Monday, November 02, 2009
Because my friends provided most of the food for our weekend together at the cabin, I did not eat the way I usually eat. I brought salad, so I had at least one salad a day but we didn't have any other plain vegetables....and I missed them. We had a pancake breakfast and a french toast breakfast - both of which I haven't had since I started my healthier eating plan. We had chili for one dinner and "smokies" (sausages in BBQ sauce" for the other dinner. Lunches were ham sandwiches and leftover chili. This is much heavier than I usually eat. Normally I would have been worried and probably obsessed about the "bad" food and not enjoyed myself as thoroughly as I could have, but this weekend was different. I thought about the situation and decided that since I had calorie laden food to eat, I needed to eat smaller portions...so that's what I did. I had one cup of chili instead of 2. I had never eaten the smokies before so I had about 2 oz of them (6 small sausages) which after I tracked them found out that was exactly 1 serving. I didn't eat the snacks I usually eat between meals, because honestly, I didn't feel hungry. (what a concept!)
After tracking, I found out that my calorie count was at the high end for 2 of the 3 days and 500 calories over 1 of the days. I wondered how my Monday weigh in would be, but I didn't obsess. Well, I just weighed and my weight is exactly the same as the last time. Wow. I can eat a reasonable amount of food even in an unusual circumstance. That is a really empowering feeling. I do not have to overeat. I can eat reasonably. I am really changing my attitudes as well as my lifestyle.