Knowing that my church would be having a fellowship meal after church today, and knowing what the menu was, I decided to be careful with calories at b'fast. This turned out to be a wise decision!
It worked out really well.
The menu was as follows:
Beef Roast & Gravy
Roasted Potatoes (in hunks) -
Cheesy Potatoes (yes, 2 potato dishes) -
Iceberg & Tomato Salad w/Cheddar -
Cake (from a bakery)
I was still hungry after eating the meal (had left about a third of the roll and only took a little taste of the cheesy potatoes (too high in salt), so, I had more salad (no dressing).
Then came dessert. Not knowing exactly how much my meal was worth, I took a tiny piece of cake
about 1/4 of a "normal" piece, and not an edge with tons of frosting (that's a small victory right there!).
After logging everything, I found I had room for a reasonable dinner AND a peanut butter cookie!
A couple people good-naturedly fussed at me (they weren't really upset) for making them feel guilty for eating more potatoes, or a whole piece of cake.
My goal was to figure out what I'd eaten, make sure I didn't go overboard on the sodium if I could help it, and leave room for some cake. It worked, and I'm still in the lower third of my calorie range!
It is the more necessary to start this week off well, because last week, I had some struggles due to unexpected schedule changes and not having the chance to plan ahead for a couple work shifts. I also ran out of time and only got in one big cardio session for the week. It was even down to the wire if I'd meet my 10 min/day goal for the whole week. I did, but just barely, and with low-intensity, no weights strength training - not many total calories worked off for the week. The upshot of the last week was that I was accomplishing only about a 100-200 calorie deficit most days...my total was still enough to drop another pound, but if I'd been on track, it could've been 2-2.5 pounds.
But, well...as Scarlett would say, "Tomorrow is another day!"
Took some new photos today (in dress clothes, first ones in a few years)...my friend is making them web-ready, so I'll be updating a couple soon.