I woke up this morning to rain and had to scrap my idea of walking, at least for now. I plan to walk later on in the day and instead start to continue studying for a test that I’ve been dreading, the Praxis. In between that though making a slow cooker garlic lemon chicken breast, so hopefully my house will smell fantastic.
Some things I’ve learned just from the first day:
First, ALWAYS EAT BOTH BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!! I ate a very late breakfast yesterday (around 12 if memory serves) and I knew that I would be eating dinner around 5:30, 6:00. So I decided to go without lunch and just have multiple, fairly healthy snacks. While that may work for some, it doesn’t for this broad! I do need both, even if it’s small meals. One, eating three meals a days is what I am supposed to be doing and two, I will just gorge, which is exactly what ended up happening. I at dinner at around 4:30, which was just way to early. Inadvertently set myself up for failure, but it’s about learning from this and changing it for next time.
Second, I need to have healthier foods on hand for when I take Ambien. I then went on another Ambien-induced food binge later that night and here is what I remember eating: what was left of the taco fixings (which I planned on eating for lunch today), lots of Hersey Kisses from Christmas, Lance crackers, and possible others. I need to have healthy alternatives that are already ready for me, like hummus with carrots and celery. UMMMMM hummus!
Although all of this is hard and a bit cringe worthy to admit, it is all the truth and that is one of the points of this whole blog. I will never reach my goal if I am not honest about the thing I lie about the most, food and how much I REALLY eat!
Food: Another sad revelation that I am trying to start today is actually measuring out my food, rather than just dumping it into a bowl. I don’t think I will always have to do this, but in the beginning, absolutely. I don’t think I had any idea on some things how much I was really eating.
Breakfast: coffee and honey nut Cheerios. I still refuse to use any artificial sweetener as I hate the way it tastes, but I am cutting down on the sugar in my coffee by about half. Baby steps to lower sugar content!
Lunch: Healthy Choice chicken margarieta and all-natural applesauce with the all important cinnamon. However while I was eating it, all I could think about was Eli Roth in Inglorious Bastards saying his fake Italian last name over and over again. It made me smile.