Threading the needle, balancing what you need with what you want...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Yesterday was a tough on at work, someone brought in a box of doughnuts and there was a bag of nacho cheese doritos leftover from an evening happening. I had started the day with a thick slice of hubby's delicious sourdough bread, so I was already up on calories to start the day. It's crusty, so therefore hard to slice thin. I somehow managed to get through the entire day without having a doughnut OR a dorito... and since I'd eaten my fruits and veggies at work, I treated myself at home to a slice of cheesecake for dinner... and stayed within calories.
Today I started somewhat lighter and had a lighter lunch as well, so I was well able to have a nice little serving of doritos with my light hot pocket sandwich. It was nice. I also had a mound of grapes and carrots. I love being able to eat a big pile of freggies and know that I have hardly taken in any calories.
The big theme for me right now is Choice and Choosing. It kind of ties in with a blog I wrote some time back in which I talked about choosing not to care. I guess I have gotten back to choosing to care, which has been a fitful road indeed. I have the word "Choose!" in my fitbit, so I can see it and be reminded to think about what I am doing. I also got a new RoadID and under my personal info is "You Are What You Choose"... I wear them both all the time, except in the shower, but I don't keep snacks in the shower.
Overall, I am down 1,049 calories this week, but the scale is sitting stubbornly at 150.6... c'mon, I only want to lose 8.6 lbs!