Yesterday was a hell of a day. I woke up with a serious case of the “don’t want to”s. I didn’t want to hit the trail, but I did after talking to Rita on the phone. I didn’t want to go to work, but I did. I ate way to many calories for the day and only managed to be under because of the exercise. I think the thing that contributed to that was eating my first meal to late. That kind of screwed with my routine.
What works best for me is something like this
A Gala Apple, either an omelet made with 1 cup of egg whites, a whole egg, feta cheese and salsa
or A Gala Apple with a 8oz chicken breast.
10oz grilled chicken a bowl of broccoli, two servings of pinto beans or black eyed peas, and a cup or two of strawberries.
Yet more chicken, about 8-10 ounces and a bag of mixed veggies. and yet another apple or some blueberries.
Throw in some raisins and/or almonds as a snack through the day about 2 ounces of almonds to 1 ounce of raisins.
Give me one cheat day, and the cheat is usually a medium bag of popcorn no butter from the movie theater of my choice. This isn’t a rigid plan but adhered to with fanatical glee but more of the framework of a routine. If i mess with it too much I think I get thrown off a bit.
The good thing about now is that I have a high calorie day I don’t just go on a binge and throw the whole week or month away. I am doing this one day at a time. I just get back on the horse in the morning. My screwed up days, thankfully aren’t screwed because of eating two boxes of pasta, a loaf of bread, or two or three of those 1 pound Hershey’s chocolate bars.