Ups and downs of a beginner...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Well, I've overloaded on carbs the last two days....relying way too heavily on pasta-based meals (my go-to comfort meal). Despite this, I've stayed to appropriate portion sizes and have been WAY more conscious of what I eat during the day. Today, I said "I'm going to have either one of those cookies or a cup of coffee, but not both", chose the cup of coffee, and stuck with that choice. I also came to the realization that I use about 150 calories a day on coffee/coffee creamer. I've tried other alternatives to the creamer, but they just don't taste good to me so I have to come to a hard decision about my daily vice. Honestly, only two weeks in, I already feel more energized during the day and haven't really been craving/needing the coffee like I did before. I'm going to try to cut out at least one cup a day for now (I usually have two "doses" - one in the AM and one after lunch, but each cup is actually 16 oz).
Goals for tomorrow:
1. Hold off on coffee until after lunch, drink water during the morning.
2. Plan meals for the next two weeks and make a grocery list.
3. 2-mile walk