One thing that’s hard when you are trying to lose weight, is wishing time would go by faster. On January 3rd, I started Day One and I’m already on 12! This time around I’m just taking it day to day. Since January 3rd, I’ve entered my calories and exercise on www.myfitnesspal.com religiously every day and its been a real eye opener. For example, I never really would count the calories (or think about them) making my coffee in the morning. I use some sugar and non dairy creamer and once I started figuring out I was adding almost 100 calories to my coffee and maybe have several cups, those calories add up. I think just knowing what I am doing is helping a lot.
This week, I used a gift card I got for Christmas at a local restaurant by my office to get lunch. I will tell you, my favorite thing on the menu is their chicken tenders with fries. They are double battered, crunchy and yummy. But, I knew there had to be a healthier choice for me. So what did I get?
And, guess what? I only ate half and saved the other half for my lunch the next day. As soon as I got back to work, I wrapped up the other half and stuck it in the fridge so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the whole thing. I was STUFFED after eating just half, and eating the fruit instead of the fries was just fine! I didn’t miss it at all!
Also, Roz inspired me to make this for breakfast (she calls it her Roz McMuffin).
I had one English Muffin, 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1 oz. deli salami and 1/2 ounce of muenster cheese for @ 300 calories! Thanks for the idea Roz, I love this kind of breakfast. I had it with 2 small apples and I was set until lunch!!
Have a great weekend.
I am bringing back “Weight Loss Superstars” series and will be posting a story of a woman who lost 65 pounds last year! So, check back on Monday for that story!!