I started with a Special K meal bar. (Not because I'm a fan of meal replacements, but because I had one and I didn't have another breakfast option.) After a couple of hours of talking to families about our job situation, I had a major headache. One of my co-workers was heading for a Sonic run. I had her pick up a cup of ice; I knew there was Pepsi in the cabinet. I took some pain meds. We had a birthday lunch for one of the girls. I went with a potato skin appetizer. Not my best choice.
My headache was not going away, and I stopped for a (second) Pepsi before returning to the office. Normally (previous "normal") I would drink 1-3 64 ounce Pepsi. Today I had one can (12 ounce) and one cup (32 ounce cup full of ice, so roughly another 12-16 ounces.) But I could see how I could easily slip back into the old habits.
Dinner at church. I'm not sure what the calorie count was. I just used my generic "potluck" for 450. That was probably an underestimate.
After the meeting at church, I had a quick trip to the ER. (My tweenage daughter had her first pimple---and it got infected. It looked awful, and I was afraid to wait until Monday. The doctor lanced it and cultured it.) While waiting for the prescription, we did a quick trip to Sonic for ice cream. That put me over on calories.
I'm reading a book called Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst. She talks about the idea of "imperfect progress". Here is a quote from her journal.
Progress. Just make progress. It's okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It's okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again--and again. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will come. And it will be good.
That was just what I needed to hear tonight. I am making imperfect progress.