Great blog! Small steps for sure... when you get on "a kick" it is real easy to think "this isn't working" and just flip flop back to all your old habits. You're doing it the right way this time - making small changes you can stick to. Those will add up!
Packing your lunch will help for sure.
Also - on your day off - be sure to get our of the house... go to a park or somewhere pretty you can walk around or read a book or something like that! Then you're not just sitting there with the fridge at your finger tips!
Counting the calories is a pain. It was actually my main motivation to stop eating out though, lol. I found that preparing all my own stuff with my own measurements made a huge difference. I takes some work to do that too, but I find myself eating sooo much better now that I'm counting.
You should check the websites when you eat out. A lot of them have the nutritional value listed now. It's better than completely guessing :) I have the subway one saved, as its the only fast-foodish place I will still go. http://subway.com/subwayroot/MenuNu trition/Nutrition/pdf/Nutrition Values.pdf
I'm looking for a sparkbuddy too. Someone to help keep me accountable, esp. with the working out. I just need help with motivation there. Let me know if you're interested.
I hope your dinner went well with the subbing of carrots and fruits :)! Keep up the wonderful work! 3734 days ago
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