Friday, February 01, 2013
This is one of those rare days that I decided to throw caution to the wind I guess. After going to the Doctor and being told I had dropped two more pounds in just two weeks, I went Grocery Shopping with my Husband. This was our "Stock-up" trip to Costco for two months, which is always hard anyway, even with a list and a plan. Being middle of the day of course, all the "Sampling Booths" were up, and though we were pretty selective with what and how much we tried, we still managed to take in plenty. I had preplanned to count up and track what I sampled and use it for my Lunch and snack since we were there for almost 3 hours trying to get all the things we needed and compare prices, nutrition on food products and just find all of our list of things to get. Then, because when we finished it was dinner time, my DH decided we needed to stop for dinner! I ended up giving in to a large piece of pizza that I swear had my name on it. When I got home, I decided if I really wanted to make headway with this change in my way of eating I had to record "everything" I had eaten, and so I did. Much to my surprise, though it was far from my healthiest day of eating, it was not over my daily Calories and in fact, I meet all my nutritional goals except protein, and was only slightly over for the first time in fat. So what did I get out of this? Well for one thing, I probably need to be sure I have eaten a good lunch before going to any store with samples, so I am less tempted to even try the samples. Also, even though I did try the samples, I tracked everything which definitely stopped me from trying more samples and less nutritious samples. Third, having the piece of pizza did satisfy a "craving" I have had lately, but I realized as I ate it, there was a lot more I could have eaten that would have tasted just as good, had better nutritional value and been less calories that were sort of "empty"! So my plan for tomorrow is a little more time exercising, eating more nutritious and better sources of protein and carbohydrates and less fat, and to continue to follow the road to my goals.