Hmmmm today decidedly did not go according to plan. I was hungry and didn’t have a plan going into a work event where there would be snacks. Overall the snacks weren’t even good–cupcakes from a box with shelf stable frosting, cheap crackers with inexpensive cheese and coke. But did I eat them? Oh h*ll yes I did. And you know what? I was satisfied and didn’t want to keep going. I think overall I just need to eat more food that sticks with me.
I realize I like having a plan. I was able to throw chocolates away that someone stopped by and left for me. I came home and ate my planned dinner and asked a friend if we could do a “non food” hang, which was fantastic. It’s so nice having supportive friends (and this week’s GoT OMG). But I’m hungry. I think the fat free stuff is getting to me, so I’m going to adjust things and see how it goes.
At some point I stopped counting points yesterday. One of the habits I have is that I don’t handle seeing a deficit caused by me going off the rails well. I’m not entirely sure how to correct that, so I decided I don’t need to untangle every habit I’ve learned over the years, I just need to turn toward what I had planned and that was a veggie burger for dinner that was delicious! I moved on.
But here’s what I ate as a reference that I can look back to if need be:
Breakfast: Coffee with 1T half & half and a McDonald’s egg mcmuffin
Morning Snack: Nonfat latte with 1 pump vanilla and banana
Lunch: Salad with tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas and avocado; beef jerky
Afternoon Snack: Two string cheeses, almonds, Reese’s PB Cup & Jolly Rancher
Afternoon Off Plan: Cup of coke, cupcake, wheat thins with cream cheese and cheddar, chocolate dipped pretzel rods and Teddy Grahams
Dinner: Sweet Thai Chili veggie burger with broccoli slaw, mayo and sriacha
Late Night Snack: Almonds & string cheese
I’m going to make the move to full fat items–whole milk, “real” cheese and switch to a sandwich and salad for lunch and see how that goes next week. Discovering and tweaking is fun.