I came back from St. Louis like I do every Christmas break....ready for a new diet. I had set the 3rd as my new start date since we would be traveling January 2nd. Wednesday was a staff development day and I called my wife to meet me for lunch since we had 1 1/2 hours for lunch. There was a $20 gift card burning a whole in my pockets so we met at a semi-expensive steak house. There went the calorie counting diet. I did pretty well as my wife and I shared a 6 oz. sirloin and 5 grilled shrimp with a soup and potato side. Still above my alotted calories for the day. We only ordered one entree and one kids meal and blew by our $20 card by $11 bucks with the tip include.
I then did okay on Thursday, but blew last Friday with card night. Liquid beverages probably covered my daily calorie total. Then add a light breakfast and lunch. I think I poisoned my body by eating tons of fried food as we played cards. I was so sick to my stomach Saturday that I didn't eat my donut until 3pm. Sunday wasn't too bad, but I didn't count calories.
This puts us to this week: I've done impressively well. I've taken my lunch each day. My breakfast has been around 300 calories while my lunch has been near 400. I am okay eating the same thing everyday as long as I'm on a routine. I get in trouble by suprises.
Monday the baker guy GIVES me a second banana muffie for FREE. One is 270 calories. I took it to work and gave it away. Tuesday my wife fried chicken fried steaks so I only ate 2/3 of mine. Wednesday was my "beating" day and I tried my best to blow my diet. I did eat fried food that accounted for about 700 calories. Tonight has been okay. I've dug deep into our freezer and shared 2 microwave meals with my kids. The meals without splitting would have been about 450 calories. 4 good days so far.
Friday will be another test for me. 1st of all I usually go and get a Chick Fil A chicken egg biscuit and they are about 600 calories. I am also our Friday lunch coordinator so I'll do my best to order a GRILLED chicken sandwich only. Then Friday night a friend asked me to go to a Sportsbar and I said since I was on a financial and calorie diet I could go cheap and have diet Pepsis. He didn't seem too excited about that. If you are the one looking to drink a few I guess you are looking for someone else who is ready to cut loose also. I guess I could save enough calories for a low carb, low cal beverage. But then this place has great chips and hot sauce. I want to go, but will be relieved if we don't go.
4 good days. It takes 7 repetions to start a habit!