Monday, February 18, 2013
Well, this is interesting and annoying. Today is the first day of my new meals on my new lifestyle AND I'm already starving. I just woke up at 2pm (I have sleep issues which I'm hoping this new lifestyle will fix) and I ate breakfast. In an effort to afford my new portion control boxes for all my meals on my grocery budget, I had to compromise on some meals. This means I ate an unbalanced breakfast of Cheerios and milk. This means I'm getting a whopping dose of carbs without enough fat or protein. You want a translation guide? It means I didn't eat enough fat, protein, and fiber to feel full until my next meal (Tisk Tisk). Hopefully I won't have to buy portion control boxes next time I shop for groceries which meals I can afford to buy a more nutritious, better filling breakfast.
Edit: Someone said they didn't really understand the portion control boxes. I just mean I am cooking all my food ahead of time for 1 week and then pre-portioning it out by measurements/weighing it and separating it into generic Gladware containers. These containers will be labeled by day of the week/specific meal times.
So....I'm really trying to resist the urge to call this a diet. As cheesy as it sounds, it really is a lifestyle change for me. It's a big wake up call that the foods I was previously eating were nothing more than junk even though they were actual meals I ate for lunch and dinner and not just snacks. They lacked the nutrients that my body so desperately needs. I couldn't get enough protein in my diet to save my life unless I happened to eat way too many calories and fat. Vitamins and minerals were better left to a pill, but even then did not provide my daily value. It's no wonder I've had and still continue to have sleeping problems and felt too lazy to want to work out (even though I've had a gym membership for close to a year now).
I sit here drinking a Coke Zero (it will be a future "fast-break" goal of mine to cut out diet soda) and I have appox. 1 and a 1/2 hours to go before I can have my Breakfast/Lunch Snack. BTW, I'm doing the eat every two hours thing for a few reasons instead of eating "3 square meals a day". I do think I have problems with keeping my blood sugar stable. In the past, I have been told by a doctor to eat small meals every few hours. I tried and failed to follow her advice because I had no concept of what small meant. I also want to try to prevent excessive snacking after dinner (before I go to bed). I think eating every 2 hours or so will space my meals out more evenly until I go to bed; therefore preventing unnecessary snacking throughout the day.
Okay so I really suck at these transitions but in the future I wish to do a combination of vlogs/blogs. I already do a language learning vlog on You Tube but I always have to edit so much before I'm satisfied with it that I end up producing so few videos. I guess another goal of mine (that's sort of unrelated to my new healthy lifestyle) will be to do "one-shot" videos and upload them here. I think that way you guys will get to know me better in a more enjoyable way rather than reading some lengthy/boring post.
Okay I guess until next time, bye!