Thursday, December 20, 2012
I have learned a few things about myself on this adventure of changing my life style. I learned that I have to plan. I now look at each day as having 1200 to 1500 calories. I think of it as having 1200 to 1500 dollars a day and how I am going to spend them. I have been planning my next day's meals the night before and checking the calories a head of time. I also plan my exercise strategy the night before. It makes my eating so much better. I plan snacks and I plan on eating every few hours to keep my metabolism stoked. I also have been using the recipes more. Today I was asked to go to a breakfast with a friend's daughter. There were so many high calorie foods and I avoided them and went to the fruit, granola, orange juice and 1/4 of a waffle. I did so good, at least that is what I thought, I got home and put the food in my tracker and found that I spent 750 of my daily "dollars". Normally I would get frustrated and say oh well, I 've already blown it today. NOT today, instead I went to the recipes and found some "cheaper" recipes and made those. I ended up staying in my range and saving a few, "dollars" (otherwise known as calories).