Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I've been feeling a little blue this week. It's TOM, the scale is not moving as fast as I want it to (yes, I'm putting in the work), I'm mad at and sad for that kid from Boston and I've had too many restaurant meals. So yep, nothing in particular and everything is the matter with me. Yesterday, I was in physical pain so that didn't help.
This has been sort of an unsual week for me in terms of food planning/eating. Today is the first day that I've packed my lunch. On Monday I took one of my mentees to lunch, she wanted to try a new mexican place. I think I did well. I ate about 4 tablespoons of guacamole and 12 tortilla chips and a salad with grilled chicken. I took the guacamole, creme fresh, cheese and dressing on the side. I used a teaspoon of dressing and skipped the other toppings so I felt I did pretty well.
Yesterday, a co-worker was inducted into the state's mentoring hall of fame, she invited me to the breakfast ceremony. I had a cup of coffee, scrambled eggs (hard to measure, I estimated 1.5 eggs), 2 slices of bacon and exactly 4 pieces of home fries. I skipped the breads/pastry and the yogurt because it was filled with granola. Again, not terrible although it would have been better to not have the homefries. As a member of the hiring committee, we rotate taking new hires out to lunch during their orientation week. Yesterday was my turn, so not so great planning on my part with the double eat-out. Along with a group of selected co-workers in tow, we headed off to one of the best restaurants in town. This is sort of where the wheels feel off. I LOVE calamari but don't eat it very often, of course, that's one of the appetizers we ordered for the table. I ate 3 of the squids and 8 rings- I know, I know, too much. I also ate my roll and then tried to pull it together by ordered a chopped salad with chicken instead of steak. Not my best food choices in a long time. I had fish and steamed veggies for dinner and stawberries and clementines for snacks. Ending at 1600 calories for the day, under my range but too many high fat choices.
Tonight, my client has their annual meeting but I can manage the dinner served there, there is usually a healthy choice. Tomorrow another client has their annual gala. The dinner choices are reasonable but I so need to skip dessert.
Ok I don't know where I'm going with this so I'll stop. I guess confession is good for the soul and writing down the reasons to make better choices is helpful. Exercise has gone very well so far.