Saturday, June 29, 2013
Today my room mate had my husband make a grilled cheese sandwich that he saw on Man versus food. It was like 5 pounds of cheese, butter, texas toast- a real monstrosity. Smelled good. Looked disgusting. The grease pouring off of that thing. Blech. My husband only had 3 bites. Good for him. I thought about it for awhile. I had 600 calories left. Certainly enough for one bite. But, ultimately, I decided that I had done enough mindless eating this week. This was a food that I wasn't willing to cave into. I had no way of remotely figuring out how many calories was in one bite, let alone half a sandwich. It was every kind of cheese imaginable.
As I sat there while everybody dug into their sandwiches (no one was able to finish...my best friends could even put a dent in half of one together) and I smelled the cheese, I realized I was actually hungry and needed some dinner. Cheese did sound good, but that sandwich was not a choice I could make. Without consulting nutritional info I made what I figured would be the better choice. I fried 2 eggs in half a Tablespoon of butter, made 2 slices of toast, put on some turkey lunch meat, a slice of gouda, and a slice of mounster. At least I knew that was something I could track later. I came in at 50 calories under my total for the day (1600)
After tracking I totaled up my calories for the week (I count Sunday as my last day) so that I could figure out how much I had to cut back for tomorrow. I figured 2,000 a day as my limit, so the 3 days that I was under 1600 (including today) made up for my indiscretions. Tomorrow I plan to eat no more than 1900 calories. I already have some of it packed and planned out.
I also intend to utilize the stairs at least a little bit and maybe do some exercise in my office (can't use the gym at work anymore...long story...)
Monday I weigh in and I figure I lost at least a pound if I behave tomorrow. I'm hungry right now- my body wants more than the 1550 I ate, but that will soon pass.
For next week I am going to set my goal for 2,000 calories per day and try not to go over that mark at all. Then on 1 or 2 days I am going to try to eat less- like 1600 one day, 1800 another. I want to stop this business of eating 2,300 calories or so. Its not good for my body cuz I think it teaches my stomach to ask for more than I need. I don't need to go over that limit on a weekly basis- that should be reserved for very special occasions.