Sunday, March 17, 2013
I'm still eating too much, but burning lots of calories and love the exercise - commuting to work by bike most days, HIIT 2 days a week, elliptical, rowing machine, and ST other days. Did I mention that I love it?
I wish I loved eating less than 3000 calories a day, which I don't need even when I burn 1000 a day in exercise, but I truly don't love eating less, so I'll keep working at gradually getting my calories down. I was very proud of myself today because I only ate half of an Irish breakfast where I volunteered at a fundraising "Irish breakfast" for a veterans program. It's a St Patrick's day miracle!
I volunteer weekly at a recovery center for people on low incomes, where they've been making me brownies to thank me for coming because I mentioned once that brownies are one of my favorite foods ever. Of course, the recovery center is in an isolated neighborhood, so it's not like I can sneak them over to the neighbors or someplace close by - no, I have to transport them at least 20 minutes away, which in "brownie time" is at least 3 days alone with the brownies for a person who doesn't do brownies in moderation, right? People who have less to give are the most generous because they want to feel like they're contributing something, so it would crush their feelings if I begged them to keep the brownies for themselves. So this week is the start of my "Brownie-free Olympics" - all brownies must go to someone else, and I'll stick to 2 squares of dark chocolate.
I'm giving myself a medal for admitting that I can't stop myself from eating most of the brownies before I get home, and that they're a gateway for other junk foods I'd leave alone if I didn't have that all or nothing mindset so many of us know too well.
I hope you all have a healthy week!