6:20 AM – Two slices of 15 grain toast with a thin spread of peanut butter.
9:00 Am – Egg whites with red and green peppers. See: https://imway2fat.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/red-peppers-green-peppers-and-egg-whites-mmmm/
12:15 – Whole grain angel hair pasta with steamed broccoli, red peppers, green peppers and a touch of red pasta sauce.
3:00- Green grapes and an apple
5:45 – Grilled chicken with peppers and onions on tortilla wraps.
I found that my challenge today was brought on by it being a day off and being less structured time wise. I found myself wanting to fall back into some of what I call “instinctive eating.” This is where I tend to want to eat because the opportunity simply presents itself. As I’m going about my regular household routine I find myself passing by the refrigerator or pantry and being drawn to grabbing a snack as though I’m Pavlov’s dog responding to a bell!
Two bits of good news about this temptation though- I was only craving the good foods and I didn’t allow myself to fall into that trap.
I’m also a bit nervous about tomorrows weigh-in. I know I will have lost weight but I’m sure it won’t be as much as I’d normally see in the first week. Normally I just starve myself and it looks great in the first weeks weigh-in but eating regularly with healthy foods will force me to keep reminding myself that this is a marathon and not a sprint!