Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
The first day of a diet is hard enough as it is, but add on top of it the craziness of last night, and all I really wanted was to go to bed after indulging in a huge piece of chocolate cake and milk. (Basically all my animals are sick, and I spent the day cleaning up after them, and the bank messed up my account and put me in the hole a ton!) It added up to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!
But the good news is, I ate well!! And my body is thanking me today because of it.
For dinner, my fiancé stopped at McAlister's to get us dinner. I never thought about McAlister's as being unhealthy, but let me tell you it is HARD to find a meal there that does not have cheese, milk based dressing, red meat, or sugar in it. I finally asked him to get me a grilled chicken salad with balsamic dressing. (I realize there is sugar in the dressing and the tomatoes, but I ate about 1/4 a teaspoon of dressing and two tomatoes...so I think thats good!) The result was I got a bed of lettuce, with a chicken breast and two cherry tomatoes. NOT what I would have ordered normally, but it didn't turn out that bad.
The biggest thing I realized, is how much less I eat if the food is good for me as opposed to just what I want. If I had gotten my usual club and mac and cheese, I would have eaten it all, and not felt good. But with the salad I ate until I was full and I quit. A much better way of doing things!
I am generally VERY hungry in the mornings, and it tapers off during the day, until by bedtime the thought of eating is very unappealing (unless its chocolate!), so I just have to learn to stay away from my trigger foods.
So far today I have eaten:
Bran cereal with flaxseed
And lots of water
Its almost 10am and I am not starving, I don't have a headache, and apart from being wiped out from my marathon cleaning session last night (due to my poor animals, and the fact that I am a neat freak) I am feeling REALLY great.
This diet/way of life might be the best idea I have had lately!