So today was kindof a day from hell.
I got up at 7:30. Strike one. I wasted time until the first thing I had to do at 9:30, and once I arrived I realized that I was entirely unprepared. Strike two.
After that I had to do two solid hours of critical reading work, then I had to go do something else for an hour and a half, then I had to go to a party from 4-6:30. Steeeriiiiike three!
During this time, I had had my usual breakfast of grits, plus a tuna sandwich for lunch. And a can of regular coke at the party. (It was either that or Chardonnay.) And that was it. The funny thing was, I didn’t get all that hungry. I know, I could have been in starvation mode, but usually I get super tired and low-blood-sugary when I don’t eat. I think that by reducing my calories, I’m not as prone to my usual cliffs and trenches of blood sugar. I’m not sure, of course, but I think so.
And I feel much better now that I’m counting calories. Not skinnier, yet, but I think that’s coming. You know that point in a diet when you look at yourself, or get out of a chair, or put on a certain pair of pants, and all of a sudden, you realize… “I feel skinnier.” Well I haven’t exactly had that moment yet, but it’s coming. By the way, I weighed myself two days in a row and saw 220. So I might be losing some poundage after all. I think I’m going to put a clipboard in the bathroom in front of the scale. That way I’ll feel like I’m in a doctor’s office (in a good way, if there is one) when I’m jotting down the weight.
And you better believe I had Taco Bell for supper…
1/4 c. grits –130
1 T. butter –100
Total for breakfast –230
2 slices light whole grain –80
1 can tuna –100
1 T. light mayo –50
3 T. relish –60
Total for lunch –290
Coke at the party: 140
1 Nacho cheese chalupa –380
1 Seven layer burrito –420
Total for supper –800
Snack while V. was on: 6 T. popcorn (but at least a T. didn’t pop each time, so I’m going to say more like 4 T.) –160
Calories left today: 252