Learning as I go
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Oops. I forgot to eat lunch today. Ad I'm not even at work! I realized about an hour ago that I was starving and was trying to remember when I last ate. Hmm...healthy breakfast, check....went to Starbucks to meet a friend at 11 and made this great decision to have a "refresher" instead of a non-fat iced chai or latte like i usually get and it was really yummy and better for me than one of the others....and then I had...aha. No lunch. Whoops. But I've had a lot of water today so that's good. And now I've had some chicken and I made up my own trail mix that I actually measured and mixed myself so I knew what was in it. Then of course I figured out that it was higher calorie than I thought it would be so, I'm just going to keep learning. And doing. And learning some more.
I've had no trouble reaching my goal of 5000 steps a day with my fitbit counting for me. I'm glad I started small with my step goal. It has been consistently attainable whether I'm at work or not so far and I feel great reaching it each day. Next week I'm going to increase it to 7500.
My 3rd day of this journey presented a bit of a challenge. To make up for the fact that we were so short-staffed that we went over our ratio, our manager treated the team to lunch from a local carry-out. I really wanted that food, not the boring healthy lunch I packed for myself. So I perused the menu and picked what I really wanted, a cheesesteak and...onion rings. Terrible I know but seriously, I didn't care. It wasn't emotional, today-sucks-so-I-want-a-treat choosing, it was today-sucks-and-I-need-some-ca
lories choosing. Then I ate exactly half of what I ordered. The other half of the sandwich I threw out so I wouldn't be tempted to bring it home and the onion rings I shared with everyone else. I finished my lunch with fruit I had packed and felt great about my choices. Also that cheesesteak took me straight into my goal range for protein that day
There's more learning to do, every day. I'm still coming up short on calcium and I'm still stunned by it. I have cereal with milk almost every morning and cheese and stuff too. I go through phases with foods though, and always have. I was on a huge greek yogurt kick for a while, and then stopped it cold turkey when I got sick of it. I think I'm going to have to go back to it though, for a snack sometimes. I don't like calcium supplements, they taste like chalk. And I learned about my homemade trail mix today. Measuring good, not checking calories first bad.
So I will....I want to say "persevere" or "battle on" but this isn't supposed to be a fight, I'm not fighting myself or my body....so I will continue to become versed in...I love thesaurus.com...to study...to wade through...the lifestyle choices that will make my life better.