It is so difficult still to see everyone ordering take out at lunch almost every day. I have to say I definitely think about all the options for what I could order but can never rationalize the calories with myself so I haven’t indulged. It’s been about a month since I ordered out- at work or at home!! That is a pretty darn big accomplishment.
So this morning the scale said 213.4… No movement. I think one reason for that is that yesterday I indulged in chips and ice cream. Although my calories were around 1500 for the day, alot of the food was salty or sugary. I felt so bloated yesterday and still so this morning. It’s the first time I’ve eaten food like that in weeks and it didn’t go over well. I just didn’t feel as well as I have been and I know it was the salt and sugar. Carbs really bloat me up. I know I didn’t eat enough to gain any weight but I do know that to keep losing at a nice pace I need to keep my calories under 1400 and avoid all that salt and sugar. Whenever I go closer to 1500 the scale seems to stop moving.
So far today-
1/4 apple cinnamon whole grain muffin- 40
1 hard boiled egg- 80
protein drink- 165
1 cup broccoli-40
protein drink- 180
snack-? apple maybe, not hungry
dinner- meatloaf, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, green beans (need to calculate) 500
grapes or popcorn also probably for dessert with my hot tea
Stay on track. One day at a time. I know it will get easier. I think I will have to start making some fresh fruit/green smoothies for breakfast so I don’t tire out of the slimfast. This morning I wasn’t really feeling it.
I also wish that I could eat like a 1/2 sandwich for lunch or some type of 200- 250 calorie lunch. Unfortunately, as of now I still don’t trust myself to be able to start eating and then TO STOP EATING. The smoothie is easy for me to control my calories. I need to look up ideas for healthy lunches and see if I can incorporate… maybe next week with another week under my belt with control. This overeating that I am fighting is an addiction and it’s so difficult because YOU HAVE TO EAT. Its not like where an alcoholic can just abstain. So for me I’m going to stick with my smoothie until I feel a bit stronger, especially after yesterdays snack attack.
Hope you are having a great day.
One day at a time!