I had an epiphany last night. I am currently back in "diet" mode as opposed to "lifestyle change" mentality.
I know this because last night at 8:45 p.m. I entered my dinner calories into My Fitness Pal and the tracker showed I had 298 calories remaining for the day. I instantly went on a quest to figure out what I could consume for those calories. This was like a late night Christmas present! Leftover Calories! WOOHOO!
A 4 oz. glass of Bailey's Irish Creme on ice is 388 calories, which would put me over by 90 calories. BOO!
But wait!!!! Even though I didn't officially "exercise", I did walk briskly to and from the parking lot at work accounting for at least 10 minutes. That calculated out to 102 calories. Once I entered that in the tracker I was back under by 12 calories. WOOHOO!
Then a friend pointed out it was well past the 8:00 p.m. cutoff I normally adhere to and that maybe it's not cool "needing to fill your calorie count" for the day. Point well taken. BOO!
I didn't drink the Baileys, had a glass of water instead, left the 298 calories on the table (so to speak) and woke up this morning incredibly happy with the scale. WOOHOO!
In a true healthy lifestyle, I think some days you are over a smidgen, many days you are under a bit, and always mindful of maintaining balance without being a freak about it. I mean, that's what I "think" normal is like anyway. Anyone "normal" want to chime in here? ;-)