Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Five days to go.
I had a brainstorm this afternoon. I don't know why it took so long for me to figure this out. I was having first break at work and I ate my whole lunch! It was a healthy lunch, granola bar, fruit, nuts, low sodium turkey pita with baby spinach, but I finished it by 10. I had hours to go before I got home. For lunch I had to resort to the (music from old scary movie) vending machine. I never eat from the vending machine. It is empty calories, expensive, and, in my thinking, forbidden, but I had to eat something.
The problem is that between 9 in the morning and 11, I am starving. I have a very physical job. I work in Amish country in a cheese house and I am lifting about 1000 ten pound blocks of cheese, most of which is below knee level (great crunches). Before I got the boot on my foot, I would grab a granola bar and go for a run through Amish country. I use a ton of calories between seven and five thirty.
But I come from the tradition that dinner is the big meal of the day. I consume the largest percentage of my calories at this meal. In thinking about this today, I realized that often times I have to eat a handful of raisins to make my calories because I'm not terribly hungry in the evenings.
So why did it take me over a year to realize that I should front load my day with my high calorie meals? I could have been eating 500 calorie breakfasts and lunches and my small meal for the evening. It's easier to make a salad then it is to cook a whole meal after a long day at work and a workout.
I'm starting to wonder if the weight I've been losing hasn't been coming from between my ears!