One day down in my 8 Days to Vegas revamped challenge. I'm annoyed that I still can't find Jillian, but oh well, the show must go on. I consumed 1525 calories yesterday. In a normal work day with no organized exercise, I typically burn around 2000 calories. I'm guessing with the added activity I had in the evening, it was closer to 2100 or more. So, I was at rougly a 475-600 calorie deficit. Interesting.
I have been doing so crappy with my eating that coming in at 1525 calories felt like work. Go figure. I guess it really was time to pull the reins. I think I have gotten used to picking up a piece of candy here and there (they are just begging to be taken in a bowl here at the office.) I have also started drinking (alcohol) more. Not a lot, by any means, but it is wasted calories. I also noticed that I have been deferring to the less healthy option instead of the healthy one...i.e. ordering fried instead of grilled, carbs instead of veggies, not scraping off a portion of the butter/gravy/sauce. I need to get back into some of those basic simple habits. Pair all of that with less exercise and I can see why the scale is not going down.
Breakfast: coffee & egg cups (I like variety in my breakfasts. I don't like oatmeal but I wish I did so I could mix it up more. The egg cups are good, but I have to make them on the weekend and I'm not always willing to take the time to do that.)
Lunch: Frozen Dinner & sugar-free pudding cup (This didn't really keep me full for long. I was hungry about 2 hours after I ate.)
Snacks: Crunchy Cheese & granola bar (I LOVE crunchy cheese snacks. I believe I first saw them on Shelly's Eggface Blog and I ordered some. They are 70 calories a pack and are a good salty crunchy snack when I need a little something to tide me over. I am looking for other good snack ideas.)
Dinner: Potbelly's Farmhouse Salad with Potbelly Dressing (I LOVED this. I was so proud of myself because I only used 1/2 of the serving of salad dressing. So, I started to modify the calories on my tracker this morning, but decided to check the Potbelly website first. Good thing. The calories posted for a serving is only 1/2 of what they provided. If that is the standard that they provide, then that is the calorie count they should give, right? Annoying!)
I forgot until I was on the way to work that I wasn't going to weigh myself this week. Lordy, I just forgot everything while I was lounging out by the lake, huh? I think that little piece of the challenge will wait until July. It will probably be good not to weigh myself a lot when I start strength training anyway. Look at that justification. I am a CHAMPION!!
Anyway, I weighed this morning and I was a pound and a half down from yesterday. Losing that bloat at the beginning is nice. I know I won't see the same results the rest of the week, but I like the start.
Today's challenge: we are going to lunch at an Italian place today. What do you all think? I have had salads the last three days and none of their options sound good to me anyway, so that is out. Should I go for lasagna, pasta primavera, or thin-crusted pizza? There is no nutritional information available for this restaurant which is a big, fat bummer. Right now I'm leaning toward the lasagna. Let me know what you think!!!
Billy Elliot was adorable! I always have fun with BFF but it is a bonus when the entertainment is good too. Speaking of BFF, she had the most super cute dress on last night. Loved it! I wore my new animal print heels with a denim dress. We were some styling chicks out in Big D last night!
Next show on the agenda: Next to Normal with BFF & Ro on Sunday. I LOVE THEATER! :)
Tonight is Jazzercise. It will be nice to get back into a routine, even if it is only for a few days.