this morning i ran about the place thinking, holy cow, tomorrow will already be wednesday. as i munch on a fabulous lunch, i'm reminding myself that it still only is tuesday. i'm trying to focus on my various tasks at the office, not on planning my three-day trip. i'll put together a quick to-do list, then get back to my work.
the office provides us with a multitude of great healthy lunch options, but i had a salad leftover from last night - my veggie burger was filling enough on its own - and half an avocado that needed to be eaten, so i packed a bento box. thankfully, i'm falling back into my age-old "eat this, not that" routine of picking items that are significantly lower in calories than others. it's easier than i remembered to have a 400 calorie lunch instead of a 600 calorie lunch, and be just as full.
i'm sure that the question of the weigh exists - i have not weighed since last week, because i went out of town this past weekend to an amazing wedding with the best food ever. i ate like it was my last meal. weight loss experts would probably grumble at me to get my butt on a scale, and i probably should, but the last thing i need is to feel discouraged. i know what to do to lose weight, and it doesn't involve a scale at this moment. i think next monday morning will be an ideal time to step on the scale and see what it tells me. then i can start the weekly weigh-in routine again and record my progress. right now, progress is changing the eating habits.
former lunch example:
sandwich that included a veggie patty, cheese, and maybe avocado, approx. 400 cals
1 serving potato chips, approx. 150 cals
piece of fruit or small cookie, approx. 100 cals
total: 650 calories
hungry again: in 2.5 hours
salad with spinach, croutons, 2tbsp low fat feta, 1 tbsp sweet vidalia onion dressing, 1/2 of an avodaco, and small amounts of carrot, tomato, and red onion, approx. 300 cals
fresh blackberries and strawberries (1 cup each), approx. 100 cals
greens supplement, 30 cals
total: 430 calories
when i get hungry again is still TBD. but i will say that a half of an avocado is every bit as delectable and indulgent as a serving of chips, and much more filling.