Monday, March 07, 2011
Over the weekend I was really feeling the cravings coming on. I think this had a lot to do with the abrupt change in my diet. No peanut butter nor piece of fruit I ate would overcome the cravings, and thus I caved in. I ordered takeout Chinese. While I didn't order the usual amount of food I've ordered in the past (2 entrees plus 2 appetizers), I did order tempura shrimp and 2 fried spring rolls with egg drop soup. I don't believe the egg drop soup was horrible for me, and the spring rolls themselves are around 120 cal each. The shrimp tempura, however, was a bad decision and made me go over my calorie intake on Sunday.
I felt guilty immediately after eating it. It also didn't satisfy my hunger and within a couple of hours I was feeling the "pains of hunger" again. I also didn't get to exercise over the weekend like I wanted. I must resist these cravings and make time and effort for my exercise if I can going to achieve my goal of losing 7 lbs by the end of March.
One positive is that I packed my snacks/lunch for work today - yogurt, vegetable spaghetti, a banana, a kashi bar, and a pb&j sandwich. I have been eating throughout the day and hope this helps keep the hunger and cravings at bay. I'm hoping the spaghetti for lunch and pb&j this afternoon also gets me some additional energy during my workout this afternoon.