So this is twice in the last week that I have made a "these posts spoke to me" post in another blog. I got the nod in Christine's blog today. I gotta tell ya, I loves me some Christine. She is totally willing to hold my feet to the fire and make me tell her my menu for the day if she thinks I have somehow slipped or slacked. She is someone I admire very much for her journey and her attitude. So for someone like her to have taken something from my blog, it seriously is an honor. It is exactly what I was shooting for when I started this thing up.
I am not sure what my deal was today, but I was in such a great mood! I was nailing my eating, hit the road early this morning for a mile and a half walk, got the washer taken apart only to find out that it died, cleaned the garage, changed Kathy's oil in her car and grilled some tilapia on the grill for supper. I did have a worthless period from around 1:30 to 3:30 but I had that coming maybe? I dunno. So anyway, the snacking urge just wasn't there, and I went grocery shopping, so that is amazing. Anyone else ever have that situation? You went shopping and one of your purchases so appealed to you that you couldn't wait to get home and finish all of it!!! I used to rush to get home with great excitement for that purchase to "get in my belly!!". I am seriously so proud of how, in just one short month, my attitudes have changed so drastically regarding food. I still have to think about it more than I like, but stopping myself from eating on a whim is pretty easy now. I just use the 'pomp and circumstance" method and voila!
So on to the menu for the day (just for Christine's benefit, so she don't hassle me!):
I had two fried eggs and 3/4 cup of cereal and 2 percent milk, a handful of grapes and half a banana for breakfast (375 calories) and then for a snack about mid morning I finished the banana (50 calories). For lunch, I met Kathy and Lauren at Firehouse Subs and I had the medium cornbeef sandwich, held both the cheese and mayo and came in at 425 calories for the sandwich. I was not all that hungry but I still had some tuna with dill relish and spicy brown mustard for a snack because I am still sore from working out and walking so much lately and I want some muscle rebuilt dang it! The tuna set me back 110 calories and was yummy! So after doing the garage cleaning and oil changing, I set to cooking Kathy, Lauren and me some tilapia on the grill, 100 calories per filet, and Kathy nuked some french cut green beans and boiled a bag of brown rice. Our total supper was a wonderful 340 calories and so dang filling it was surprising!! So while at the store today I bought some plums on a whim for a snack to try and keep the fruit coming. I was so frikkin excited to find out that those bad boys are only 30 calories! So I am now sitting at 1360 of my allowed 1800 calories and the only thing I am interested in eating tonight is maybe some of my yogurt, which will be 80 calories so I most likely will wind up at around 1440 calories for the day, well shy of my 1800 calorie bank!
I was talking to someone today that I saw at the store I used to work at and they asked what I was doing to lose weight. I told them about the calorie bank and explained how limiting your calories makes you start to make good choices rather than eat the crap that has terrible calorie to filling ratio and how if you want to not starve on this diet, you begin to make those changes. They totally got it too! I have told many in the cyber world about my joy in doing this, but that was the first person I talked to personally who took it to heart and I hope to keep spreading the gospel IRL. I am so excited and I just can't hide it!
Ok, I gotta get off here and do some crunches dang it! I switched around my routine by walking this morning, so I gotta do some weight training! I am also gonna troll around and see what bloggers inspire me. I wish I was able to keep up with them and do one of those posts I have been a part of twice now! I need to keep a notebook close by to write those down! So until I see you again, keep on inspiring me and I will try to start writing down when you do.... oh and I will try to do the same for you!!!