Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Taking it one stair at a time. I haven't been perfect, I am finding that I have a hard time with keeping my diet in the 1200 calorie range but I am able to keep it within the 1500 calorie range.
This week is already posing challenges with long work days and difficulty sleeping due to some temporary pain. My low energy from the lack of sleep and long stressful work days always put me into the comfort food mode. This means I want the pizza, cookies, and ice cream rather then the organic split pea soup, fruit and low fat tuna on 1 piece of organic whole wheat bread that waits for me at lunch.
Today, I have had relative success with not tossing aside my healthy lunch for the comfort food I crave. Did I give in at all? Yes, I had chocolate covered pretzels as a snack that were not part of the plan. However, I didn't use the slip up as excuse to throw in the towel for the day as I often I would have in the past. You know that moment when you decide the day is ruined so you eat what you want then start fresh the next day. On my "Just Do It" plan there is no tomorrow; just today and making it happen moment by moment. I am relying on this mantra to keep me going and it worked for today.
I also headed to the gym for my lunch time workout despite the exhaustion I feel and the neck pain I have. - Just doing it!
One other success, I found a breakfast that is healthy and satisfies my cravings for the typical "muffin" I have gotten used too. Kashi 7 Grain waffles (2) with 1.5 tbsp of almond butter and 1 piece of fruit sliced on top (apple, berries, or a banana). The waffles are the best frozen waffles that I have had, they have the sweetness that I crave and they are nice and warm; they stay somewhat soft, which I like; and the fresh fruit and almond butter add the extra flavor and texture that really leaves you satisfied.
I am making the climb and look forward to reaching the top.