Friday, January 06, 2012
someone brought bagels in to work today. I knew this was going to happen yesterday so I decided that I would skip my normal breakfast and have half a bagel with just a little bit of reduced fat cream cheese. All went according to plan, and i was at about 225 calories to start the day. Not bad, until I walked past the room with the bagels again, and went and took another half of a half. So there was another 75 calories.
Got through the rest of the morning and had my salad and half ezekiel wrap with almond butter for lunch along with an apple and a clementine. A couple hours after lunch I had a banana for a snack. After that I walked past the space where they had put the leftover bagels, and for some inexplicable reason grabbed another half! I had finished it before I even knew what happened. After that I walked past a box of chocolates that someone was sharing and ate two of those.
So by the time I left work I had consumed almost 1100 calories, leaving me precious few left for dinner. I came home and turned on the Wii, and found a 30 minute aerobics workout. It was a tad on the boring side but it kept me busy for half an hour and I burned 175 calories! I was starting to feel like the day was not totally shot! For dinner I water sauteed half a bag of Dole spinach and made a little omelette with a small piece of ham for protein, and one whole egg plus another egg white. And I put just a teeny bit of sharp cheddar on there for a little kick.
I'm watching a movie now and enjoying some sparkling water. I ended the day at 1356 calories (my goal range is 1250-1600), and 55 grams of protein, which is exactly the low end of my goal. Even kept the total carbs to 200.
I am happy that I am in the habit of tracking my food throughout the day. In the past I would have just given the whole day up as a lost cause and eaten a pizza or big Mexican dinner when it still had potential to be a good day. I'm also proud of myself for making the right decisions for at least part of the day!