Now that cheat day is in...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Well I've looked at it and except this week and last week I've been doing pretty well at cheat day (6 days of "good" eating, 1 day of "cheats").
Can you believe that Sunday after my blog entry, I walked for more than an hour along the St-Charles river, then ate an ice cream sandwich, then got tanned under the sun for an hour... and ended up at Victor's for chips, a burger and fries?! Ugh. It's so easy to influence me to go out, it's getting ridiculous. I was at the park with two friends, we were laying down on blankets, I had Oasis playing in my ears and was feeling pretty well, but also starting to get hungry. So I told the girls I'd be heading home to cook supper. Gab said she didn't feel like cooking and asked Amé if she wanted to go out somewhere. I'd just had an AWESOME day with them and didn't want to leave while they kept going so I decided to join them. And like half an hour before we left, we were discussing the restaurants we liked most in Quebec City and of course I said Victor because Victor is like the best damn thing in the world. They make gourmet burgers, they have 4 vegetarian ones (only 2 or 3 in some restaurants, but STILL) and they serve them with fries and homemade mayonnaise with 6 flavors and and and... well this place is my doom and fall. I try to not go too often but I end up there like once a month.
So we went there and had sangria and good food. I was so full at the end - and ate so quickly - that I didn'T feel well for 10 minutes. Hadn't happened in a long time. :( then back at home I had more sangria waiting for my boyfriend. UGH.
So anyway, I just came back from a 30-minutes walk outside. I was supposed to have a café with a friend tonight, so I made a quick supper (tofu steaks that were just too good and a fennel-spinach salad) but then she told me she didn't feel too well and cancelled. So I was home, alone, not knowing what to do, LOL. Then I realized I'm really not used to being alone, and I used to love being alone, now I dread it. BUT, at the same time it helps me make better choices. Like going for a walk instead of having an iced coffee and sitting on my butt the whole evening, or having people suggest restaurants or say they don't wanna move so yeah. XD
So during my walk I had a lot of time to think and I decided my cheat days would be fixed dates. Every Saturday. A nice end to the week and a nice start to the weekend. It'll be easier for me to actually keep track of my cheat days if they are always the same day, as I tend to forget I took it on last Sunday when it gets to Saturday so I tend to have 2 cheat days in the week... in fact weekends are what kill me. On weekends, I go out to restaurants, I eat dessert, I drink alcohol and I don't move. I should work 7/7, LOL.
I was also thinking of maybe planning all my meals ahead, and to maybe count things like proteins and carbs, I don't know. I feel like I should plan my food better, and have something to be accountable to. I really hate counting calories, and I don't like tracking my food at all - it's really difficult for me to measure portions since what I eat tends to be a mixup of a lot of stuff. How do I estimate how many mushrooms there were in my plate when they are cut into pieces and mixed with 10 other ingredients? I guess I could count BEFORE I cook the meal and then divide into the number of portions, but... really? It already takes me enough time to cook, I can't picture myself counting before and after, even though I'm good at Math! XD
Any ideas? I know I should find what's right for me, but I have so much trouble to do it. Also, for example, if I decide to count proteins, how to know HOW MUCH I need exactly? I just don't know where to start. How to know how many calories I burn, and how do I know how many I burn without doing anything? I think it's called basic metabolism if I remember well? Like BMR? I'm a little lost. And the few searches I've done so far haven't given me much substance. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to eat better, create a calorie deficit to lose weight, but isn't doing a LOT of exercises?