"But it's been no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise...
Friday, April 26, 2013
...I consider it a challenge before the whole human race and I ain't gonna lose." -- Queen, "We are the Champions"
It’s pretty likely that I’ll go over my calories today. I ate an early dinner and am pretty sure I’ll need a small “second dinner” later and only have a couple hundred calories left. But I’m pretty proud of myself anyway.
My agency is hosting a 5K tomorrow and I volunteered to put together race packets. We had lunch delivered which is not the norm in my office. Initially I said I was all set, but ended up placing an order for a sandwich from a chain (see my post from yesterday – so much sodium, artificial flavors, etc. – ug). I entered the sandwich into my tracker and was shocked by how caloric it was considering it was veggies! But no big deal.
So lunch arrived and in addition to my sandwich I ended up with a bag of chips (2 servings in the bag), a huge chocolate chip cookie, and a pickle. Well, I’ll never turn away a good pickle! But something had to be done about the rest. I dumped half of the chips onto my sandwich wrapper (chips are way too hard for me to resist) but gave my cookie away immediately and trashed the rest of the chips.
In the end my lunch was more caloric than I'd planned, but the fact that I got rid of a cookie and a whole serving of chips is a huge victory for me. My move is this weekend and my stress levels are pretty high so the fact that I found that strength not to stress eat makes me really proud of myself.
And if I go above my calorie goal once or twice, not the end of the world in the end!