards good health was to hold myself accountable. Not telling the truth defeats the purpose. Plus, I am hoping that as I'm on this journey I will inspire others and hoping that if they had a cupcake it won't leave them feeling like they failed...
Until the next post...