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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
Soy Milk
Blueberries
A banana
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!
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  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    The best thing about bad days is that they are only 24 h ours long. Remember, as Little Orphan Annie said, "The sun will come up tomorrow" or to quote Scarlet O'Hara, "I can't worry about that today, I'll worry about that tomorrow, after all, tomorrow is another day!"
    4226 days ago
  • DEEJ2U
    I hope your "furbabies" are feeling better and emoticon on your food choices. emoticon you had such a bad day but it looks like it turned out o.k. after all. Much continued success.
    Deej
    4226 days ago
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