Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This morning, it occured to me that, despite anyting else, every work day since I "went back" to eating healthy after my move (about three weeks) I have brought my lunch and made my breakfast. There have been days when I have eaten crap and gone crazy in the evening, but it occured to me that HALF the battle is bringing lunch and breakfast from home. So I'm doing pretty good.
Monday I did a sh*t job (ate soooooooo much crap), yesterday was GREAT, today will be EVEN BETTER, I can feel it!!
It's ridiculous, but part of this positive thinking is that I finally did my physical therapy last night and I feel stupidly proud of myself.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I did it! I stayed in my range AND only had 54 cals of sweets. I resisted soooooooo much yesterday, I need to list when I DIDN'T eat for my own pride:
Steak and Shake
I cleaned out both my parents' fridges, so now I have a better idea of what's available to me (tons of burgers, tons of forzen veggies, tons of out-dated food).
Today, it looks like the Chinese food restaurant my friend is taking me to has "healthy" options. Wish me luck (I love crab ragoon).
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I was at the grocery shopping for hamburger buns for my family. EVERY SINGLE type of bun had HFCS in it. WTF??? I was almost to the point of tears (not kidding) as I combed the store for every kind of bun. I am not kidding, even the ones that say "healthy, etc etc." I mean, I even gave up on whole wheat and just looked for a kind w/o HFCS. NONE. I finally found some club rolls in the bakery that I could use instead.
I'm writing a letter. This is ridiculous; I live in Chicago, for heavens sake!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
After last night, it really just looks to me like I get hungry weirdly now. As a snack, I ate my (healthy) cheese and wheat crackers, then right away I attacked the pizza that I had earlier turned down (I should have just made more c&c, but that seemed like too much work).
Of course, I should have ignored the WHITE french bread at the italian restaurant--I even ate a plum before dinner to off-set wanting to eat the bread--but it didn't stop me (I was praying futilly before dinner, "Please don't bring us bread."). What good does it do to order the salmon if I eat bread anyway?
So I think what I have to do is rather than panic over calories, just make sure to eat healthy and keep away from the sweets. Sweets, even 100 cal packs, add EMPTY calories that I could use to eat "real" food, and thus be less hungry (ie, attack less pizza). I have to keep in mind the Whole Foods snacks that I bought are there to save me.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Well, I have not been doing so well about staying in my calorie range. However, I am trying to track everything and I am watching what I eat for health and calories. And I must be doings something right, since I've lost about 1.5-2 lbs since getting back on track. I am slowly easing myself back into "normal" eating habits (anyway, eventually, I won't track calories and just eating healthy will be enough).
Still having trouble staying away from the sweets--trying to trade that for savory (at least it won't be sugar).
Get An Email Alert Each Time NOPLACELIKENOLA Posts