Monday, August 19, 2013
So today was the first day of professional development and it was exhausting! Having the summer off, besides working at camp, my brain is just mush I guess. They provided breakfast and lunch today and I had to navigate away from croissants, muffins, soda, pizza, fried chicken, and french fries, and find my way to eggs, veges, and hamburg. I knew to expect this. Originally, I wanted to do some intermittent fasting for breakfast and lunch and have a big dinner, but I found that my appetite was really strong in that social atmosphere.
This weekend I ate based on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, which allows that you have a reward meal. On Saturday, I ate a slice of my anniversary cheesecake, and Sunday, I went to an Italian feast festival and has a cannoli and a chocolate dipped brownie. CAD allows you to eat something sweet, but suggests that you eat a third veges, a third meat, and a third carbs. You also must eat your "reward meal" within an hour time limit.
I am glad to find something like that because although I do not plan on being on that particular diet every day, I do want to do it on holidays and other events at which I might want to "reward" myself. I think psychologically, it'll help me stay on track much better because I won't consider it flat out cheating nor failing.
Anyway, today, I ate according to plan in the midst of crazy unhealthy food. Tomorrow, I plan to do the same and if temptation becomes too strong, I can simply turn that particular meal into a reward meal in the process I stated above. My grandmother lost 30 pounds on that diet years ago.
I only had time to go to the gym for about 45 minutes today between jobs. I am about to pass out and try to wake up early enough to go in the morning. I may sleep in though because I didn't get much sleep the past two nights and I desperately need some.