Saturday I narfed down some Blue Diamond (they’re like crack) Nut Thins with guacamole (otherwise I ate healthfully). Sunday night I had a burrito shell with full-fat sour cream and a bowl of granola cereal with milk (otherwise I did well). I shouldn’t have, but I did. I ate when not hungry and I was annoyed with myself, but that’s the way it goes.
So I’m up .75 pounds for the week. Oh well. I figure if you can’t roll in the hay on occasion, you might as well eat some!
Unfortunately, add to that that I ate at McDonalds yesterday for dinner as my meal. I had two Big Macs, a medium fry, and a fruit pie from the store.
Hey. Don’t look at me that way. I admitted it. I let myself get way too hungry yesterday and made a couple of bad choices. It happens. It just so happens I had, erm, three days of those.
The good thing is I’m realizing what my own limits are and how I can make better choices, how certain foods affect me and whether I miss the foods at all (read below for more). I am always happy to provide my own experiments with certain foods, so long as you don’t do the same things because I did it–and you won’t, right?
I am back at the treadmill desk today working up a storm and getting some important tasks completed after feeling a little under the weather for the last week or so. I expect a hearty loss next week and a push forward as we move towards our goals for December 31!
For anyone just joining us, first of all, here’s the plan I’m following, along with the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch. Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top! You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for the daily play-by-play and to see what I’m doing. Whee!
Tuesday, October 23
I ate this:
Breakfast: Skipped. I’m not hungry because I way overdid it yesterday.
Lunch: Green olives + mixed nuts + cheese + pepperoni
Exercise: 3 hours at the treadmill desk
Notes: I’m typically not hungry after a huge meal until well into the next day. I take that as meaning my body is telling me I’m fueled up. And I am!
What I learned:
What didn’t I learn?
I didn’t enjoy the Big Mac after the first few bites, the fries after the first few bites, the burrito shell after the first few bites, or the fruitpie after the first bite.
This tells me my tastes have, in fact, changed. I really prefer the simple textures and flavors of the foods I eat every day versus what I had this weekend in the form of quick, grab and go options that left me feeling a little worse for wear. This makes me think,” Are those other foods really reward foods? Are they really something to look forward to?” Based on the last few days, I say no. Nope.
From my treadmill desk in the Mile High City, sipping on my drinky,