This weekend I was so busy studying for finals that I did not have any time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo; I wish it would have landed on a Saturday instead of a Sunday that way I could participate in most of the festivities. I guess there is always next year for me with bells on.
I wanted to lower calories this week so I decided that I would start with breakfast this morning; many times I have huge smoothies for breakfast that are about 400 calories or more. I have no clue how I ended up drinking 400 calorie smoothies but it is possible. This is why I have decided breakfast would be 300 calories or less, I was looking for breakfast meals that were 300 calories or less all day yesterday. I found a few but known of them were easy or simple so I am going to see what I can come up with that is easy and quick.
1 banana- 100 calories
3/4th cup cereal- 80 calories
1 cup soy milk- 90 calories
1 boil egg -70 calories Total Calories for breakfast: 340
Well I did not land the 300 calorie mare for breakfast today but I will try and keep my calories at the 300 mark for breakfast tomorrow.
I think the flu has finally hit me after praying and hoping I would not catch the flu I think I am starting to get most of the symptoms; I could barely move yesterday, I had chills and a mini fever. I really don’t want to go to work today but I am hoping that I don’t get any worse. I really don’t have much of an appetite but I am going to get some vitamin C and fiber that was light and would not be heavy. Question of the day: When you are sick what do you eat?
Since I have started this journey there has been a few bumps in the road; however I have remained on track and have been doing great. I have slimmed down but my calories seem to go up and down. I have notice that I am having a problem with my portions, I usually go back for seconds and thirds. I am over-eater I am not ashamed it’s who I am; bigger seems to always be better, but lately it is becoming a problem and hindering my weight loss. I need to learn how to control my portions. It’s so hard when you love to eat. My supporters on calorie count have been giving me good ideas. Drinking water or eating a salad before I eat dinner which seems to be my favorite meal.
I have to admit something I am a compulsive eater I tend to eat even when I am full. It scares me that my compulsive eating has consumed me most of my life. I am a little bit older now and I am taking control of my health, so I am determined to not let this be a burden on my life. I feel at this point now it is not what I am eating it is how much I am eating, so I am determine to control my portions. I know this will be a challenge for me, but my cc family is always there to give me the encouragement I need. So my pledge to my self: I am not going to eat when I am full and only when I feel hungry :).